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This study was led by Global TIES for Children at New York University
Researchers evaluate a phone-delivered version of a parenting program in the Middle East and the first randomized-controlled evaluation of an audio-only parenting program.
Though extremely relevant for humanitarian and crisis situations when in-person programs are difficult, very little is known about the impacts of audio-only remote caregiver programs. When the International Rescue Committee (IRC) adapted an in-person home-visiting parenting program in 2020 to be delivered remotely via audio-only phone calls, it created a unique opportunity for evaluation. The original in-person program, Reach Up and Learn (RUL), had been delivered by the IRC from 2016 to early 2020 in parts of Jordan, targeting both Jordanian and Syrian caregivers. The remote adaptation was made in response to the pandemic and as part of the Ahlan Simsim initiative, in partnership with Sesame Workshop.
Reaching kids and families around the world through the power of media.
Lessons and Impacts of the Ahlan Simsim TV Program
A study in pre-primary classrooms in Jordan on children’s emotional development.
Effects of Remote Early Childhood Education
A study conducted with families in hard-to-access settings in Lebanon.
Coming Together: Family Reflections On Racism Study
For this report, Sesame Workshop explored how children experienced or processed the 2020 surge in media coverage of violent acts of racism.
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center
Advancing children’s education in the digital age.
Seed the future: Investments in life-changing learning.
Identity Matters Study
Explore parents’ and educators’ perceptions of children’s social identity development.