Resources designed to empower parents and caregivers and support family engagement.
You can help families be Sesame Strong!
Welcome to Sesame Strong! Sesame Strong is a scope and sequence designed to support your family engagement efforts. It includes eight bundles full of resources you can use to connect with, celebrate, and support parents and caregivers.
Each bundle is flexible and designed with busy schedules in mind. Parents are kids’ first teachers, and they can be assets to your program. Their talents, insight, and experience can add value to the work you do.
Helping parents feel empowered and capable will boost the quality of their interactions with kids and encourage them to build strength of their own. We’re all stronger together!
Sesame Strong: Start Here
Use this series to strengthen connections with caregivers.
Sesame Strong, Session 1: Learning Through Play
Remind caregivers that little moments matter!
Sesame Strong, Session 2: I Am Special
Share confidence-boosting strategies to build children’s resilience!
Sesame Strong, Session 3: The People Who Care for Me
Invite caregivers to care for themselves!
Sesame Strong, Session 4: Feelings Big and Small
Encourage parents to help children express their feelings.
Sesame Strong, Session 5: Everyday Challenges
Offer calm-down strategies and time to practice.
Sesame Strong, Session 6: Managing My Feelings
Talk about many ways grown-ups can help kids manage their feelings.
Sesame Strong, Session 7: Helping Hands
Explore and practice comfort strategies.
Sesame Strong, Session 8: Growing & Knowing
Review strategies and share more resources.