Sesame Street in Communities - Virtual Summer Learning Series

Sesame Street in Communities - Virtual Summer Learning Series

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 6:00pm - Thu, 06/30/2022 - 2:00pm

WXXI Education and Child Care Council are hosting a series of Sesame Street in Communities trainings in June for local early learning and care providers. 

Join WXXI Education for a series of free virtual trainings focused on how to use Sesame Street in Communities curricular resources within child care or early learning setting. The sessions will explore different Sesame Street in Communities topics and types of resources to support children and families through a wide range of experiences.

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Where: All trainings are being held virtually via Zoom

Who: The trainings are appropriate for those who serve children ages 3 to 6 years old. 

  • early childhood classroom educators and staff
  • school counselors
  • daycare providers and staff
  • home childcare providers and staff
  • early childhood after-school and out-of-school educators and staff
  • homeschoolers
  • parents and caregivers
  • community educators
  • childcare center staff and providers

Registration: To register for individual sessions, please click the links below. Registration is being done via Eventbrite. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link for the session. Each session has a unique Zoom link. 

Certificates of Training/Professional Development Credits: All participants will receive a certificate of training showing their professional development; the certificate will show NYS CTLE. 

If you have questions, please contact: Cara Rager at 

What is Sesame Street in Communities?: Sesame Street in Communities brings a free curriculum that is highly trusted, developmentally-appropriate, engaging, and appropriate for formal and informal settings. This session will dive into the rationale, where to find the resources, and explore how works. The session will focus on providing an in-depth introduction to the Sesame Street in Communities resources and tools that are available for child care providers and early learning educators to use in their care and learning settings. 

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

  • Time: 6-7 p.m.

Start Strong with Healthy Habits: This session will explore health-focused resources from Sesame Street in Communities including topics such as: exploring emotions, caring for kids, handling tantrums, learning through routines, developmental milestones, moving our bodies, food insecurity and more. The session will highlight specific resources that can be used to encourage physical activity, for the development of healthy habits (both at sites and at home), support a child and family's emotional wellbeing, and create of strong daily routines.

  • Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Time: 1-2 p.m.

Get Ready to Learn!: This session will explore activities and resources from Sesame Street in Communities to support early literacy and numeracy learning, specifically focusing on building language skills, reading and writing habits, science and math skills, learning through art, and support for getting ready to go to school.

  • Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
  • Time: 6-7 p.m.

Supporting Families Going Through Difficult Times: This session will dive into the category of Sesame Street in Communities resources that help providers and families navigate difficult conversations—including grief, health emergencies, foster care, homelessness, incarceration, parental addiction, community violence, and more. Sesame Street in Communities was developed to support young children and families through difficult times using developmentally-appropriate, expertly designed resources. Learn how these tools can support families and communities experiencing a wide range of traumatic events and moments. 

  • Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022
  • Time: 1-2 p.m.


Support for WXXI’s Sesame Street in Communities continued efforts to support rural families has been provided by the Waldron Rise Foundation and a gift in memory of Fay Fondiller.


 To learn more about WXXI's Sesame Street in Communities work, visit: