Early education lays the foundation for lifelong learning. Yet millions of children – especially those affected by conflict and crisis – have little to no access to early learning opportunities. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this challenge, exposing the urgent need to develop innovative solutions that can broaden access to early education for all children.
Educational media offers one such solution – a pathway to expand the reach of early learning through myriad channels, whether broadcast, digital distribution, or through integration with local service delivery partners around the world.
That’s why Sesame Workshop is launching a first-of-its-kind library of globally tested educational content – Watch, Play, Learn: Early Learning Videos – designed to bring playful early learning to children everywhere, with particular attention to the unique needs and experiences of children affected by crises such as conflict or displacement.
This new global learning resource is part of Sesame’s broader initiative to support families affected by crises around the world, and it builds on our long history of harnessing the power of educational media and Muppets to deliver early learning to children in more than 150 countries.