What began as a simple yet revolutionary idea in 1969 — to teach kids through television — has grown into a global phenomenon, reaching more than 150 countries.
From timely research, to classroom curricula, to large-scale social impact projects, you can find us everywhere kids and families learn and play.
Reaching kids and families around the world through the power of media
Take a trip to the friendliest street in the world.
Need help? Mecha Elmo, Mecha Cookie, and Mecha Abby will be there on the double to “Plan it, Test it, Solve it!
In this Emmy Award-winning series, every story goes beyond the page.
Got a problem? The Helpsters will help you solve it!
Your friends Elmo, Abby, Comegalletas, Lola, and more are here to bring fun and learning in Spanish across Latin America.
Sesame Street Works
As they grow up, children who watch Sesame Street have 16% higher GPAs in high school than their peers
From celebrating joyful everyday moments, to understanding and expressing feelings, to helping parents and community providers recognize the signs of more serious mental health challenges, we’re helping children develop a foundation for future emotional well-being for years to come.
Foundational Knowledge & Skills
We believe a good foundation sets a child up for success in life. That starts with the basics of literacy, math, science and STEM.
Creativity & Playful Problem Solving
When children develop creativity and playful problem solving skills, they also develop the foundation for learning. We focus on encouraging flexible thinking and curiosity — sparking exploration and helping children see the joy in experimentation.
Self Identity & Belonging
Building a positive sense of identity is critical to children’s healthy development and research shows that valuing their own identities helps children grow into more confident and accepting and adults.
Where We Work
Sesame Workshop brings learning, laughter, and life lessons to kids all over the world.
East Asia and Oceania
Sesame Workshop has a long history in East Asia and Oceania — and it’s as varied as these vast regions.
For decades, Sesame has brought joy and learning to the lives of children across Europe.
Sesame Workshop has brought joyful learning to children in Latin America for more than 50 years.
Middle East and North Africa
Using media, playful learning, and caregiver support to help children in the region learn, connect, and build resilience
Sesame uses the power of media, partnerships, and community engagement to prepare children for a future full of opportunity.
Using the power of media and community engagement to bring playful learning and support to children across the region
United States and Canada
From Sesame Street to classroom learning to community support, Sesame has been sweeping clouds away for over five decades.
Ever since the landmark study that inspired Sesame Street, Sesame Workshop has been leading the conversation about how media can educate children.
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center
Advancing children’s education in the digital age.
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.
Caring for Each Other
In this study, Sesame Workshop sought out to explore how children were experiencing or processing the pandemic.
Identity Matters Study
Explore parents’ and educators’ perceptions of children’s social identity development.