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Free Professional Development for ECE Professionals from Sesame Street

Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC) offers a variety of free, professional development opportunities for parents and child care providers. This resource for professionals offers tips and tools for strengthening your work with young children and their families.

The resources are all free, and certificates are available. Resources are available in English and in Spanish. Click here to visit the Sesame Street in Communities website or browse the links below to explore some of the content.

Courses and Interactive Trainings

  • Sesame Strong: designed to support your family engagement efforts — includes eight bundles full of resources you can use to connect with, celebrate, and support parents and caregivers

  • Building a Reader: course for early childhood educators to increase capacity building and knowledge around early literacy and family engagement — includes ways to engage young children to explore key literacy goals; learn how to engage children ages 2–5 in their journey to become proficient readers and writers.


  • Caring for Mixed Age Groups: An overview of simple strategies to help you get kids of all ages involved in routines, solving problems together, and learning from each other as they play.

  • Using SSIC’s Health Emergencies: In this webinar with early childhood experts, learn playful ways to stay healthy, comfortable, and engaged during challenging times.

  • Brain Builders: In this webinar, take time to remember just how important you are to the wellbeing and development of children in your care (also available in Spanish).

  • Taking Care of Myself: Watch this webinar to recharge and stock your self care toolkit with tips and tricks to try when stress sneaks in.

  • Milestones – How Children Grow: An overview of developmental milestones, with strategies to help enrich and expand children’s skills.

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