School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: What Happened At School Today – A Visit to Sesame Street in Communities

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Sesame Street in Communities

Sesame Street in Communities is the educational arm of Sesame Workshop. They provide professional development and learning opportunities for educators, parents and community providers who are working with young children ages 0-6. This specific target age is when our children’s brains are experiencing their most prolific development. The ability to enhance the learning for this age group will serve them well as they grow and contribute to school success.

I had the privilege of visiting the team at Sesame Street in Communities in NYC recently! I was living a preschool nurses’ dream, entering the magical world of Sesame Street. I asked if everyone who visits feels like a kid again! It was truly a thrill to be in the creative energy where innovative programming addressing our most pressing social concerns are being designed and implemented. Somehow Muppets make even discussing homelessness and community violence less scary for children and adults.

My deepest appreciation to Dr. Jeanette Betancourt and her team for giving me the opportunity to share the needs of my school community. I value being on the ground as programs are being implemented and share the view from the streets of my school district with the folks at Sesame Street in Communities. School nurses are recognized partners!

Look for this article that Jeanette and I co-authored for NASN School Nurse entitled:

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It will be published in the May/June NASN School Nurse Journal!

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