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:
It will be published in the May/June NASN School Nurse Journal!
Published by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN, is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently in her 22nd year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. Robin is the Director for New Jersey to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Board. She is proud to be a Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellow and past Program Mentor. Robin is the honored recipient of multiple awards for her work in school nursing and population health. These awards include, 2019 and 2020 National Association of School Nurses President’s Award, 2018 NCSN School Nurse of the Year, 2017 Johnson & Johnson School Nurse of the Year, and the New Jersey Department of Health 2017 Population Health Hero Award. Robin serves as faculty in the School Nurse Certificate Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing, where she teaches the next generation of school nurses. She was presented the 2018 Rutgers University – Camden Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award for Part-time Faculty. Robin writes a weekly blog called The Relentless School Nurse. She also writes a monthly column in My American Nurse, the official journal of the American Nurses Association. Robin’s work is included as a case study in The Future of Nursing Report 2020-2030. You can follow Robin on Twitter at @RobinCogan.
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