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The Relentless School Nurse: Sesame Street in Communities & the Circle of Care


Two years ago, Sesame Workshop, the educational arm of Sesame Street, launched Sesame Street in Communities to offer support, guidance, and tools to those working with our most vulnerable population, our children.  In the “About Us” description on their website Sesame Street in Communities they share their intention:

Every day, you make a difference by helping kids and families grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Organizations like yours unite communities, foster families’ and kids’ resilience, nurture their physical and mental health and provide critical early learning opportunities. You’re an important part of the “circle of care” that surrounds the families and kids who need it most. We’ve created Sesame Street in Communities to support you in this critical work…”

As a Preschool Nurse, this speaks directly to the heart of what I do in Camden, New Jersey every day, engaged in the “circle of care.”  I know so many school nurse colleagues, regardless of the ages/grades you serve, are equally moved by this notion of “circle of care.”  How fitting that Sesame Street would create another branch on their “giving tree” and create a community-based format for those of us who are engaged in the important work of caring for children.

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Thank you, Robin - always the champion!   This is so timely, especially with all that has happened to undermine children's sense of safety.  This really resonated with me:  "There is something comforting about watching Big Bird, Elmo and friends talk about “Big Feelings” during these complex times.".  Thanks Robin! 

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