Commitment to Action

Parents & Children Learning Together

Commitment by

Ounce of Prevention Fund

In 2014, Sesame Workshop and the Ounce of Prevention Fund, in collaboration with the National Head Start Association, committed to the creation, pilot, and launch of Parents & Children Learning Together; a new initiative to enrich everyday parenting with vital information, practical and fun learning tools, and peer connection. The project will be designed to connect high touch learning experiences with a convenient mobile platform that supports parent and child development anytime, anywhere, even when parents' time and resources are limited. The project includes the creation of a digital platform that delivers parenting information via multimedia text experiences, a high touch component that engages educators with parents to reinforce and extend the impact of the digital component, and a social networking function to encourage parent-to-parent connection. The partners will pilot the project in 2015 with Head Start centers and subsequently roll out a national program in 2016. Ultimately, the commitment will impact 400,000 children aged three to four and their parents.

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Commitment

Parents & Children Learning Together

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

6 years

Estimated Total Value

$4,000,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Ounce of Prevention Fund

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

National Head Start Association