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Jun 12
2015
June 12, 2015

Too Small to Fail and Its Partners Recognized for Helping Communities Take Action

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Just last week, two of Too Small to Fail’s key partners—Sesame Workshop and Univision—received national awards for their collaborative work with Too Small to Fail to help parents and communities take meaningful actions to improve the health and well-being of children from birth to age five, and prepare them to succeed in the 21st century.

The REVERE award for Beyond the Classroom – which recognizes exceptional resources that stimulate learning outside of school – was awarded to the “Talking is Teaching” family resource, a multimedia toolkit developed in partnership between Sesame Workshop and Too Small to Fail. This bilingual (English/Spanish) resource aims to empower families to boost children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple actions like talking reading, and singing during everyday moments and routines. “Talking is Teaching” provides colorful, fun, and informative content that parents, caregivers, and communities can use to support children’s early learning from ages birth to three.  

The second award was presented to Too Small to Fail’s partner, Univision, for their joint Pequeños y Valiosos initiative – a cross-platform public awareness and action campaign that aims to improve children’s early language development among families in Hispanic communities across the United States. The month-long campaign created special programing on the morning show, Despierta America, showcased local broadcasters engaging in brain-building activities with their own children, and reached parents with interactive challenges to boost engagement. Awarded the ACC Golden Beacon Award for Integrated Communication, Pequeños y Valiosos was recognized for creating a positive impact while demonstrating excellence in communication and public affairs.

Continuing in its efforts to build dynamic national partnerships, Too Small to Fail announced new Commitments to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Denver this week. To learn more about these partnerships and Too Small to Fail, visit TooSmall.org.