Sesame Street in Communities comes to Greater Des Moines

Sesame Street in Communities

Cultivating the social and emotional well-being of our young kids has never been more critical.

Prevent Child Abuse Iowa is thrilled to partner with the Iowa Alliance for Healthy Kids, Kellogg Foundation, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, and Iowa ACEs 360 to bring the Sesame Street in Communities initiative to our region. The project will provide messages and resources that can help caregivers, providers, and our community promote early relational health with families and the healthy development of young children.

Thank you to the many partners leading this work, especially the following organizations that serve on the steering committee: 

  • Common Good Iowa (formerly Child & Family Policy Center)
  • Early Childhood Iowa
  • Iowa ACEs 360
  • Iowa Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
  • Mid-Iowa Health Foundation
  • Orchard Place
  • Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
  • Project LAUNCH
  • United Way of Central Iowa
  • UnityPoint Health