Sesame Street is now tackling an issue that many children today experience: homelessness. Lily, who was first introduced to Sesame Street in 2011, is a character experiencing family homelessness and represents the perspective of a child who may be going through something similar.
Parents, providers and educators can find several free and bilingual resources around family homelessness from Sesame Street in Communities to use with children in their care. These videos, articles, printables and digital storybooks are specifically developed with national experts on family homelessness and tested with both providers and parents. They help answer difficult questions, encourage optimism, promote understanding, and model simple coping strategies for children.
There are also professional development videos with strategies to help parents and providers give children a sense of continuity, routine and predictability.