Research Reports

How to Bring Early Learning and Family Engagement into the Digital Age

The Joyce Foundation is proud to support this work by New America's Education Policy Program and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.

Each day, parents, caregivers, and children are building language and literacy skills for the 21st century, perhaps without even realizing it. success in this media-infused environment. Since then, New America and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop have joined forces to document initiatives using digital tools to connect with vulnerable families and improve educational outcomes. Interactive tools such as on-demand video and text messaging are being used to inspire and reassure parents, to share learning materials between formal and informal settings, and to bring parents closer to their children’s learning.

This report describe four actions to help community leaders prioritize: take stock, develop professional learning programs, invest in physical infrastructure, and create a cycle of continuous improvement.

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