Iowa Alliance for Healthy Kids: Social-Emotional Well-Being

The Iowa Alliance for Healthy Kids is partnering with Sesame Street in Communities to bring new resources to providers and parents that promote young kids' social-emotional well-being.

Talking Points

On this webpage are talking points for speaking with providers and families about kids' feelings. Please feel free to use these messages in your handouts and communication.

Social Media Messages

In honor of Week of the Young Child (April 10-16, 2021), IAHK is providing Iowa organizations access to Sesame Street-branded social media messages that celebrate and support parents in their important role. To access these messages, you will need to complete a short form and commit to using the messages and images as is, without co-branding, and to report the reach your messages have. Thank you for joining with this campaign!

Handout

Sesame Street in Communities has created a handout called "Breathe. Think. Do." to help parents and providers support children during a tantrum. This handout can be printed as a poster or a bookmark and must be printed professionally. To access the handout, please complete the form on our Resources page.

Books

For those who serve families in central Iowa (Polk, Warren, Dallas, Madison, Marshall, and Story counties), you can order hard copies of Comfy-Cozy Nest books to share with young kids. If you work outside of these counties, you can still access the book online and share activities with this workshop bundle.