January – June 2021

January 23, 2021

WNIN (PBS/NPR) 50 Year Anniversary Gala
A Conversation with Sonia Manzano
WNIN’s mission is to deliver engaging public media content that informs, entertains and inspires.
Public event to celebrate 50 years of WNIN television. There will be an auction for fundraising.
Theme -A Conversation with Sonia Manzano
150-200 local WNIN donors, staff, and volunteers

May 11, 2021

Baltimore County Public Library
Topic-Read aloud and Sesame Street Q&A
100 zoom logins (approximately 200 people); Families with children 3-8 years old; educators; adults interested in sesame street
Sonia read to children a bedtime story followed by Q & A for adults

June 19, 2021

Delaware Association for the Education of Young Children
Building Resilience the Sesame Street Way

The Delaware Association for the Education of Young children (deaeyc) is an affiliate of the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the leading membership association for those working with and on behalf of children from birth through age eight. Founded in 1969, deaeyc serves and acts on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children and their families in Delaware. deaeyc currently houses T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Delaware, Child Care WAGE$ Delaware, and Get Delaware Reading Wilmington, check out their links on our page for more information. deaeyc has also led the state’s Advocacy work for ECE.

Navigating The New Normal: 2021 Deaeyc Early Childhood Education Virtual Conference

Young children face new challenges at every age and stage—that’s why it’s so important to help them build the skills they need to become resilient. With self-confidence and the ability to express themselves, little ones will be able to handle whatever may come their way…and will just keep getting stronger. Trauma presented by Covid and all its Challenges. The impacts of pulling young children out of their routines. Discussions of anti-bias and encouraging diversity in the classroom

June 24, 2021

Montgomery County Public Library

Topic: Sonia Manzano’s life story, geared to preschool and early elementary aged children and their parents, incorporating a mixture of speaking, reading books, and doing Q&A. We’ll be kicking off our summer read and learn program- emphasis on the importance of reading and learning over the summer would be appropriate


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