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Celebrating High Chair Philosophers

What do sippy cups have to do with STEM learning? Definitely more than you might think, says Elisabeth McClure, recent Cooney Center fellow and lead author of STEM Starts Early, a 2017 report produced by New America and the Cooney Center. Every day, early learners lay groundwork for more advanced science, technology, engineering, and math skills by engaging in impromptu experiments […]

Who Plays Which Games? And What Does That Say About Our Culture?

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center’s newest Digital Games and Family Life infographic looks at the game genres and titles that kids and their families play. Not surprisingly, there seems to be a generational gap. There is also a curious gender distinction. When it comes to age, puzzle/strategy games, first person shooters and role-playing games have […]

Cooney Center 2016-17 Fellowship: Now Accepting Applications

Want to join the Joan Ganz Cooney Center team? Apply to be the 2016-2017 Cooney Center Fellow! The Cooney Center Fellows Program encourages research, innovation, and dissemination to promote children’s learning. Fellows participate in a wide range of projects and, in doing so, develop broad exposure to scholarship, policy, and practice in the field of […]

Welcome Elisabeth McClure, Cooney Center Research Fellow

We’re pleased to introduce our newest Cooney Center Fellow, Elisabeth McClure.  She has just joined us this month from Georgetown University, where she is completing her PhD in Human Development and Public Policy. Elisabeth’s graduate work was inspired by research about the video deficit effect, which finds that children under two years old learn better […]

Welcome Cooney Center Research Fellow, Jason Yip

We are pleased to introduce you to our newest Cooney Center Fellow. Jason Yip joins our team from the University of Maryland’s College of Education, where he is completing his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on science education (chemistry). Jason is a former K-12 math and science teacher whose interest in kids […]

The Scoop on Our Fellowship Program

Interested in applying for a fellowship at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center? Former fellows Christina Hinton and Anna Ly have the scoop. Here they answer some frequently asked questions about the program and provide a tour of our office space at Sesame Workshop! And see a special message by our Executive Director Michael Levine below. […]

The Top 5 Best Things About Being a JGCC Research Fellow

Editor’s Note: Want to join the Joan Ganz Cooney Center team? Apply to be the 2016-2017 Cooney Center Fellow! We are accepting fellowship applications now through April 4, 2016. This Fall, I became the newest Cooney Center alum.  After completing my year-long stint as the 2011-2012 Cooney Center Research Fellow, I am now a post-doctoral fellow at the Annenberg […]

Cooney Center Fellows Program Application

The Cooney Center Fellows Program encourages research, innovation, and dissemination to promote children’s learning. Fellows participate in a wide range of projects and, in doing so, develop broad exposure to scholarship, policy, and practice in the field of digital media and learning. This professional development program offers opportunities to:  – Conduct and/or support research on […]

Announcing Our New Cooney Center Research Fellow, Sarah Vaala

We are proud to announce our Cooney Fellow for 2011! Sarah Vaala will be joining the Joan Ganz Cooney Center in October of this year from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah will be completing her Ph.D. in Communication this summer, with various research work surrounding the issue of how […]

A Cooney Center Fellow’s Confession: I Came for the Muppets

Editor’s Note: Want to join the Joan Ganz Cooney Center team? Apply to be the 2016-2017 Cooney Center Fellow! We are accepting fellowship applications now through April 4, 2016. I’ll be honest—I applied for the Cooney Center Fellowship for the Muppets. As a lifelong fan of Sesame Street, the idea of working in an environment […]