Welcome to Greater Des Moines, Iowa! Here we have many advocates working together to support families in providing children with the building blocks for a healthy life. In fall 2019, a group of stakeholders recognized the importance of forming a collective effort to improve the social-emotional health of young children. With the Sesame Street in Communities partnership, we can offer messages, tools, and resources to help caregivers, providers, and our community promote early relational health with families and the healthy development of children. Support from the Kellogg Foundation and Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, along with partner organizations involved in the planning of this project, helped bring SSIC to our region and state!