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September 22, 2017

A Constellation of New ABCmouse Apps for Learning on the Go

Over the last several months we’ve been busy creating a series of new ABCmouse mobile apps that complement our main ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy app! This growing constellation of engaging educational content currently includes six apps that offer downloadable ABCmouse content for offline use, making ABCmouse even easier for families to access—no matter where they go. These apps, available at no additional cost to all ABCmouse subscribers, are particularly valuable when Wi-Fi or mobile Internet access is unavailable, such as on a plane, in a car, or in a restaurant.

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May 25, 2017

Age of Learning Joins National Initiative to Transform “Book Deserts” into Book-Rich Environments

More than one million children from birth to age 8 currently live in public housing in the U.S. These children typically have less access to quality education and learning resources, resulting in an achievement gap that begins when they enter kindergarten unprepared to learn and widens as they progress to 3rd grade. Research shows that more than 80 percent of children from low-income families are not proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade. To help address this gap, Age of Learning recently joined the Leadership Cohort of the Book-Rich Environments Initiative.

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March 7, 2017

Southern California Edison Funds Bring Learning Home Initiative for the County of Los Angeles Public Library, Enabling Families to “Check Out” ABCmouse for Use at Home

We are pleased to announce that Southern California Edison (SCE) has invested in the Bring Learning Home initiative to provide local families with checkout access to ABCmouse through the County of Los Angeles Public Library. Bring Learning Home is a nationwide program that brings together public libraries, funders, and in-kind contributions from Age of Learning to make ABCmouse available to families who may not otherwise have access to high-quality learning resources in their homes.

Since 2014, ABCmouse for Libraries has provided our award-winning ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy to public library patrons at no cost for in-library use. ABCmouse is now available in more than 6,000 public library branches nationwide—over 40% of all branches in the U.S and almost 80% of branches in California. Last year alone there were more than 1,000,000 ABCmouse for Libraries child user sessions across the country. The Bring Learning Home initiative expands these efforts by partnering with libraries to provide ABCmouse to their patrons on a checkout basis for use at home, with the goal of improving school readiness and reading proficiency.

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January 9, 2017

ABCmouse.com Adds 2nd Grade Curriculum, Expanding the Leading Educational Resource for 3rd–Grade Readiness

The transition from 2nd to 3rd grade is a critical time in a child’s educational journey. So today we are excited to announce the launch of a comprehensive 2nd grade curriculum to expand our award–winning ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy for children ages 2–8. The expanded curriculum is designed to address the learning needs and interests of 2nd grade students with the goal of preparing them for the transition to 3rd grade.
Our 2nd grade curriculum, includes more than 1,500 new learning activities on two new levels in the Step–by–Step Learning Path, providing lessons in five key academic subjects: English language arts, math, social studies, science, and health. Children using ABCmouse at home, in classrooms, in libraries, and in other community institutions will all have access to the 2nd grade curriculum.

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December 6, 2016

Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho Calls for 3rd Grade Readiness ‘Moon Shot’ at Age of Learning – AASA Event

At the inaugural American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Early Childhood Learning Summit in Miami, Florida, a roomful of superintendents from around the country listened intently as Alberto M. Carvalho answered a critical question about the future of American education—what “moon shot” should a new president challenge the nation to achieve? Mr. Carvalho’s answer: Within 8 years, every child born in the first year of that presidency should have achieved proficiency in all 3rd-grade subjects, with a solid foundation of academic and learning skills upon which to build a complete education that would truly prepare him or her for life, work, and citizenship in the 21st century.

The room erupted with applause.

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Celebrating Our 2nd Billion

We’re pleased to announce that ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy recently passed the milestone of 2,000,000,000learning activities completed!

That’s an average of almost 200 learning activities each for the more than 10 million children who have enjoyed and learned from ABCmouse since it launched in November 2010.

These are more than just big numbers. Research shows that the more ABCmouse learning activities children complete, the greater the educational impact. That’s because every learning activity is designed to achieve specific curriculum objectives that contribute to a strong academic foundation for every child.

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June 27, 2016

Age of Learning Launches ABCmouse for Schools, a Scalable Solution for School Districts and School Groups in the U.S. and Globally

We’re proud that ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy has become a trusted early learning program for more than 65,000 classroom teachers across the country. However, district-level educators have asked for additional features to support implementation of ABCmouse across all of their early elementary classrooms, with the goal of ensuring that all of their younger students become 3rd-grade-ready. To meet this critical need, we are excited to announce today the launch of ABCmouse for Schools, a scalable solution to meet the pre-k through 2nd grade needs of school districts and school groups in the U.S. and internationally.

ABCmouse for Schools offers two solutions: ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, a comprehensive supplemental curriculum that builds a strong foundation for academic success across subject areas required for 3rd grade readiness; and the new ABCmouse English Language Learning Academy, which can be used by teachers as a core program or as a rich supplemental resource to provide a developmentally appropriate English language immersion experience.

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April 22, 2016

Age of Learning Releases In-Depth Analysis of What It Means to Be Kindergarten Ready in All 50 States

As a company, our mission is to help children everywhere build a foundation for academic success. It was with that in mind that we originally created ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, which has become a trusted curriculum for millions of parents and more than 65,000 teachers. To further support families and early childhood educators in preparing children for kindergarten, today we are releasing an unprecedented, comprehensive analysis of Kindergarten Readiness standards across all 50 states. The Report reveals substantial common ground among state Kindergarten Readiness standards, with 15 specific skills that 85 percent or more of states would like to see children acquire before entering kindergarten. 

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