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April 17, 2015

1 Billion and Counting

I am delighted to share my thoughts about a major milestone that we recently celebrated at Age of Learning, when a five-year-old boy in Tennessee completed a mathematics learning activity on called Ring It Up.

Why is that worth noting? Because it was the 1,000,000,000th learning activity completed on Yes, that’s one billion with a b.

That’s a big number, but what’s most important is what it represents. Ever since we launched, our goal has been to help children learn. More specifically, we set out to “help children build a strong foundation for future academic success.” And our commitment to that goal is stronger than ever—we are hard at work expanding our curriculum and creating new ways to “Bring Learning to Life” for children throughout the U.S. and around the world.

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August 29, 2014

Early Childhood Education Increasingly a Nationwide Priority

There’s big news in a recent poll released by the First Five Years Fund: People throughout the country now broadly support strengthening early childhood education.

Indeed, 85% of those polled say that ensuring that children get a strong start in life is one of the nation’s top priorities.

We’re pleased to see this issue is now getting the attention it deserves, as the early years are so critical to a child’s development and prospects for success in school and in life.

Over the past few years, states as diverse as Oklahoma, Georgia, Illinois, Florida, West Virginia, and Maine have adopted statewide preschool or pre-kindergarten programs, and several others are working toward that goal.

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