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October 24, 2017

Age of Learning Talks Machine Learning and Education at Glendale Tech Week 2017

The Glendale Central Library was anything but quiet during the “Machine Learning and How It Relates to Education” panel at the second annual Glendale Tech Week, a city-sponsored event that brings together top talent from tech companies in and around Glendale. The discussion, moderated by our SVP of Strategy Sunil Gunderia, provided a fascinating look at how machine learning and big data are impacting millions of students around the world and creating new professional opportunities.

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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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April 22, 2016

Age of Learning Launches ABCmouse Assessment Center to Help Families Evaluate School Readiness

Yesterday we released an unprecedented, comprehensive analysis of Kindergarten Readiness standards across all 50 states. Now we are thrilled to share news of another empowering Kindergarten Readiness resource that we are making available to families and caregivers. Based on the common standards identified in our Kindergarten Readiness Report, we have developed an in-depth Kindergarten Readiness assessment, which parents can use with the ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy curriculum to help better prepare children for kindergarten. Available in a new ABCmouse Assessment Center, the easy-to-use Kindergarten Readiness assessment was developed with guidance from the leading education and assessment research organization SRI International, and from the independent research institution NORC at the University of Chicago.

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March 10, 2016

ABCmouse.com Case Study: Using Early Learning Technology to Prepare Head Start Families for Kindergarten

Children that have access to high-quality early education learning experiences have been shown to be better prepared for kindergarten and subsequently more successful in school. As part of our ongoing efforts to support such experiences for young children, Age of Learning partnered with the Albina Head Start program in Portland, Oregon, which provides educational services to hundreds of underserved families, to offer children free access to ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy. This case study shows that the more ABCmouse was used in classrooms during the school year, the better prepared those students were for kindergarten. Teachers also found that ABCmouse helped engage families and fostered a meaningful classroom-to-home connection.

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January 21, 2016

ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy Ages Up with New Comprehensive 1st Grade Curriculum

Since we first launched ABCmouse, parents and teachers have eagerly asked us when we’d be growing beyond kindergarten. Today we are excited to announce a significant expansion of our award-winning ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy: the addition of a comprehensive supplementary 1st grade curriculum with more than 2,000 new learning activities and a new 1st grade classroom experience. With this new launch, ABCmouse now offers more than 650 lessons and 7,000 standards-based activities.

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July 1, 2015

New ABCmouse for Libraries Available on Tablets, Adds 1st Grade Curriculum and Enhanced Features

This past weekend at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference we launched a major expansion to our ABCmouse for LibrariesTM product, which gives children visiting public libraries free access to ABCmouse Early Learning Academy—the leading and most comprehensive online early learning resource for children ages 2–7+. The enhanced product now includes support for iPad and Android tablets, an all-new 1st grade curriculum that will include thousands of new learning activities, and added tools to improve librarians’ and patrons’ experience using ABCmouse. The already popular ABCmouse for Libraries will now help more young children learn, and better strengthen the library-school-home connection.

At our ALA conference booth, award-winning science author and Age of Learning Science Advisor Steve Tomecek demonstrated the new ABCmouse for Libraries features and content to a large and enthusiastic audience of librarians. Steve shared some of the new learning activities and culminated with a simple hands-on science activity that got the crowd engaged.

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March 27, 2015

ABCmouse.com Case Study: An Effective Digital Learning Resource Can Significantly Improve Motivation, Engagement, and Self-Confidence

This case study focuses on two families with children at different stages of development. After finding numerous education websites and apps ineffective, both families turned to ABCmouse.com because of its comprehensive academic curriculum and found the outcomes they had been seeking. Both families discovered that the benefits of using ABCmouse.com transcended academics and contributed to major gains they hadn’t anticipated, but eagerly welcomed, in their children’s approaches to learning, including motivation, focus, engagement, and self-confidence as learners. The families’ experiences echo the results of a comprehensive 2014 survey of nearly 5,000 parents with children using ABCmouse.com, also cited in this case study.

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January 5, 2015

Age of Learning Research Highlights – Three Large-Scale Studies Assess the Effectiveness of ABCmouse.com

Age of Learning regularly commissions research by independent early education experts to evaluate the effectiveness of ABCmouse.com. The summary below highlights key findings from three large-scale studies of the effects of ABCmouse.com usage by children in school and at home, in a range of geographic and socio-economic settings.

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