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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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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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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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December 24, 2014

ABCmouse.com Case Study: Differentiating Instruction and Engaging Families with Technology

Today we’re sharing the first in a series of research case studies examining the impact of ABCmouse.com in school and home environments. This case study focuses on the experience of Julie Choudhary, a 25-year-veteran kindergarten teacher in Escondido, California, and her use of ABCmouse.com to differentiate instruction and engage families. Julie found that ABCmouse.com helped her students make significant academic gains, with growth on key early literacy skills of more than twice the national average.

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