High-quality teacher support and implementation services maximize the educational impact of the award-winning ABCmouse curriculum in the classroom and at home
GLENDALE, Calif., June 27, 2016–Today leading education technology innovator Age of Learning, Inc., announced 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 builds on the success of the company’s award-winningand research-validatedABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy, the leading and most comprehensive digital education resource for early learners. Available on computers, tablets, and smartphones, ABCmouse is already used by millions of children at home, in more than 65,000 U.S. classrooms, and in more than one third of all U.S. public libraries.
ABCmouse for Schools offers two solutions for pre-k through 2nd grade: ABCmouse 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.
ABCmouse for Schools complements these curriculum offerings with student management, professional development, curriculum alignment, and progress reporting tools. Uniquely, these products also offer home access versions that are designed specifically to engage children in learning outside of the classroom, while strengthening the school-home connection that has been proven to improve student outcomes.
“ABCmouse is already a trusted early learning program for more than 65,000 classroom teachers,” explained David Samuelson, Age of Learning’s Head of Global Schools. “However, district-level educators have asked for additional features to support implementation of this highly effective supplemental curriculum across all of their early elementary classrooms, with the goal of ensuring that all of their younger students become truly 3rd-grade-ready. To meet this critical need, we spent more than a year developing the suite of ABCmouse for Schools tools and resources, based on feedback from teachers around the country and globally along with guidance from our Curriculum Board and Advisors.”
The ABCmouse Curriculum Board is composed of nationally recognized educators and experts in language development, child development, and early learning and primary grades curriculum and instruction, including 2014 U.S. National Teachers Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Rebecca Palacios; 2006 U.S. National Teacher of the Year Kimberly Oliver Burnim; Dr. Twila Tardif, professor of psychology and former Associate Dean and Director of the Center for Human Growth and Development at the University of Michigan; and others.
“ABCmouse for Schools helps to equalize access and improve the fidelity of implementation of a proven high-quality early learning resource,” said Dr. Palacios. “What schools and teachers will get is a powerful yet easy-to-use solution that strengthens the important school-home connection while reinforcing classroom learning to improve children’s academic skills.”
About ABCmouse Early Learning Academy
ABCmouse Early Learning Academy provides young learners, their families, and teachers with a comprehensive supplemental curriculum based on widely accepted education standards and early learning practices. Designed to prepare students for 3rd grade, the curriculum includes 830 lessons in 10 levels, with more than 8,500 standards-based learning activities such as books, songs, puzzles, and games that cover all major subjects: reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, health, art, and music.
Large-scale research studies assessing the effectiveness of ABCmouse have concluded that ABCmouse accelerates learning and helps children make significant gains in early literacy and math skills. For more information on our research, please visit www.ABCmouseForSchools.com/research/.
About ABCmouse English Language Learning Academy
ABCmouse English Language Learning Academy teaches English in a natural way, beginning with listening and speaking activities that help children to quickly develop vocabulary and conversational skills. Once students have learned to speak and understand simple English, they progress to reading and writing. They will also develop independent learning skills and gain confidence in their own ability to understand and speak English, building a foundation that will help students to be successful throughout their education.
For more information, please visit ABCmouseForSchools.com.
For a live demonstration, visit Age of Learning at ISTE 2016 in Denver, CO from June 27 to 29, 2016 at booth #2519.
About Age of Learning, Inc.
Age of Learning is a leading education technology innovator and producer of the multi-award–winning ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, serving millions of children. Based in Los Angeles, the company blends education best practices, innovative technology, and insightful creativity to bring learning to life for children across the U.S. and around the world. Age of Learning's content provides young learners, their families, and teachers with a comprehensive curriculum that includes thousands of highly engaging and effective learning activities that build a strong foundation for academic success. Recognized as the No. 1 digital learning resource for children ages 2–7, ABCmouse is regularly ranked as the leading children's learning iPad, iPhone, and Android app in both the Kids and Education categories. To date, children have completed more than 1.8 billion ABCmouse learning activities. The company's Education Access Initiatives reach millions of children by offering the full ABCmouse curriculum at no cost to teachers and community institutions such as libraries, Head Start programs, community centers, public housing authorities, and after-school programs.