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

I am pleased to announce Age of Learning’s latest education access initiative here on my blog.

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.

You can read more about this initiative here on the Age of Learning blog.

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

ABCmouse new 2nd Grade CurriculumBecause the transition from 2nd to 3rd grade is such a critical time in a child’s educational journey, I am especially 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 on ABCmouse 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.

Read more on the Age of Learning blog …