Age of Learning Expanding Opportunity Through Our Education Access Initiatives

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Our mission at Age of Learning is simple: helping children everywhere build a strong foundation for academic success and foster a lifelong love of learning. And we measure progress by our ability to increase learning outcomes for all children, particularly those who are furthest from opportunity.

Children from low-income families begin to fall behind their peers in vocabulary development before they’re even two years old. By the time they reach fourth grade, 80 percent of these children are not proficient readers (Source: Campaign for Grade-Level Reading). This learning deficit has long-term effects on children’s academic future, including their likelihood of graduating from high school.

To help address this challenge, Age of Learning has developed a set of Education Access Initiatives to make our educational programs available for free to children whose families may not be able to afford a subscription.

Learn more about the progress of these initiatives here on the Age of Learning blog.

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Webinar: Using ABCmouse in Your Community Center

At Age of Learning, we’re proud to offer ABCmouse Early Learning Academy, the leading and most comprehensive digital learning resource for young children, to all ConnectHome community partners at no cost.

Want to learn how you can take advantage of this education access initiative? Sign up today to attend the ABCmouse webinar to learn more about getting started and making the most out of this high-quality resource for children ages 2–8+.

Our free webinar will help you

  • Learn about the ABCmouse curriculum and how it helps children increase literacy and math skills.
  • Learn how to get started with ABCmouse for Community Centers. It’s quick and easy!
  • Get an ABCmouse demo and receive helpful tips to share with parents and children.

Webinar: Using ABCmouse in Your Community Center to Help Children Learn and Succeed

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Time: 1 p.m.–2 p.m. (PST)

Register Now (You’ll receive a detailed email on how to join the webinar.)

Parents and Teachers Share Their Praise of ABCmouse

As I’ve done for the last couple of months, today I’ll be sharing some of the most recent positive feedback we’ve received at Age of Learning. Once again, we received thousands of messages from parents and teachers who’ve been using ABCmouse with their children and students. Their brief stories are both gratifying and inspiring, confirming that our work at Age of Learning is making a very real and meaningful impact on the lives of children.

I love ABCmouse! My daughter could read brand new books cover to cover by the time she turned 4. She is 4 1/2 now and reading on a 2nd or 3rd grade level. She can also do basic addition and subtraction and has advanced reasoning skills as well. Thank you for creating such a comprehensive and entertaining learning program!!

—Mother of a 4-year-old girl

 My very artistic and ACTIVE 5-year-old granddaughter, who lives with me, finds the learning so absorbing and fun that she will gladly take time from other active pursuits to sit and “play” ABCmouse! She loves the color, the ability to repeat an activity or to move on. Thank you for helping me to help her love learning.

—Grandmother of a 5-year-old girl in Cleveland-Akron, OH

I love the printables for use in my class. They are clear and great quality. I’m excited about incorporating this site into my curriculum as a home study addition.

—Preschool teacher in Huntington Beach, CA

We love this site. Kam’s willingly comes to get my iPad to begin his lessons. He is two and enjoys learning his colors and the other activities. He is speaking now and the clarity of sound on the site has helped immensely with his pronunciation. Hearing his voice say “Mommy” after everything else (therapist, special learning and hearing tools) we have tried was almost as awesome as his birth!!!!!!

—Mother of a 2-year-old boy in Atlanta, GA

 I am a mother of a two-year-old and six-year-old. Both LOVE ABC Mouse. Every day they request to play the games, music, and absolutely love the printed coloring pages! This is a wonderful site, my two-year-old has already earned a certificate and my six-year-old has nearly mastered the highest level. Winning the tickets and prizes are a great motivational tool as well. Thanks!

—Mother of two girls, ages 6 and 2

 I could not be more pleased with this site. It has given my daughter an advantage through the years and as she progresses out of kindergarten and into the first grade. Thank you

—Mother of a 6-year-old girl in Denver, CO

I feel that the ABC mouse program does very well at keeping the children’s attention. Each lesson is interactive and learning is made fun for each student.

—Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

 My granddaughters love the incentives! They have both always been eager learners and ahead of the learning curve for their age. ABCmouse has allowed them to continue learning at their unique levels.

—Grandmother of two girls in Birmingham, AL

Hi, good day. I must say that this program has been helping my son, who is 12 years old, at school. He is a special child, and he has now started to learn. I was surprised to see the progress that he has been making.

—Mother of a 12-year-old boy

My granddaughter is 7 now and in 2nd grade. I highly recommend as a learning tool. My granddaughter enjoyed ABCmouse and spent hours of excitement and learning on her path to learning. I thank ABCmouse for making such a big contribution to her learning abilities.

—Grandmother of a 7-year-old girl in Salt Lake City, UT


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

Leading Online Early Education Resource Now Used in Nearly 4,000 Library Branches; Available to All Public Libraries for Free

Today, at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Age of Learning, Inc. announced a major expansion to ABCmouse for Libraries™, which gives children visiting public libraries free access to ABCmouse Early Learning Academy—the leading and most comprehensive online early learning resource. 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.

The multi-award-winning curriculum and safe, COPPA-compliant, 100% educational environment offered by ABCmouse for Libraries helps young children build a strong foundation for future academic success. Large-scale research studies assessing the effectiveness of ABCmouse have concluded that ABCmouse accelerates learning and helps children make significant gains in math and literacy.

ABCmouse for Libraries was launched at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference. Just one year later, the early learning curriculum is being used in nearly 4,000 libraries, including six of the seven largest public library systems in the country: Los Angeles Public Library, County of Los Angeles Public Library, Chicago Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Borough Public Library, and Miami-Dade Public Library System.

“Since the launch of ABCmouse for Libraries last summer, thousands of branches across the country have enabled hundreds of thousands of children to complete high-quality early learning activities at their local public library,” said Zachary Katz, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Age of Learning. “As libraries increasingly make mobile devices available to patrons, Age of Learning is excited to expand ABCmouse for Libraries by making our ABCmouse app—the leading children’s learning app for iPads and Android tablets—free for in-library use.”

For the millions of families without broadband Internet at home, the local public library may be the only place they can access online learning resources. According to ALA data, there are more than 1.5 billion in-person public library visits and 300 million sessions on Internet-connected computers at U.S. public libraries annually. The new ABCmouse for Libraries will provide added benefits to this population:

  • The ability to use ABCmouse on library-supplied iPad and Android tablets within the library, in addition to library desktop computers and families’ own tablets and laptops.
  • A comprehensive standards-aligned supplementary 1st grade curriculum, with thousands of learning activities, including books, instructional animations, games, songs, puzzles, and more.
  • An enhanced library user experience for easier access to the most popular ABCmouse learning activities.
  • New tools offering more robust, anonymous usage data to give librarians insights into daily and weekly usage, including the number of users, time spent, activities completed, and books read.
  • Free Library Starter Kits for branches to generate awareness and increase usage of ABCmouse for Libraries.

Age of Learning Science Advisor and award-winning science author Steve Tomecek will be demonstrating the new ABCmouse for Libraries product at the Age of Learning booth, #3725, at the ALA Conference this weekend.

ABCmouse for Libraries makes it quick and easy for all public librarians to create a free account at Children can then use the site with a guest account, or parents can create personal accounts at the library to allow their children to customize their experiences and save their progress on ABCmouse.

School Library Month


The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is celebrating the 30th anniversary of School Library Month (#SLM) throughout April.

During School Library Month, all school librarians are urged to develop library-related activities to help their school and community understand how strong school library programs can transforming learning in many positive ways. The AASL is also encourage you to share your best photos and videos about your school library. for Schools and School LibrariesMy company, Age of Learning, is a proud supporter of schools and school libraries. One of our Education Access Initiatives, for Schools, is 100% free to use in both classrooms and school libraries.

School librarians or teachers can click here to sign up for for free.

Age of Learning Joins Invest in US Campaign at White House Summit to Expand Access to High-Quality Early Education

I’m proud to say that today my company, Age of Learning, is attending the White House Summit on Early Education to support the launch of Invest in US, a national campaign to ensure that all children and communities have access to high-quality early childhood education.

As a participant in Invest in US, Age of Learning is making a commitment to provide free access to the complete, award-winning early learning curriculum in every U.S. preschool, Head Start, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom over the next two years.

Read more on the Age of Learning blog…