Who We Are: Age of Learning
Age of Learning’s mission is to help children everywhere build a strong foundation for success in school and in life. We blend education best practices, innovative technology, and insightful creativity to bring learning to life for children through our award-winning digital curriculum ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy.
ABCmouse is the leading and most comprehensive digital early learning resource for children ages 2–8+. With more than 8,500 individual learning activities and 850+ complete lessons, ABCmouse encompasses reading and language arts, math, science, health, social studies, 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, with as little as 45 minutes of usage per week.
Our ConnectHomeUSA Commitment
Age of Learning’s Education Access Initiatives provide ABCmouse Early Learning Academy at no cost to teachers and community institutions such as libraries, Head Start programs, public housing authorities, and afterschool programs.
We created ABCmouse for Community Centers to specifically provide community centers, afterschool programs, and public housing authorities with free access to ABCmouse in their computer rooms.
In July 2015, we joined the ConnectHome initiative, pledging to make ABCmouse available to families living in public housing in 27 cities and one tribal nation. We have since expanded this pledge by making ABCmouse available to all U.S. public housing authorities in their computer rooms.
As part of our commitment, we also provide webinars and training sessions for public housing staff and kits with printed materials including, flyers, posters, table tents, and monitor placards to inform families that ABCmouse is available.
Why We’re Involved in ConnectHomeUSA
ConnectHomeUSA participation marks another step in Age of Learning’s ongoing effort to make high-quality learning resources available to all children, regardless of their circumstances. Partnering with ConnectHomeUSA helps us serve more children across the U.S. in need of these resources.
Research shows that high-quality early learning experiences lead to lifelong gains for children and our society. Yet children from low-income families typically have less access to quality education and resources at home and in school than their more affluent peers. The result is an achievement gap that begins when children enter kindergarten unprepared to learn and widens as they move to 3rd grade without yet having learned to read proficiently. Age of Learning’s goal is to create a level playing field for all children and help close that achievement gap.