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.
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.
We spent more than a year developing this new suite of tools and resources for educators, based on feedback from teachers around the country and globally along with guidance from our Curriculum Board and Advisors. Curriculum Board member Dr. Rebecca Palacios offered her perspective on the new offering: “ABCmouse for Schools helps to equalize access and improve the fidelity of implementation of a proven high-quality early learning resource. 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.”
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.
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 our new Global Schools website: ABCmouseForSchools.com.
If you are attending ISTE 2016 in Denver, CO from June 27 to 29, 2016, please visit us at booth #2519 to see a live demonstration.