LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10, 2014 – Today 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 ABCmouse.com curriculum in every U.S. preschool, Head Start, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom over the next two years, with a value of more than $10 million.
ABCmouse.com is the leading and most comprehensive online learning resource for children in preschool through kindergarten, with more than 5,000 carefully designed learning activities encompassing reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and music. ABCmouse.com is available on computers, tablets, and smartphones; to date, millions of children have completed more than 850 million ABCmouse.com learning activities.
"Age of Learning is proud to support this vitally important White House initiative to expand access to high-quality and effective early childhood education resources," said founder and CEO Doug Dohring. "This initiative aligns with our goal to advance educational equity and help all children learn."
The Invest in US campaign challenges public and private sector leaders across the U.S. to build a better nation by investing in and providing high-quality early childhood programs from birth to age five, including expanding access to digital learning resources.
Early childhood education experts, researchers, and teachers agree that the foundation for educational success begins to be developed long before children enter formal K-12 schooling. Creating and making available effective early childhood education resources can pay huge dividends both for individual families and for the nation as a whole.
"It's thrilling to see early childhood education truly becoming a priority for our nation," said Dr. Rebecca Palacios, who is attending the Summit as Senior Curriculum Advisor at Age of Learning. "This is an exciting and hopeful time for the early education community and for our most precious national resource: our children."
For more information about Age of Learning's Education Access Initiatives, including ABCmouse.com for Schools and ABCmouse.com for Libraries, please visit www.ageoflearning.com/initiatives.html.