At Age of Learning, we are committed to helping children everywhere build a strong foundation for academic success. To achieve this, we blend educational best practices, innovative technology, and insightful creativity to bring learning to life through the following programs:
Winner of numerous awards from national educational, parent, and media organizations, our flagship product is the leading and most comprehensive digital early learning resource for children ages 2–8. ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy offers a research-validated curriculum for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade with more than 9,000 individual Learning Activities and more than 850 complete lessons along our Step-by-Step Learning Path. ABCmouse encompasses all key academic subject areas, including literacy, math, science, health, and social studies, and offers many art- and music- based activities. To date, children have completed billions of Learning Activities on ABCmouse!
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. ABCmouse is available to families on a low-cost subscription basis for use on computers, tablets, and smartphones. ABCmouse is regularly ranked as the leading children's learning iPad, iPhone, and Android app in both the Kids and Education categories.
ABCmouse English Learning Academy helps children ages 3–8 learn English in a developmentally appropriate immersive English language environment. The English Learning Academy teaches English as a second language in the same natural sequence as children learn their native language: listening and understanding, speaking, phonics and reading, and then writing. Lessons include engaging instructional animations featuring an English teacher and six children in an international school setting, along with more than 5,000 interactive English learning activities including games, songs, puzzles, art activities, and books, organized into hundreds of lessons and a structured learning path. The English Learning Academy teaches children to understand and say more than 2,000 English words and phrases.
Age of Learning makes the ABCmouse Early Learning Academy curriculum available for free to teachers in U.S. public and private schools and Head Start programs as part of ABCmouse for Teachers. ABCmouse for Teachers enables educators to use ABCmouse for whole-class, small-group, and individual learning; to personalize instruction for each student; and to engage families in their children’s learning and strengthen the school-home connection. More than 70,000 teachers regularly use this program in their classrooms.
Age of Learning launched ABCmouse for Schools in 2016 to meet the needs of school districts and school groups in the U.S. and internationally. ABCmouse for Schools combines ABCmouse Early Learning Academy and/or English Learning Academy with student management, curriculum alignment, standards-aligned playlists, progress reporting tools, and professional development. ABCmouse for Schools also includes full access to the ABCmouse curriculum for students at home.
Age of Learning offers free ABCmouse for Libraries accounts to all public libraries in the U.S. and Canada, providing the full ABCmouse Early Learning Academy curriculum to young patrons. Launched in 2014, ABCmouse for Libraries is now available in nearly 50% of all U.S. public library branches, including more than 70% of the top 50 library systems. Recognizing the critical role of libraries in serving at-risk children, we continue to expand our work with libraries each year. Patrons in a growing number of communities can now also check out ABCmouse accounts from their local library to use at home through the Bring Learning Home initiative.
Age of Learning also offers free ABCmouse for Community Centers accounts to community centers, including afterschool programs, and public housing authorities. In July 2015, as a partner in the White House's Connect Home initiative, Age of Learning pledged to make ABCmouse available for free to families living in public housing in 27 cities and one tribal nation. Age of Learning has since expanded this commitment by making ABCmouse available to all U.S. public housing authorities in their computer rooms.
The ABCmouse Assessment Center enables parents to assess their children’s knowledge, skills, and abilities in key areas of language, literacy, and math with hundreds of assessments and thousands of assessment items. The Assessment Center can be used in conjunction with ABCmouse Early Learning Academy to provide recommended Learning Activities personalized to each child’s specific needs. Developed in collaboration with experts at SRI and NORC at the University of Chicago, these assessments encompass preschool through early elementary skills and can be used to evaluate a child’s learning progress.
In addition to the core ABCmouse Early Learning Academy app, Age of Learning has developed eight unique mobile apps that families can use with their ABCmouse subscription at no additional cost. Available on iOS and Android tablets and smartphones and organized by academic subject and activity type, these apps help children quickly discover and access hundreds of Learning Activities from the ABCmouse curriculum. Seven of these apps can be used in offline mode, when families are traveling or cannot use mobile data service. The eighth, ABCmouse Mastering Math, leverages our Personalized Mastery Learning System to help children build a strong understanding of fundamental math concepts.
Our flagship ABCmouse curriculum, the leading and most comprehensive digital learning resource for children ages 2–8, has won numerous national awards from education, parenting, and media organizations.
We are also proud of the many thousands of positive comments we have received directly from teachers and parents who are using ABCmouse successfully to help their students and children learn and develop.
In 1994, Learning Magazine introduced the first Teachers' Choice Awards program, and the program has grown to become one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in the educational market. A team of teachers evaluates each product in the classroom for quality, instructional value, ease of use, and innovation. Teachers’ Choice is the only awards program that is exclusively judged by teachers in the classroom.
"I loved so much of this product. If I have to choose just one aspect of this product that I loved the most it would be that I can individualize so much of this for my students. It is a product that is very adaptable to most all students. I like that this product allows children to use technology in fun but academic way. Children are learning new skills while they are playing! I like that it can be used on an IPad as well as a desktop. I really like everything about this product."
—Teachers' Choice Award evaluator
ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy received two National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) GOLD awards in 2015: one for the Parenting Resources competition and the other for the Children's Products competition. With 25 years of experience in the industry, NAPPA is one of the longest running and most respected awards programs in the country.
"Probably my favorite feature of the site is the fact that there is life beyond letters and numbers. I LOVED the "World Around Us" section and we spent a lot of time there since we hadn't done any social studies lessons ever! Overall, I really like this site and how it is set up. The lessons were age appropriate and all fun."
The Parents’ Choice Award is America’s oldest nonprofit program to recognize high-quality media for children. Using distinguished panels—which include educators, scientists, librarians, and parents—the Parents’ Choice Foundation identifies the best products for children of all ages, backgrounds, and skills and honors those products with its Parents’ Choice Award. Only 20 percent of all entries receive any award. The ABCmouse.com website received the highest award possible for a new entry, earning a Gold Seal.
“This website took me by surprise. At first glance, ABCmouse appears to be a standard, cartoon-style educational website. Upon entering the site, however, the amount of educational materials, the organization of the classroom levels, the ease of navigation and available help features, and sheer depth of activities available is almost overwhelming. This may be the first website that I have seen that is truly an online classroom, terrific for preschool through kindergarten students.”
—Jessica Hensley, Parents’ Choice reviewer
Created in 2002, the Stevie® Awards are one of the world's premier business awards, honoring the achievements of outstanding organizations and singling out the best products and services in a wide variety of categories.
Age of Learning won three Gold Stevie Awards recognizing ABCmouse Mastering Math as the New Education Product or Service of the Year in the following categories: PreK / Early Childhood Learning Solution; Game-based Curriculum Solution; and Mathematics Instructional Solution. ABCmouse Mastering Math is an innovative, game-based adaptive early learning app designed to deliver an individualized learning path and personalized education to every child.
"This is a game-changing innovation, which is much needed for the education industry."
—Stevie Awards judge
The goal of the Children’s Technology Review is to “de-mystify” the latest technology products and services for parents and teachers through complete, objective, child-centered reviews. The review process is designed to measure five factors that generally apply to most children’s interactive media experiences: ease of use, educational value, entertainment value, design features, and overall value.
In his review of ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, Editor Warren Buckleitner said, “After you play a few levels, you can quickly see that teachers played a hand in all aspects of this service.” Buckleitner also noted, “This type of service is complete enough to supplement an existing school curriculum or provide the backbone of a home-based curriculum.” The ABCmouse.com website was awarded 4.5 stars out of a possible 5 stars along with the Editor’s Choice Award.
Parents and teachers rely on the Mom’s Choice Awards for their thorough evaluation of high-quality media, products and services created for children and families. A panel of judges, which includes education and media experts, parents, librarians, scientists, and medical and business professionals, rates products and services on production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, appeal, cost and other elements. The ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy website and The Letter Songs A to Z CD were each awarded a Gold Medal, the highest honor from the Mom’s Choice Awards.
The Teachers’ Choice Award, given by Learning Magazine, recognizes excellence in educational products designed for home use. The ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy website was used and rated by both teachers and parents and was honored with the Teachers’ Choice Award based on its educational value, motivation, interest level, ease of use, and safety.
“This product takes just about every aspect of preschool and kindergarten and puts it into an interactive website that a child can do on their own. My child loves to ‘work’ on the computer and learned very easily how to move the mouse, click and drag, and other computer skills. He will now enter kindergarten already knowing these computer skills.”
—Teachers’ Choice Award panelist
The mission of the National Parenting Center is to advise, support, and guide parents with advice provided by world-renowned experts in child rearing and development. The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval program was created in 1990 to identify the very best products and services for families. Seal of Approval award-winning products, such as ABCmouse.com, have been singled out for their quality and desirability.
“Age of Learning has created a dual website and mobile app that brings a fun world of learning to preschoolers. Set in a colorful classroom environment, children will find games and activities that teach reading, math, science, colors, and music. The games use songs, puzzles and books, which are read out loud to your child. Users get a nice level of immersion with just the right dose of rewards built in.”
—National Parenting Center
The Tabby Awards is the most comprehensive awards program honoring the best mobile apps worldwide. The Tabby Awards celebrate the best tablet apps and games in order to encourage excellence, to help developers and publishers develop and adopt best practices, and to accelerate the growth of the tablet ecosystem. Judges are appointed by The Tabby Awards among professionals having an expertise in app or game development and/or publishing, with the additional contribution of some analysts, journalists and expert users or gamers.
“Great kids' product. Lots of educational content and easy to use and learn."
—Tabby Awards judges
The Tabby Awards is the only global competition for the best tablet-optimized apps. For the Users' Choice Award, worldwide app users were invited to vote for their favorite app among the nominees in each category. There were more than 100,000 votes submitted for the Tabby Awards Users' Choice apps.
The Best Mobile App Awards is dedicated to selecting and showcasing the very best mobile apps available on the market. Winners are selected by a committee of highly experienced app designers and developers via a rigorous and unbiased process, in combination with open public voting. ABCmouse Mastering Math was named a Platinum Winner as Best Educational App in the 2018 Best Mobile App Awards.
Tillywig’s Brain Child Award honors engaging educational products that successfully blend learning with fun. During Tillywig’s evaluation process, products are used by testers in an observed focus-group format. Awards are given to the best products based on these group-play tests.
“The depth and breadth of this online learning curriculum for ages 2–6 is truly stunning. The material is organized and presented in ways that are highly engaging and easily navigable. With over 3,000 learning activities in the form of books, games, puzzles, songs, animations, and art activities, you might fear being overwhelmed, but don’t. The easy interface makes for smooth sailing while providing important educational basics in reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. And parents set the level at which children learn—from preschool through kindergarten.”
—Tillywig review of ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy
The SheKnows Parenting Awards recognize the top products in the parenting industry. The goal of the awards is to offer parents all the information they need to make informed decisions about their kids. SheKnows editors review nominated products on the basis of quality, functionality, convenience, and other factors. Winners are selected by online voting process open to the public and are announced on the SheKnows website.
“ABCmouse.com’s 26 original letter songs were written to help children learn the names and sounds of letters. These songs also help kids develop vocabulary and familiarize them with music at an early age. Each song is produced and arranged in a different musical style so children are exposed to an array of musical genres, including folk, pop, R&B, big band, country, rock, tango, disco, and more.”
—SheKnows Parenting Awards review
The W³ Awards honor the best of the web. Winning entries for the W³ Awards are selected by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), which honors creative excellence on the web. IAVA members include a wide variety of renowned visual arts, marketing, and media professionals. Websites, such as ABCmouse.com, are judged on their creativity, usability, navigation, functionality, visual design, and ease of use.
Web Marketing Association’s WebAward Competition has been honoring the very best in website development since 1997. Each year, an international expert panel of WebAward judges review websites in 96 industries. Sites are rated for design, interactivity, technology, content, innovation, copywriting, and ease of use for their target audience. The best-reviewed websites are recognized with a WebAward. ABCmouse.com received awards in in the Education and Family categories.