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White House Partnership to Provide Early Learning Curriculum to Low Income Families

White House Partnership to Provide Early Learning Curriculum to Low Income Families

Age of Learning, Inc. is working with the White House and its initiative ConnectHome to increase digital access for low income families and will be providing its award-winning early learning curriculum to thousands of young learners..

ConnectHome is a White House initiative intended to help increase internet and device access along with digital literacy and technical training in assisted housing units.

"As a partner in this pilot program, Age of Learning will make its award-winning ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy curriculum available for free to families living in public housing in 27 cities and one tribal nation, serving up to 65,000 children ages 2 – 7 each year," Age of Learning said in a statement.

The program, called ABCmouse.com, currently available to families online, will now be made available on a variety of access points in and near public housing facilities.

According to the company, research has shown that the early learning program significantly helps young learners improve early literacy and math skills, and includes over 5,000 learning activities to use.

"We are proud to support this crucial initiative to bridge the digital divide for tens of thousands of children nationwide," said founder and CEO Doug Dohring in a statement. "At Age of Learning, our mission is to help all children build a strong foundation for academic success. ConnectHome's focus on digital learning resources aligns with our goal, and it is a critical step toward improving educational outcomes for children and their families in these communities."

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Article by Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor

07/16/2015

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