This group will focus on applying learning science, neuroscience and cognitive science to engineer tools that identify learning barriers students face early on and offer personalized support to students, parents, and educators. We believe this research will help us reimagine how reading is taught by taking into account the different ways students learn — ultimately helping to build a better future for all students.
In addition to support for Reach Every Reader, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is proud to be investors inAge of Learning to help young learners build a strong foundation for success in school and beyond, with a particular focus on early literacy skills. According toThe Nation’s Report Card, two out of every three children in the U.S. are not proficient in reading by the time they reach fourth grade. Age of Learning seeks to change that – blending education best practices, technology, and creativity to build engaging and effective learning tools for young learners and their families. It’s already made an impact: the company’s flagship program, the comprehensive online curriculum ABCmouse® Early Learning Academy, is regularly ranked as a leading children’s learning program, helping millions of students develop a love of learning from an early age. In severalrigorous large-scale research studies, ABCmouse has been shown to improve school readiness and drive significant gains in early literacy and math skills. We’re eager to support the growth of this valuable resource, particularly for children who don’t have regular access to high-quality early learning experiences.