Free ABC Mouse
Message from HUD’s Community and Supportive Services Youth Lead –
Interruptions in learning due to unanticipated events such as school closures can have significant negative impacts on children’s academic growth and development, as well as on their need for stability and consistency. Particularly when in-school learning isn’t possible, using research-based digital education programs at home can help children stay engaged, provide them valuable learning experiences, and allow them to maintain some continuity in their lives. Age of Learning is providing free home access to ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ for all affected families in the U.S.
Our partner, Age of Learning, is providing free home access to ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ to help the tens of millions of families in the U.S. whose schools are closed due to the coronavirus. Our PHAs can provide free accounts to children in their areas to continue learning at home during this period of school closures by visiting www.AgeofLearning.com/schools. There they will be asked to fill out a form where they’re then asked a few questions. Although the form is designed for schools, PHAs can now use this “school” form to obtain the code needed for families in their local areas.
1. For the “School District” field, enter the name of your county.
2. For the “School Name” field, enter the name Jefferson City Housing Authority.
Once you submit the form you will be emailed a “parent letter” containing a unique access code that you can provide all families in your local area. Note, the codes are specific to each locality. Provide this code and corresponding URLs (see below) to families in your locality to provide them full access to each of ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. The same unique local access code is used for each product.
ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy, for preschool through 2nd grade students, is a comprehensive, research-validated, award-winning curriculum for preschool through second grade, available on all major digital platforms and used by tens of millions of children to date. Redeem code at www.ABCmouse.com/redeem.
Adventure Academy™, for 3rd through 8th grade students, the first-of-its-kind educational massively multiplayer online game (MMO), serves elementary- and middle-school-aged children with thousands of literacy, math, science, and social studies learning activities in a fun and safe virtual world. Redeem code at www.AdventureAcademy.com/redeem.
ReadingIQ®, forpreschool through 6th grade students, is an award-winning digital library and literacy platform for children 12 and under designed by reading experts to improve literacy skills, with many thousands of expert-curated books from leading publishers. Redeem code at www.ReadingIQ.com/redeem.
Again, we encourage you to visit www.AgeofLearning.com/schoolsto obtain your unique code to provide free access to Age of Learning programs for families in your locality. Get these codes into your families in your area so they can make the most of these valuable digital learning resources.