Southern California Edison Funds Bring Learning Home Initiative for the County of Los Angeles Public Library, Enabling Families to “Check Out” ABCmouse for Use at Home
March 07, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Southern California Edison (SCE) has invested in the Bring Learning Home initiative to provide local families with checkout access to ABCmouse through the County of Los Angeles Public Library. Bring Learning Home is a nationwide program that brings together public libraries, funders, and in-kind contributions from Age of Learning to make ABCmouse available to families who may not otherwise have access to high-quality learning resources in their homes.
Since 2014, ABCmouse for Libraries has provided our award-winning ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy to public library patrons at no cost for in-library use. ABCmouse is now available in more than 6,000 public library branches nationwide—over 40% of all branches in the U.S and almost 80% of branches in California. Last year alone there were more than 1,000,000 ABCmouse for Libraries child user sessions across the country. The Bring Learning Home initiative expands these efforts by partnering with libraries to provide ABCmouse to their patrons on a checkout basis for use at home, with the goal of improving school readiness and reading proficiency.
Southern California Edison’s investment builds on our existing partnership with the County of Los Angeles Public Library, the sixth largest public library system in the U.S. Over the past two years, children across Los Angeles have had more than 130,000 sessions using ABCmouse in public libraries, with more than 200,000 hours of learning. At a recent reopening celebration for the A C Bilbrew Library in South Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas commended Age of Learning for the Bring Learning Home initiative and presented the company with a letter of appreciation from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
SCE’s donation is the latest step in this nationwide initiative and will benefit families at the East Rancho Dominguez, Lennox, and Woodcrest branches of the County of Los Angeles Public Library system. When fully implemented, Bring Learning Home will enable the 16,000+ public libraries across the U.S. to provide ABCmouse to families in their communities to help children build a strong foundation for academic success.
To learn more about Bring Learning Home, including how to become a partner, contact us at Contact@BringLearningHome.org