Herndon, VA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
K12 Inc., the nation’s leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in pre-K through high school, is proud to announce that its Noodleverse and EmbarK12 Online products, which offer dynamic web-based activities for early learners, have each received the distinguished 2014 Parents' Choice Award ® for best educational platform. This is the second consecutive year that K12 products have been recognized by the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s oldest non-profit consumer guide for quality children’s media which prides itself as a leading consumer-product watchdog for educational media and toys.
The Parents Choice Awards are distributed annually by a team of judges who are experts in areas of industry and interest, from dinosaurs to digital media and from mathematics to making mayhem. The award selection process queries developmentally appropriate content and challenges, design and function, educational value, long-term play value, and the benefits to a child’s social and emotional growth and well-being. Fewer than 20% of the products submitted to the program receive any level of commendation.
“We are honored that the Parents’ Choice Foundation continues to recognize the educational value and quality of K12’s learning programs,” said Tom DiGiovanni, vice president of K12’s product development. “The Parents’ Choice Award is not only a testament to the creativity and expertise of our curriculum development team, but also a tremendous validation of K12’s commitment to providing highly effective and engaging education solutions for children.”
EmbarK12 Online is a collection of more than 800 interactive experiences with audio narration and robust multimedia to build skills and concepts needed for success in kindergarten. This developmentally appropriate environment for children ages 3 to 6 includes online activities, an audio player, delightful videos, and more cool digital tools that support skill-building to help prepare children for kindergarten. EmbarK12 Online activities target early literacy, numeracy, science, social studies, art, and music.
Noodleverse is an interactive, engaging web portal for grades K, 1, 2, and 3 (ages 5 – 8) where children can review and practice core concepts and skills that support reading, writing, and communication skills. Through developmentally appropriate games and activities, children explore letter names, letter sounds, word parts, capitalization, punctuation, phonics, vocabulary, and more. Noodleverse also features illustrated decodable readers with narrated text.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is the nation’s foremost provider of proprietary technology-powered online solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school. K12 has partnered with more than 2,000 school districts and has delivered more than 4 million courses over the past decade. K12 provides curricula, academic services and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs and families. K12 works with more than 5,000 teachers across the U.S. – the largest network of online school teachers in grades K through 12.The K12 program is offered through K12 partner public schools in more than two-thirds of the states and the District of Columbia, and through private schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 110 countries. More information can be found at http://www.K12.com.