K12 Inc. Adds EmbarK12 Online to Lineup of Award-Winning Pre-K Curriculum

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Interactive program supports skill-building for children ages 3 to 6.

EmbarK12 Online

Parents want to engage their children with the exciting tools of today’s technology, and they also want to make sure that they have good preparation for kindergarten. We created EmbarK12 Online with those parents in mind.

K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a leading provider of online learning solutions for grades K through 12, has released an online-only version of its EmbarK12™ pre-K curriculum. Built with the same attention to instructional integrity as the award-winning EmbarK12™ Comprehensive, EmbarK12™ Online is designed to help children ages 3–6 practice the skills they will need to prepare for kindergarten. Children explore key subjects – math, language arts, social studies, science, art, and music – through more than 830 interactive, online activities and education-based games, all available through a secure online environment.

“Many parents are looking for tools that will do more than simply entertain their children,” says K12’s Dr. Melissa King, who led the development of EmbarK12 Online. “Parents want to engage their children with the exciting tools of today’s technology, and they also want to make sure that they have good preparation for kindergarten. We created EmbarK12 Online with those parents in mind. The content addresses skills in math, language arts, early literacy, science, social studies and appreciation for the fine arts, so we are keeping children engaged by leading them into high-quality learning experiences.”

The EmbarK12 Online program is accessed online, making it a convenient option for families on the go who want more than the typical entertainment for their preschoolers. The program’s easy navigation allows children to learn individually in a secure online environment or with as much or as little guidance as parents want to provide.

For years, educators have pointed to kindergarten readiness as an educational priority, a sentiment echoed by the White House as recently as this spring with the new Early Learning Challenge initiative. The educators at K12 Inc. put together a document entitled KINDERGARTEN: Is Your Child Ready? to summarize what is currently considered basic benchmarks for kindergarten readiness. EmbarK12 Online represents the best of this thinking, in an engaging and easily accessible program.

“EmbarK12 is a robust interactive program that meets today’s young learners where they are. It’s a great choice for parents who want to supplement the other pre-K experiences that their children might have,” says Dr. King.

EmbarK12 Online joins a portfolio of more than 550 online courses and titles available from K12 Inc., a company best known for the rigorous and high-quality online curriculum used by virtual public and private schools throughout the country and around the world. K12 Inc. curriculum and programs have been recipients of a wide variety of awards, including Parents’ Choice Award, Association of Education Publishers Golden Lamp Award and Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award.

More information about EmbarK12 Online is available at embarK12.com.

About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is leading the transformation to individualized learning as the nation's foremost provider of technology-powered proprietary online solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school. K12 has worked with over 2,000 school districts and has delivered more than four 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 directly to families. More information can be found at K12.com.

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