Voyager Learning Launches We Can®: Early Learning Curriculum, Second Edition: We Can prepares all children for success in

Voyager Learning Launches We Can®: Early Learning Curriculum, Second Edition:
     We Can prepares all children for success in kindergarten and beyond

PR Newswire

DALLAS, May 2, 2013

DALLAS, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Voyager Learning, the nation's most
comprehensive provider of PreK–12 intervention learning solutions and
education services, announced today the release of We Can: Early Learning
Curriculum, Second Edition, an evidence-based Pre-K curriculum that prepares
all children to be academically successful in kindergarten and beyond.


Over the last decade, the We Can program has changed the lives of young
students with a comprehensive approach to early learning. Authored by noted
early childhood consultant, speaker, and thought-leader Vicki Gibson, Ph.D.,
the fundamental goal of We Can remains the same—to prepare students for
academic success in kindergarten and beyond. We Can Second Edition maintains
the pedagogical and instructional integrity of the original We Can program,
but has been updated to:

  oSpecifically address the foundational skills required by the Common Core
    State Standards and other state standards for kindergarten
  oIntegrate web-based technology through the Learning Zoo—rebuilt from the
    ground up, this engaging component allows children to practice important
    readiness skills in the classroom and at home, providing meaningful
    practice and learning opportunities in both English and Spanish
  oProvide a more structured learning environment with a strong classroom
    management component
  oPlace more emphasis on numeracy and content-area learning
  oDeliver more contemporary, age-appropriate, culturally responsive

"We are extremely excited about We Can's  potential to play a pivotal role in
our nation's mandate to strengthen early childhood education for all
children," says George Logue, president of Voyager Learning. "The efficacy of
We Can is proven—with the greatest successes to date achieved in Granite
County, Utah, where special education referrals have been significantly
reduced, particularly for children in low socio-economic demographic
segments." ^

Supporting teachers of all experience and training levels, We Can aligns with
both the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and
the Head Start outcomes frameworks. The robust, multidisciplinary curriculum
provides a clear roadmap for early childhood success—featuring
easy-to-implement lesson plans, cross-curricular content addressing 10 early
childhood domains, innovative learning tools, reinforced routines and
procedures, a prewriting kit, and fully integrated assessments. Teachers can
maximize multiple opportunities to observe children, identify their
capabilities and needs, and monitor their progress.

"We Can is a research- and evidence-based early learning curriculum and
classroom management system that helps teachers provide high-quality
whole-class and small-group instruction," says author Vicki Gibson, Ph.D. "It
includes teacher support for differentiating instruction to needs, learning
centers for productive play and collaborative practice, and multiple
assessment options."

^*Read Granite County, Utah, study details and learn more about We Can at

About Voyager Learning
Dedicated to the success of every student, Voyager Learning is the nation's
most comprehensive provider of research-based education solutions and online
learning tools—including curriculum products, personalized professional
development, assessment, and school improvement and turnaround services. With
the ultimate goal of advancing student achievement, Voyager Learning partners
with preK–12 schools to build teaching and leadership capacity, keep students
on track, and accelerate struggling students to grade-level proficiency. We
are proud to represent the life's work of world-renowned researchers and
education leaders and have a steadfast commitment to translating research into
practice, with a proven track record of helping schools and districts boost
student participation, improve test scores, and increase graduation rates.
Voyager Learning is a business unit of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:
ABCD) based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit

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SOURCE Voyager Learning

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