Learn It Launches New Preschools

FLINT, MI and CLEVELAND, OH — Learn It Systems is excited to announce that it will open nine new preschool programs in partnership with schools across Ohio and Michigan this fall. These new programs are a part of an ever-expanding portfolio of enrichment programs Learn It offers schools across the country to support improved student and school success.

These new preschools are designed to help our school partners succeed by preparing students for kindergarten,” commented Bruce Henson, Learn It’s Vice President of Enrichment who leads Learn It’s early education efforts. “Programs such as these are important for bridging the achievement gap in these communities.”

Learn It’s preschool program focuses on getting three to five year olds started off on the right foot and ready for elementary school. Research has shown that strong early education forms the essential foundation for success in school and life. The program was designed similar to Learn It’s other educational services as it uses best-of-breed curriculum, rigorous tracking, and transparent reporting to ensure success. Learn It selected Higher Scope early education program as the main curriculum and the BRIGANCE® Early Childhood Screen to track and report progress throughout the year.

According to Rebecca Kotewicz, Learn It’s Area Manager in Ohio, “we developed the Learn It program to not only be fun and engaging for students, but also to use proven research-based methodologies to ensure students are learning and progressing towards their goals.”

The launch of Learn It’s programs coincides with an increased national policy focus on early education. The recently passed senate appropriations bill showed strong support for early learning, and over the past three months Congress has allocated more than $90 million for early childhood programs in Ohio and Michigan alone.

Learn It offers both full and half day preschool classes and accepts tuition assistance through state childcare voucher systems. Parents in Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati , Canton and Flint can register their child for a program at www.learnitafter.com. Public, private and charter school administrators interested in starting a program in their school are encouraged to visit Learn It’s website to learn more about its services.

Interested in learning more about early education, visit some of the links below;
First Five Years Fund
Learning First

Learn It Systems Launches New Brand

Baltimore, MD — To better reflect a broader set of services and expanded mission, Baltimore-based Learn It Systems has launched a new brand and website (www.learnitsystems.com). This change is another step in the organizations evolution into a diversified educational services organization supporting student and school success across the country.

While the brand logo has changed, the organization’s mission remains the same: “To ensure that every student succeeds in school and life by delivering fresh, practical programs to support improved school performance.” CEO and Founder Michael Maloney stated, “we believe that today’s school leaders are looking for quality, flexible, trustworthy organizations that can work with them in multiple areas to improve their performance, and it is our goal to be these schools’ preferred partner.”

Founded in 2007 as a provider of academic support services under No Child Left Behind, the organization has aggressively expanded its service offering over the last several years to not only encompass tutoring programs, but also special education services and afterschool enrichment programs. In total, the organization served more than 20,000 students in the last academic year.

Learn It’s Specialized Services group has seen some of the most significant growth. Led by Executive Vice President Don Scheeler, the team now includes over 100 special educators working across the country helping to improve outcomes for children with special needs. Unique among providers, Learn It offers schools with a full spectrum of special education services from onsite providers to full program management to complete management of self-contained classrooms. “Special and alternative education are often areas where schools spend tremendous resources, but struggle to achieve their desired outcomes. Our mission is to collaborate with schools to create custom solutions that are high-quality, outcomes-focused, and cost-efficient,” commented Mr. Scheeler.

Learn It’s new brand reflects the organizations evolution to date and will serve as a platform as the organization continues to expand into new areas.

About Learn It Systems

Learn It is an educational organization dedicated to ensuring every student succeeds in school and life by delivering fresh, practical programs to support improved school performance. Learn It’s services include; academic support (reading, math, and ELL interventions), specialized services (special education providers, academies for students with special needs, online speech-language therapy), enrichment (before and after care, summer programs, preschool) and performance management (professional development, special education management, positive behavior support). Founded in 2007, Learn It’s programs have been used by over 100,000 students in more than 200 school districts. More information is available at www.learnitsystems.com.

Learn It Systems Executive Honored at NABSE 40th Annual Conference

Ms. Jerrelle Francois received the School Board Member of the Year Award at the 40th Annual Conference of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NASBE).

Ms. Jerrelle Francois was recognized this month by NASBE for her significant contributions to the education of African American learners and for exemplifying the vision and mission of NABSE at the organization’s national conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The award is given to those local school board members who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to promoting and advancing the educational needs of African-American children.

Ms. Francois, who has worked at Learn It as a Senior Education Consultant for the last five years, is also the vice-chairman of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners. She has enjoyed a distinguished career as an educator, administrator and mentor with Baltimore City Public Schools beginning in 1958 when she began teaching math and culminating in her retirement as Assistant Superintendent- Secondary Schools, K-12 Curriculum and Instruction, Special services in 1992.

There is no one more deserving of this honor than Jerrelle Francois” said Michael Maloney, President and CEO of Learn It Systems. “Jerrelle has devoted her entire career to helping raise the achievement of students in Baltimore and across the nation. We are incredibly honored to have her on our team at Learn It.”