400 million children – in the US and around the world – do not have access to the tools they need to learn to read.


175 Million Children Cannot Attend Adequate Schools

175 million children will never attend a school capable of teaching them to read. As a result, they will end up earning a third less money, suffer more from poor health, and lack the power necessary to better their lives.

20 Million US Children Have No Access to Pre-K

Half of all children in the US will not attend Pre-K. Many of these children will start school behind in literacy and never catch up.

200 Million Children Struggle with Dyslexia

Up to ten percent of the world’s children have dyslexia. In the US, these children are only diagnosed after falling years behind in school and then require tens of thousands of dollars in special education. 



Our mobile software "ecosystem" accelerates reading readiness by up to 2 years.


Our Team Finds and Develops the Best Literacy Apps

Our scientists curate the best literacy apps. We then partner with developers and help them improve existing apps, create more effective new apps, and translate the best apps so they can be used in the countries they are needed most.

Our Software Delivers Apps by Phone and Tablet

Parents can install our software on any Android device. Our software provides the best learning apps for each child. We are developing a component to automatically screen for dyslexia.

Our Software Collects Data to Continually Improve Learning

We measure the effectiveness of each app and, using research capabilities from MIT and other leading universities, continually improve every child's learning.


Schools & NGOs

Improve early education in your community.

Districts never have enough pre-K teachers. Usually, if children don’t get a class, they’re out of luck. In Roanoke, if kids don’t get a class, they get a tablet — loaded with Curious Learning. If you send it home, kids are on it 1.5 to 2 hours every day. You’re getting another 2 to 3 months worth of school days, because of learning at home.
— Dr. David Crouse, Director of Professional Development & Innovation, Roanoke City Schools

Parents & Teachers

Accelerate your children’s literacy by up to 2 years.

What our children are learning on the tablet, they later see it in class. They’re like, ‘Wow! This was on the Tablet! This is what we are studying!’ And it’s easier for them to coordinate, to remember. It makes the work of the teachers easier.
— Esther Makumbi, Program Manager, Clover Foundation

App Creators

Get free consulting, data, and localization for your apps.

We’re thrilled to partner with Curious Learning to reach more children around the world with our language learning apps. They distribute our apps and translate them into languages like Zulu, Marathi and Quechua that we couldn’t have added on our own. Our mission has always been to ‘inspire future global citizens,’ but with Curious Learning, our mission takes on a whole new, impactful meaning.
— Yono Mittlefehldt, Co-Founder, Gus On The Go


Deploy experiments, scale effective interventions. 

Education is recognized as a basic right. Yet the inequity of education is a global problem, and the disparity in quality starts with our youngest learners. For the first time, there’s an open platform to transform how we educate all the world’s children through leveraging the ubiquity of mobile devices. It is essential for the platform to be truly open in order to collaboratively engage a global network of researchers, content developers and local communities to iteratively create, deploy, and verify effective, scalable and affordable solutions for their children. My group is developing tools for these communities, creating new apps, and using Curious Learning to collect data and run randomized experiments with thousands of children around the world to discover solutions that work.
— Cynthia Breazeal, Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab