ACE - All Children Excel are specialized programs and services developed by MCPL with content for Early Literacy and to help children learn.
With the focus on STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics), these programs, technology, and materials are designed to help children achieve in these areas:
Little Explorer Go! Kits can be checked out for children 3 to 6 years old that contain several books, science tools, and a Playaway Launchpad with preloaded apps.
Young Voyager Go! Kits can be checked out for children ages 7 to 12 years old that contain several books, science tools, and a Samsung Galaxy Tab A with preloaded apps.
Early Literacy Bilingual and After School Edge Stations are special computers preloaded with child tested software that makes learning science, math, geography and reading fun for young children. These programs are designed to inspire children to become life-long learners through education and technology.
For children, ages 2-10.
Early Literacy Bilingual Stations are at all branches except for Kensington Park, Noyes, and Potomac.
After School Edge Stations are at the following branches:
There are three types of AWE tablets: Early Literacy, Bilingual Early Literacy and After School Edge. AWE tablets can be checked out
AWE Early Literacy tablets are at the following branches:
AWE Bilingual (Spanish/English) Early Literacy tablets are at the following branches:
After School Edge tablets are at the following branches:
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