Organization Name: Khan Academy Kids

Focus Area: Littlest Learners / Growing Learners
Region: Global / United States
Sector: Non-Profit
Investment Year: 2016
Khan Academy Kids is on a mission to inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery with our free, fun educational app for children ages two to six.

Why We Invested

High-quality, early childhood education is critical for long-term success. In 2016, Khan Academy built upon its existing K-12 and higher-education offerings by adding a portfolio of early learning apps from award-winning developer Duck Duck Moose. In 2018, Khan Academy launched Khan Academy Kids - the first early learning platform that is both personalized and focused on the whole child. Khan Academy Kids is adaptive to children's development and engages children through active self-directed learning. Moreover, Khan Academy Kids' holistic approach engages learners in subjects ranging from literacy to social-emotional learning, aligned with kindergarten and Head Start development standards. Lastly, the platform is free for all, increasing accessibility for low-income children and families.

We set out to create a free comprehensive program that helps get kids kindergarten-ready and is beloved by kids, parents, and teachers.
Sal Khan, CEO and Founder, Khan Academy