Disney’s Pixar-themed education program has been a hit at schools around the country, with many schools seeing huge increases in enrollment.
But this year, the company is making it a priority to offer the program to elementary students at every level.
The Disney-branded Learning for Every Child initiative has been launched by the Walt Disney Co., and is designed to provide students with an “educational experience that combines educational programming and experiential learning.”
Disney says that its focus is on teaching kids about their own personal strengths and learning from their own experiences, and “that’s how we help our students be successful at the highest level of education.”
“Disney’s Learning for every Child initiative is a partnership with Disney, the Walt D. Disney Co. and Walt Disney Imagineering to bring educational programs to children of every age,” the company said in a statement.
“It is part of our commitment to create a world where every child has the opportunity to thrive and learn from the best.”
“It’s not just about a program; it’s about a culture, a way of life,” CEO Bob Iger said during the company’s quarterly conference call on Tuesday.
“We want to bring the world of Disney to life, and we believe that this partnership will help us do that.”
According to Disney, its goal is to offer all children a “learning experience that meets the needs of all ages.”
In order to do that, Disney has enlisted the help of more than 100 educators, including educators from around the world, as well as hundreds of students and parents.
Iger said that the company plans to invest “in a wide range of resources” for the program, including “experience management” programs that are “part of our global approach.”
This includes a “global, collaborative program” to develop content and develop resources, as part of Disney’s “Connected Learning Initiative,” which Disney has also launched with the Walt J. Disney Company.