Posted by Shikha on May 05 2015
We are thrilled to announce that Kiko Labs has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Award! This is a follow up to the Phase I grant that we received in 2014 from the Department of Education. We could not be happier with the strong validation of our concept and the support for our vision of transforming early learning through game-based cognitive training exercises.
With the Phase II grant, we plan to build on the success of our current product, Kiko’s Thinking Time, which in Phase I was tested for usability and feasibility in Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms with very promising results. We will be developing new games, expanding to multiple platforms and adding more support for classroom scenarios. In addition, we are partnering with WestEd - a leading not-for-profit educational research firm - to conduct efficacy research using control groups and pre- and post-evaluative measures. The goal is to determine how Kiko’s Thinking Time influences executive function and reasoning skills, and how these impact the acquisition of early math and literacy.
We look forward to improving our product and sharing our findings with you. Look out for more news from us here!