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Take Your Child to Work Day 2018

by | May 3, 2018 | News

On Thursday, April 26, Learning.com proudly took part in the nation-wide Take Your Child to Work Day celebration. For the third year in a row, we joined the ranks of millions of participating offices, companies, shops, salons, clinics, and stores across America to help inspire children to start thinking about the working adult they want to become someday.

“Because Learning.com is committed to helping children succeed in our digital world by teaching skills necessary for success in school, college, and their future careers, it’s important we are involved in Take Your Child to Work Day,” said Sarah Trice, human resources manager at Learning.com. It’s a day when we can share with the children of our own employees all the important ways we help students, while introducing them to our collaborative work environment and the unique office culture we have created here.”

The day was a huge success and filled with a flurry of work-a-day activities that took the children through department introductions, a delicious breakfast, a special scavenger hunt, and participation in a staff-led, product focus group where they used our digital literacy solutions to test the online safety, coding and keyboarding features and provided their user feedback.

“It was incredibly fun and rewarding for the students to come in and test our products. Knowing they were contributing to making them even better for students across the country made them excited to make a difference,” said Trice.

Later, a career-centered activity included meaningful group discussion that encouraged the children to talk about who they think they are and what their positive personality traits are. They listed specific descriptive words about who they want to be when they are older, and then they examined the characteristics that will help put them on the path of success toward their future careers.

“It’s exciting to have the children spend the day with us to show them how our products are helping to equip students just like them with digital literacy and technology skills,” said Trice. “We’re already looking forward to doing it again next year!”

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