DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Voyager Sopris Learning®, a provider of evidence-based preK-12 instructional solutions and professional services, has donated $40,000 of early learning classroom curriculum and books to the Louisiana Department of Education to aid child care centers in the Baton Rouge area impacted by the historic flooding. According to Jeffrey A. Elliott, President, Voyager Sopris Learning donated We Can Early Learning Curriculum packages, a proven prekindergarten solution that prepares children for academic success in kindergarten and beyond. In addition, the company also donated a full day of face-to-face We Can product training, as well as hundreds of books geared for youths ages four and five. "Our hearts break for the people of Louisiana, and we hope our donation to replace key learning materials lost in August's floods will help with the healing and recovery process," Elliott said. "Louisiana's licensed child care centers play a significant role to ensure children entering kindergarten are ready to succeed, and this must continue to move forward despite the devastation." The We Can curriculum, authored by Dr. Vicki Gibson, provides a roadmap for early childhood success and features easy-to-implement lesson plans and a wide range of innovative learning tools. About Voyager Sopris LearningVoyager Sopris Learning® is committed to partnering with school districts to meet and surpass their goals for student achievement. The suite of instructional and service solutions we provide is not only research based, but also evidence based—proven to increase student achievement and educator effectiveness. Our solutions have been fully tested in the classroom, ensuring that they are easy to implement and teacher friendly. They are innovative, both in overall instructional approach and in the strategic use of technology in blended and 100 percent online solutions, and they are supported by an unparalleled commitment to build local capacity for sustained success. With a comprehensive suite of instructional resources, we provide assessments, professional development and literacy and math instructional tools—both comprehensive intervention and supplemental—and resources to build a positive school climate. Voyager Sopris Learning is a business unit of Cambium Learning ® Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABCD), based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.voyagersopris.com. For more information, visit www.voyagersopris.com, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.