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About Big Learning, Inc.

Big Learning, Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting children's school and life success through real-world, hands-on learning opportunities. We offer innovative after-school curriculum and workshops for families, kids' clubs, and after-school programs. We also offer free family activities and resources on our web site, BigLearning.org.

Dr. Karen Cole is our founder and exective director. She founded Big Learning in 2003, and incorporated it as a nonprofit in 2007. Before founding Big Learning, she was an senior educational researcher at the Institute for Research on Learning and Wested, both in California.

Throughout our history, we have developed and delivered smart, innovative educational activities that bring families together while supporting learning in school and beyond.

Big Learning, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Meet our board members.

Meet our staff.

Big Learning is headquartered in Garrett Park, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C.

Support Big Learning

Big Learning does its work through generous public support. You can help!

Help us spread the word about Big Learning.

  • Write about us in your newsletter or blog, and add our blog to your blogroll.
  • Link your site to ours.
  • Buy books through the links at the end of our book reviews.
  • If you live in the Washington D.C. metro area, consider hosting a workshop. Let your friends know about all our great programs for families and kids.

You can also help Big Learning directly by making a tax-deductable contribution.

Mail your contribution to:

Big Learning Inc.
P.O. Box 27
Garrett Park, MD 20896

How to contact us

Phone: 301.560.1633
e-mail: info@biglearning.org

Mailing Address
Dr. Karen Cole
Big Learning, Inc.
P.O. Box 27
Garrett Park, MD 20896


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