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Supplemental Reading and Math Program

Our Story

My husband and I fought a gut-wrenching battle trying to teach our two adopted Latvian sons (5 and 6 yrs old) how to read English. We exhausted all the tools and resources that were available. Nothing worked. At that time, I was leading another technology company and employed amazing talent in the education space.

One day, one of our young employees said he had “something really cool” to show me. It was a flashcard that used augmented reality software to make the Eiffel Tower pop off of the flashcard in 3D. I was blown away, and my mind was boggling at the potential this new technology had for early learners! I immediately envisioned a giraffe popping up and interacting with children.

Soon after, Alive Studios Zoo was born, waving a banner for the power of student engagement to help children learn how to read! I was just trying to help my boys, but soon realized our idea could actually make an impact on our nation’s reading crisis.

During our many years of working directly with thousands of early educators and seeing how important it is to get students engaged and excited about learning we have embraced the challenge to win early reading, writing, and math.

Our Company

Alive Studios Zoo is a woman-owned company that has developed a patented 3D augmented reality technology to create mind-boggling learning experiences for early learners. Alive Studios supplemental resources are in thousands of schools across America including 26 other countries.

Our Mission

Supplemental Reading and Math Program

To create engaging and interactive learning experiences that ignite curiosity, build confidence, and cultivate a lifelong love of learning.

Our Vision

To equip every Pre-K and Kindergarten classroom in America with Classrooms alive

Meet Cynthia

Supplemental Reading and Math Program

Cynthia is the founder and CEO of Alive Studios Zoo, an award-winning company that uses patented, augmented reality technology (3D without the glasses) to teach foundational reading and math skills. As the “Chief Zoo Keeper,” Alive Studios Zoo has been honored as Best of Show at ISTE 2019 and featured on ABC World News Now. Cynthia has been showcased in various newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Inc. Her previous company, Logical Choice Technologies, was named one of the Top 40 EdTech Companies in America, Top 15 Fastest Growing EdTech Women-Owned Companies in North America, and profiled in the Inc. 500.

With a B.S. in Elementary Education, certification in Memory and Classroom Learning, graduate of MIT’s “Birthing of Giants” entrepreneurial program, and mother whose adopted sons from Latvia struggled with English language acquisition, Cynthia has been passionate about creating innovative technologies to increase engagement and learning. Working with educators across the U.S. and in 26 countries worldwide, Cynthia’s goal is to help teachers build the foundational literacy and math skills that all children need for continued success inside and outside the classroom.

Cynthia currently resides in Georgia with her husband, Ron, Alive Studios CTO. She is the mother of 4, Nonna of 2, and personal zoo keeper of her three goats, brood of chickens, and one crazy rooster.

Would you like to schedule Cynthia as a speaker?

Cynthia Kaye has been a speaker, presenter, and keynote for thousands of early educators over the last decade. Her presentation style is always fun, emotional, inspiring, and educational. If you would like to schedule Cynthia for your event, please complete the request form below: