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Our Mission

Storytelling is our superpower. Learning is our passion.

We’re storyteachers.

Today’s kids are exploring a world far more complex than the one we grew up in, and they’re facing challenges we never imagined.
What skills do they need to navigate this fundamentally changed world?

The ability to think creatively and critically, to adapt and solve problems, to understand and feel at home in communities far beyond their own, and to express their thoughts and feelings with clarity.

These are the new fundamentals, and they’re teachable skills. That’s where Encantos comes in.

We know kids learn best through stories. So we partner with a diverse group of storytellers to create culturally rich, curriculum-infused storyteaching experiences.

Storyteaching engages and inspires kids to think on their feet, to connect with others from backgrounds different than their own, and to be curious and creative.

With the Encantos storyteaching platform, kids learn the skills they need to flourish—and they learn to love learning along the way.

Our Products

The Encantos app brings the storyverse to life and uses technology to help customize the experience so that our worlds grow as your children do.

But just as learning shouldn’t stop in the classroom, storyteaching doesn’t stop with our app.

By fusing physical and digital experiences, we expand our storyworlds to meet kids where they are, with the kinds of tools they love. Animated series, books, songs, apps, games, puzzles, and other products encourage kids to continue learning through play, curiosity, and engagement.

Giving Back

As a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), each of our brands is tied to a family-focused social benefit cause to give back to a community. People want to work for, buy from, and invest in brands they believe in. We believe being a PBC is the most powerful way to build credibility, trust, and value with and for kids and families.

Executive

Steven Wolfe Pereira

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Susie Jaramillo

President, Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder

Julie Fleischer

Chief Growth Officer

Anna María Chávez

Chief Impact Officer

Keith Elliott

Chief Technology Officer

Scott Traylor

Chief Product Officer

Taylor Margis-Noguera

Chief Operating Officer

Sol Trujillo

Chairman and Board Director

Charles Hudson

Board Director

Nuria Santamaría Wolfe

Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder

Carlos Hoyos

Chief Data Officer & Co-Founder

Steven Wolfe Pereira

Chief Executive Officer
& Co-Founder

Julie Fleischer

Chief Growth Officer

Anna María Chávez

Chief Impact Officer

Keith Elliott

Chief Technology Officer

Scott Traylor

Chief Product Officer

Taylor Margis-Noguera

Chief Operating Officer

Sol Trujillo

Chairman and Board Director

Charles Hudson

Board Director

Nuria Santamaría Wolfe

Chief Strategy Officer
& Co-Founder

Carlos Hoyos

Chief Data Officer
& Co-Founder

Investors

Advisors

Antonio Lucio

Global Chief Marketing Officer

Facebook

Bernadette Aulestia

Former President, Global Dist.

HBO

Björn Jeffery

Former CEO & Co Founder

Toca Boca

Carla Harris

Vice Chariman & Mg. Dir.

Morgan Stanley

Dan Rosensweig

President & CEO

Chegg

Danielle Lee

Chief Fan Officer

Warner Music

Lydia Jett

Investment Partner

Softbank

Melanie Healey

Board Director

Hilton, Target & Verizon

Rich Greenfield

Managing Director

Lightshed

Richelle Parham

Board Director

Best Buy, e.l.f, LabCorp

Stephano Kim

Co-Founder

BlackBoard

Steve Pamon

President & COO

Parkwood Entertainment

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Did education lose a decade or gain a new path forward?

Author

Kate MacArthur

Published

October 8, 2021

When Steven Wolfe Pereira talks about his ed tech company, Encantos, it’s easy for his enthusiasm rub off on you. His genuine zest for reimagining literacy, learning and life skills through “storyteaching,” both online and off, is catching.

Fast Company recently named the creator platform company he co-founded in 2016 as one of the “Most Innovative Companies in the World.” When he thinks What the Future, Wolfe Pereira believes K-12 education will be more direct, digital and personalized.

Download the full What the Future: Education issue.

Kate MacArthur: At the beginning of the pandemic, you wrote that 2020 would be “The Lost School Year.” How did reality compare to what you predicted?

Steven Wolfe Pereira: It really is a tale of two cities. The families that had means took their kids out of school. They hired private teachers, private tutors, personalized digital schooling, advanced classes, coding classes, and these families and their kids have thrived during the pandemic.

On the flip side, you have the majority of families that don’t have those means that were probably the essential workers on the front lines. They were relying on school for food. They’re relying on school for childcare. For those families, it’s not going to be just a lost school year, it’s going to be a lost school decade. There’s a lot that has been exposed throughout the pandemic and one of them is not just income inequality, but education inequality.

MacArthur: What’s top of mind for you for preparing young people to one day be in the workforce?

Wolfe Pereira: This is the era of artificial intelligence, and anything that can be automated will be. Machines will certainly be better at memorizing things and spitting back formulas and facts. We’ve been trained on rote memorization and standardized testing. That whole “20th century” approach is not going to be sufficient, especially for the skills that kids are going to need to thrive in the 21st century.

MacArthur: Like what?

Wolfe Pereira: Kids are not taught anything relevant about financial literacy. Think about media and information literacy. And how do you actually teach kids social-emotional skills, things around adaptability, resiliency, flexibility, leadership, entrepreneurship, mindfulness, empathy? When you have a society growing up glued to screens, it’s very hard for kids to learn these skills.

MacArthur: The pandemic accelerated digital trends. How will that impact the digital divide?

Wolfe Pereira: There are millions of households that don’t have broadband access in the U.S., especially in the Black and brown communities that may not have the income or the digital literacy. It becomes a major stumbling block. But it’s not just about access to Wi-Fi or a device. Is there even a room that could be dedicated for the child’s ability to focus? And it’s the emotional effects of kids not being able to engage with other students.

MacArthur: What do think is going to stick going forward?

Wolfe Pereira: You’re going to see a revolution in home schooling, but not the old definition of home schooling. It’s more about enrichment and extending the learning from the classroom into the living room. A lot of new offerings have cropped up in the past 12 months, going direct to consumers, giving parents more choice, more resources to do supplemental learning at home.

MacArthur: School systems still dictate how kids will matriculate to the next level. How will that work?

Wolfe Pereira: There’s going to be a lot of debate about that because you’re seeing a lot of people questioning, “OK, what exactly is being taught in my school?” Part of it has to do with politicization of school boards.Just look at critical race theory and how that’s become a lightning rod in certain places. On the flip side, when you have more than 50% of our kids in America being diverse, you’re seeing a demand for representation.There’s a whole gap in education when it comes to Black history. And that’s not even going anywhere near the absence of Latino history, right? That’s where technology and entrepreneurship are cropping up to fill those gaps.

MacArthur: How do you make sure that the students who need these things the most get them?

Wolfe Pereira: We offer our creator platform free for teachers.

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Big on stories.
Huge on purpose.

Our People

We’re a familia of award-winning storytellers, educators, illustrators, thought leaders, musicians, people persons, professional game-changers and amateur salsa dancers helping to change the way kids learn.

Core Values

We believe the way forward to a more equal, just, and healthy world is to raise little ones who learn to appreciate themselves and each other for who they are. More humanity, more learning,
more love.

Quick Facts

Our Kidscreen Award-winning videos are Emmy-nominated, and our app was nominated for Kidscreen’s “Best Learning App”. We’ve become the premier publisher of kids and family books focused on diversity, equality and inclusion. Based in Culver City, CA with its main creative studio in NYC, Encantos is a public-benefit company. Each one of our brands gives profits back to support meaningful causes. Living our purpose is part of our job description. We’re fans of compassion, merengue, and hugs.

Our People

We’re a familia of award-winning storytellers, educators, illustrators, thought leaders, musicians, people persons, professional game-changers and amateur salsa dancers helping to change the way kids learn.

Core Values

We believe the way forward to a more equal, just, and healthy world is to raise little ones who learn to appreciate themselves and each other for who they are. More humanity, more learning, more love.

Quick Facts

Our Kidscreen Award-winning videos are Emmy-nominated, and our app was nominated for Kidscreen’s “Best Learning App”.
We’ve become the premier publisher of kids and family
books focused on diversity, equality and inclusion.
Based in Culver City, CA with its main creative studio in NYC, Encantos is a public-benefit company. Each one of our brands gives profits back to support meaningful causes. Living our purpose is part of our job description.
We’re fans of compassion, merengue, and hugs.

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