Storytelling is our superpower. Learning is our passion.
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.
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.
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.
Census data released this year shows that for the first time ever, non-Hispanic white Americans make up less than half of the population under age 15. However, marginalized communities remain vastly underrepresented in kids’ books and television.
“Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal spoke with longtime friends Steven Wolfe Pereira and Susie Jaramillo, co-founders of Encantos Media Studios. They, along with their spouses, realized there wasn’t much entertainment made for multicultural families like theirs, and decided to make a direct-to-consumer company for diverse kids’ entertainment.
“It was so clear that when it came to content, there was such a blank canvas,” said Jaramillo, Encantos’ chief creative officer.
Canticos, an Encantos brand that specializes in bilingual nursery rhymes, has an Emmy-nominated digital video series, toys, apps and more.
Click the audio player above to hear the interview.
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.
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,
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.
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.