AWE, Inc. – Early Literacy Station

Product Highlights

The Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) is a groundbreaking educational tool for children ages 2 through 8. The latest version includes more than 60 educational software programs spanning seven curricular areas. The educational content is top rated by Children's Technology Review.

The ELS is not just another computer with software. It taps into intrinsic learning. Kids are captivated by the interface and start to explore immediately. The ELS makes learning fun, which makes learning effective.

Content is carefully evaluated for age appropriateness, educational value, replay interest, ease of use, entertainment value, graphics and sound, disocvery, and growth. See the English version content and the Bilingual Spanish and French versions content here.

The Early Literacy Station is available on various computer hardware types: touchscreen all-in-one computer, desktop computer, netbook (touchscreen), and laptop.

Other AWE products:

  • ELF Reading & Reference: A web-based solution that combines AWE's safe online environment for children (ELF Child-Safe Browser) with Encyclopedia Britannica Online for Kids and Speakaboos catalog of exclusive, interactive ditigal storybooks. Check out this presentation for more details.
  • ELS Passport: Add the Early Literacy Station to your circulating collection, just like a book or DVD. More info here.
  • AfterSchool Edge: A new product from AWE that is very similar to the Early Literacy Station but features educational programs for older learners, ages 6-14.
  • ELF Child-Safe Browswer: This browser allows children to safely explore carefully chosen, highly engaging educational resources on the Internet. The content control software enables you to add or remove websites for your library.


There are no trials available for the Early Literacy Station™ at this time.

Minitex Pricing

Contact Paul Getzen for current pricing, stating that your institution is in the Minitex region.

License Agreements (Terms & Conditions)

A license agreement is not required by AWE, Inc. – Early Literacy Station.

How to Order or Renew

Orders, renewals, and invoicing are done directly through AWE, Inc – The Early Literacy Station. State that your institution is in the Minitex region when contacting AWE, Inc. – The Early Literacy Station.

Technical Support

For support on AWE, Inc. – Early Literacy Station's products and services, please complete this form. An AWE, Inc. – Early Literacy Station representative will respond to your request within one business day. For immediate attention (Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Eastern Time), please call 866-463-6357.


There is a Utilization Statistics section in the Administrative Options area of the Early Literacy Station™. You can also consolidate statistics via the secure AWE Customer Portal Page and compare your utilization to that of other organizations from your state or nationally.

Contact Information

Minitex Contact

Cooperative Purchasing & Electronic Resources Services (CPERS)
Wilson Library, Room 60
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Toll Free: 800-462-5348
Phone: 612-624-4002
Fax: 612-625-3569

Vendor Contact

Paul Getzen
Phone: 215-868-3472


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