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Genius Lab


ELF Child-Safe Browser
Bring the Haim Kotler Genius Lab home with you!



The ELF Child-Safe Browser allows young learners to safely explore carefully chosen, highly engaging educational resources on the internet. With ELF, children can only visit sites that are appropriate and educational on a secure network managed by professionals.

As a perk of your annual NBCL/JPL membership you can download the ELF Child-Safe Browser on your home computer. Click HERE to start the download. (You will be prompted to enter your membership card number and password to begin your download.) If you do not yet have a password please contact 514.345.2627 ext. 3003 to set one up

  • The ELF Browser allows children to access over 100 limited sites that are child safe browsing sites monitored by the NBCL/JPL
  • The browser is completely advertisement and pop-up free
  • Sample Sites: PBSkids, National Geographic for Kids, and Starfall

Computer minimum requirements:
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • High-speed internet connection (dial-up isn't fast enough!)
  • 25 MB of available disk space

Early Literacy Station (ELS)™

Opening the door to a lifetime of learning
The Early Literacy Stations™ (ELS) are easy to use, safe and secure computer consoles that promote learning via age-appropriate, multi-curricular content. Best of all it makes learning fun!
  • Specifically for young learners age 2-8
  • Features over 4,000 multi-curricular activities to jumpstart your child’s early education
  • Features interactive e-books that engage and educate
  • Supports both French and English learning
  • Touch screen technology keeps young kids engaged with early education games

AfterSchool Edge™
Enriching Out-of-School Time
The AfterSchool Edge™ programs are designed for children age 6-10 with content specifically geared towards enrichment, intervention, homework help, and skill reinforcement in all curricular subject areas.
  • Aligned with academic standards
  • Promotes collaborative, explorative and independent learning
  • Fantastic aid for home schooling
  • Prevents the summer slide!

The Haim Kotler Genius Lab is made possible by a generous 100th anniversary gift
from the Adriana and Haim Kotler Family Foundation.