Demme Learning acquires KinderTown
Lancaster-based Demme Learning has acquired education technology company KinderTown.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a news release, family-owned Demme Learning characterized the acquisition as marking its expansion beyond the successful Math-U-See curriculum and strengthening the company's position in the educational technology industry and the digital learning revolution.
KinderTown, which has almost 400,000 users, provides educational app reviews and combines apps with educational activities that can be done in the home for children ages 3 to 8 and their parents.
"As a parent of three young children, I know firsthand how much kids love to use their parents' devices. We started KinderTown to help turn this enthusiasm into a fun learning experience," stated Steve Welch, founder of KinderTown and managing partner of DreamIt ventures. "I have appreciated Demme Learning's focus on improving education by empowering parents and I believe that KinderTown will fit well with their other products and services."
Demme Learning said KinderTown's process dovetails with its own philosophy of education, which begins with the involvement of an engaged parent and includes an emphasis on multi-sensory, skill-based instruction that can be tailored to meet students' specific learning styles.