Bethesda Teaching Company Acquires Texas Technology Platform
ReadyRosie will become part of Teaching Strategies
Teaching Strategies offices in downtown Bethesda
Teaching Strategies, a Bethesda-based company that provides resources to early childhood education professionals, has acquired the technology platform ReadyRosie of Denton, Texas.
Teaching Strategies is a developer of early childhood technology, curriculums and professional development resources. It has more than 170 employees, according to its website.
ReadyRosie is a technology platform that provides video tutorials and in-person workshops for educators and families to help enrich the learning experience. ReadyRosie provides services to child care centers and schools across the country.
News of the deal was made public on Wednesday morning.
“ReadyRosie’s groundbreaking work to strengthen partnerships between families and educators is a powerful example of what can happen when technology is leveraged to support relationships — which are so fundamental to school readiness for young learners,” Teaching Strategies CEO John Olsen said in a press release Wednesday.
Emily Roden, the president of ReadyRosie, said her company has operated independently since it was founded seven years ago. But in November 2018, it began talking about forming a business partnership with Teaching Strategies.
“We started realizing that a more formal partnership in the form of an acquisition made sense for what the potential could be when we really thought about what this means for educators,” she said in an interview.
Roden said ReadyRosie’s role at Teaching Strategies will be to provide families with the technological tools necessary to become involved in their children’s learning.
“Let’s say you have a 4-year-old in a pre-K classroom that’s learning a specific skill. Now that parent can get a notification of how they can learn that skill,” she said.
Roden said the acquisition became final earlier this summer. She declined to comment on the price of the acquisition, saying it was a confidential agreement.
She added that her company’s 15 employees would remain in their jobs and that their Texas office would operate as a satellite for Teaching Strategies. She said her company would retain its identity as ReadyRosie for the “foreseeable future.”
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