GREENSBORO, N.C., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC, a leader in supplemental educational resources for Pre-K-grade 8, announced that it has acquired Key Education Publishing Company, a provider of resources and developmentally appropriate curriculum for young and special needs learners. The addition of Key Education to the Carson-Dellosa brand family enhances the product offerings for Pre-K through grade 4. This acquisition supports Carson-Dellosa's differential learning initiatives and strengthens its ability to deliver more educational content that addresses the individual learning styles and abilities of children.
"We are thrilled to add Key Education to our brand portfolio, which includes our early childhood division, HighReach Learning," commented Judy L. Harris, CEO of Carson-Dellosa Publishing. "This expanded line of early education and special needs products enables Carson-Dellosa to continue to provide teachers and parents with the high-quality resources they need to effectively differentiate instruction to teach every child and build a strong foundation for learning."
President Obama and Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan have recognized the critical role that the very earliest years play in determining a child's future success and have made early childhood education a key priority in his administration. They have recognized the massive return on an investment in early childhood education that comes in the form of reduced dropout rates and improved reading.
Sherrill Flora, founder of Key Education Publishing Company, added, "At Key Education, we strive to captivate, motivate, and educate young learners with every resource we create. Key Education and Carson-Dellosa have enjoyed a long-standing relationship, and this is an excellent opportunity to formalize our shared commitment to unlock the potential in every child." Under the terms of the agreement, Sherrill Flora will act as an education consultant to Carson-Dellosa.
"Having Sherrill and the Key Education team working with Carson-Dellosa's product development department will allow us to further enhance our product offering and expand our ability to do what we do best: help teachers and parents help children achieve their full academic potential," said Linda Koons, interim VP of Product Development at Carson-Dellosa.
Key Education brings a robust product line of teacher resources and educational materials with an emphasis on early childhood education, literacy, language development, creative writing, handwriting, motor skills, math, ELL, and special needs. Their team will work closely with Carson-Dellosa in a collaborative manner to develop effective teaching and learning strategies for early childhood and special needs students. It will supplement the strong commitment that Carson-Dellosa has to early childhood education.
About Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC
Carson-Dellosa is a leading creator and publisher of innovative and award-winning educational media. We have been making learning fun for more than 30 years. We provide teachers and parents from around the world with innovative solutions for their 21st century students. Our books, decoratives, games and manipulatives brighten the classroom, inspire the students and are the leading choice of teachers and parents. The company's respected brands include: American Education Publishing, Spectrum, Summer Bridge Activities, Frank Schaffer, Brighter Child, Key Education, Judy Instructo, Mark Twain, and High Reach Learning. Visit Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC at www.carsondellosa.com.
About Key Education Publishing Company
Key Education is an educational publisher of teacher and parent resources designed to build a strong foundation for learning and developmentally-appropriate curriculum for young and special learners. Our extensive line of products is comprised of teacher resource books, photographic learning cards, touch and trace cards, write on/wipe off sets, and lacing cards. Also included are storybooks with audio CD sets, listening lotto sets, as well as a wide variety of full-color board games all created to make learning a fun, exciting, and successful experience. Visit Key Education Publishing at www.keyeducationpublishing.com.
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