T.H.E. Announces Spin-Off of EduPuppy.com as an Independent Company Serving Early-Childhood Education Market

EduHound.com to Remain Part of T.H.E., Focused on the K-12 Market



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from T.H.E. Journal

    TUSTIN, Calif. and WALLINGFORD, Conn., April 26 /PRNewswire/ --
 T.H.E. Journal announced today the spin-off of EduPuppy.com, a free directory
 and resource for early childhood education (ECE) teachers, caregivers and
 parents.
     EduPuppy.com was first launched in September 2000 as a comprehensive
 resource for ECE teachers who want to better leverage the power of the
 Internet in their classrooms.  Kristen L. Hammond, the site's creator, is now
 CEO of EduPuppy.com, based in Wallingford, CT.
     T.H.E. said that it will retain EduPuppy's parent, EduHound.com as a
 division within the company.  EduHound.com was launched in January 2000 to
 help educators cut through the clutter of the Internet and quickly find
 useful, pre-screened educational links.  Today, the site offers more than
 15,000 links.
     "This is a great opportunity for Kristen to devote the time and resources
 necessary to build a top-quality product for the ECE market," said Wendy
 LaDuke, CEO of T.H.E. Journal.  "This decision also allows T.H.E. to continue
 to focus on our core strengths, serving the technology needs of educators and
 administrators in the K-12 market."
     Hammond said she plans to expand ECE offerings on EduPuppy.com to reach
 more of the teachers, parents and caregivers who have already found EduPuppy
 to be their premier source for ECE news, information and education.
     "I was given a rare opportunity to build a great product under the skilled
 eye of an established and respected company," said Hammond.  "The T.H.E.
 family supported me in my endeavors to make EduPuppy the type of resource that
 will truly make a positive difference in how the Internet is utilized in
 education."
     EduPuppy will be working directly in affiliation with SchoolWorld Internet
 Education Foundation (www.schoolworld.asn.au ) and other national
 organizations to further Hammond's vision to bring quality developmentally
 appropriate resources to the under-served early childhood community.
 
     About T.H.E.
     T.H.E. (Technological Horizons in Education) is a privately held
 publishing and services company based in Tustin, California.  T.H.E. Institute
 is T.H.E.'s professional development division.  Established in 1996, T.H.E.
 Institute offers educators a complete range of professional development
 services -- anytime, anywhere and in any delivery medium.  Courses are
 available online for graduate credit or for continuing education.  T.H.E.'s
 monthly print magazine, T.H.E. Journal, with more than 170,000 readers, has
 been the leading publisher of trends and applications in the educational
 technology market for more than 26 years.  EduHound.com, a division of T.H.E.,
 is a highly specialized directory with built-in resource links offered free to
 educators.  EduHound Espanol serves the online search needs of the Spanish-
 speaking educational community and foreign language teachers and students.
 For more information, visit www.eduhound.com or www.eduhound.com/espanol .
 
     For more information about T.H.E., visit www.thejournal.com .
 
     About EduPuppy.com
     EduPuppy.com: Everything for Education Preschool-Grade 2, is a prescreened
 database providing a comprehensive cornerstone for Early Childhood Educators
 using the Internet.  Our primary focus is serving our users, specifically
 Preschool-Grade 2 educators, caregivers, and their families.  Capitalizing on
 our broad and distinctive offerings of innovative approaches and features,
 EduPuppy links directly into exceptional sites providing wonderful content and
 resources for teachers and families.  Our easy to navigate site allows users
 to search by categories and keywords, making the web experience effective and
 efficient.  EduPuppy Weekly is our free weekly newsletter providing the latest
 in ECE news, print and Web resources, integrated lessons, answers to questions
 from our readers, and guest experts in the ECE community to a growing weekly
 readership of over 3000.  For more information, visit www.edupuppy.com .
 
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    TUSTIN, Calif. and WALLINGFORD, Conn., April 26 /PRNewswire/ --
 T.H.E. Journal announced today the spin-off of EduPuppy.com, a free directory
 and resource for early childhood education (ECE) teachers, caregivers and
 parents.
     EduPuppy.com was first launched in September 2000 as a comprehensive
 resource for ECE teachers who want to better leverage the power of the
 Internet in their classrooms.  Kristen L. Hammond, the site's creator, is now
 CEO of EduPuppy.com, based in Wallingford, CT.
     T.H.E. said that it will retain EduPuppy's parent, EduHound.com as a
 division within the company.  EduHound.com was launched in January 2000 to
 help educators cut through the clutter of the Internet and quickly find
 useful, pre-screened educational links.  Today, the site offers more than
 15,000 links.
     "This is a great opportunity for Kristen to devote the time and resources
 necessary to build a top-quality product for the ECE market," said Wendy
 LaDuke, CEO of T.H.E. Journal.  "This decision also allows T.H.E. to continue
 to focus on our core strengths, serving the technology needs of educators and
 administrators in the K-12 market."
     Hammond said she plans to expand ECE offerings on EduPuppy.com to reach
 more of the teachers, parents and caregivers who have already found EduPuppy
 to be their premier source for ECE news, information and education.
     "I was given a rare opportunity to build a great product under the skilled
 eye of an established and respected company," said Hammond.  "The T.H.E.
 family supported me in my endeavors to make EduPuppy the type of resource that
 will truly make a positive difference in how the Internet is utilized in
 education."
     EduPuppy will be working directly in affiliation with SchoolWorld Internet
 Education Foundation (www.schoolworld.asn.au ) and other national
 organizations to further Hammond's vision to bring quality developmentally
 appropriate resources to the under-served early childhood community.
 
     About T.H.E.
     T.H.E. (Technological Horizons in Education) is a privately held
 publishing and services company based in Tustin, California.  T.H.E. Institute
 is T.H.E.'s professional development division.  Established in 1996, T.H.E.
 Institute offers educators a complete range of professional development
 services -- anytime, anywhere and in any delivery medium.  Courses are
 available online for graduate credit or for continuing education.  T.H.E.'s
 monthly print magazine, T.H.E. Journal, with more than 170,000 readers, has
 been the leading publisher of trends and applications in the educational
 technology market for more than 26 years.  EduHound.com, a division of T.H.E.,
 is a highly specialized directory with built-in resource links offered free to
 educators.  EduHound Espanol serves the online search needs of the Spanish-
 speaking educational community and foreign language teachers and students.
 For more information, visit www.eduhound.com or www.eduhound.com/espanol .
 
     For more information about T.H.E., visit www.thejournal.com .
 
     About EduPuppy.com
     EduPuppy.com: Everything for Education Preschool-Grade 2, is a prescreened
 database providing a comprehensive cornerstone for Early Childhood Educators
 using the Internet.  Our primary focus is serving our users, specifically
 Preschool-Grade 2 educators, caregivers, and their families.  Capitalizing on
 our broad and distinctive offerings of innovative approaches and features,
 EduPuppy links directly into exceptional sites providing wonderful content and
 resources for teachers and families.  Our easy to navigate site allows users
 to search by categories and keywords, making the web experience effective and
 efficient.  EduPuppy Weekly is our free weekly newsletter providing the latest
 in ECE news, print and Web resources, integrated lessons, answers to questions
 from our readers, and guest experts in the ECE community to a growing weekly
 readership of over 3000.  For more information, visit www.edupuppy.com .
 
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