Otter Learning Acquires Anchor Academy

August 9, 2019

Otter Learning, a best-in-class network of early childhood education schools focused on social and academic success, announced today the successful acquisition of Anchor Academy located in Apopka, Florida.

Anchor Academy, founded in 2008 by George and Madlyn Carrazana, provides full-time preschool, enrichment programs and after-school services for over 135 students and their families. Under George and Madlyn’s leadership, Anchor Academy has distinguished itself as a high-quality early childhood education school serving the growing community of Apopka, located less than 20 minutes outside of Orlando. The Otter Learning team is excited to expand upon the vision of the Carrazana family and to continue Anchor Academy’s legacy of offering premium educational childcare to the community.

The transaction establishes Otter Learning’s presence in the Orlando, FL market. The team at Otter Learning plans to invest in teacher and staff development, various facility upgrades and technology to bolster the student educational experience and parent engagement process.

“We are incredibly excited for the opportunity to serve the families of Anchor Academy," said Chase Begor and Spencer Kushner, Founders of Otter Learning. "Anchor Academy has built an exceptional reputation as a leading school with high levels of student preparedness and family satisfaction. With the help of its teachers and educators, we plan to continue George and Madlyn’s tradition of excellence at Anchor Academy and serving the families of Apopka.”

About Otter Learning

Otter Learning is a best-in-class network of early education schools focused on social and academic success. The Otter Learning philosophy is to support the development of 21st century skills that young learners need to navigate and succeed in our ever-changing world. As an owner and manager of early education schools, Otter Learning provides numerous resources to enhance the student and parent experience at each school, including teacher and staff development, providing capital for growth and expansion, academic programming assistance, business management services and marketing expertise.

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