Otter Learning Expands to Knoxville with the Acquisition of Kiddie Kottage Schools

Otter Learning, a best-in-class network of early childhood education schools focused on social and academic success, announced today the successful acquisition of Kiddie Kottage, a provider of high-quality early education services in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Kiddie Kottage operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services. Since its founding in the 2000s, Kiddie Kottage has demonstrated excellence in its staff training and program offerings. Kiddie Kottage operates 2 schools in Knox County Tennessee.

"We are thrilled to welcome the educators from Kiddie Kottage to the Otter Learning family along with the children and families they serve," said Chase Begor and Spencer Kushner, Founders of Otter Learning. "Their team has built an outstanding educational environment for children and we are excited by the opportunity to continue that legacy into the future."

The transaction will expand Otter Learning's geographic presence to Knoxville and schools under operation to 5 throughout Florida and Tennessee. While Kiddie Kottage offers strong educational programs, Otter Learning will leverage its industry experience to enhance Kiddie Kottage’s current offerings to both parents and students. 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.

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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. Follow Otter Learning on Twitter (@Otter_Learning) and Facebook (@Otter.Learning.Schools) to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and events.