O2B Kids Early Education, a Gainesville, Fla.-based provider of early education services for children in the Southeast, received an investment from Spire Capital Partners.
David Schaible, Andy Armstrong and Rupali Varma will join O2B’s Board of Directors as part of the investment. The amount of the deal – made in partnership with management – was not disclosed.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand its footprint of schools in areas that are currently underserved, proprietary curriculum and technology management system.
Founded in 1998 by Andy Sherrard, who will continue to lead the team as CEO, and Danny Stevens, O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and a family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old in the Southeast U.S.
The company utilizes its internally developed proprietary curriculum and provides Preschool, Afterschool and classes for music, dance, sports, science, arts, language and other elective activities.
All O2B schools are nationally accredited, or currently in the accreditation process, with The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs, with the currently accredited schools recognized by the State of Florida as Gold Seal Quality schools.