“The Educational App Store for Busy Parents”
KinderTown transforms mobile devices into powerful teaching tools by finding and organizing the best educational apps for kids ages 3-8 years old. Our mission is to improve early childhood education by empowering busy parents with the tools to be better teachers.
We work hard to ﬁnd the best educational apps for children. Each app we select for KinderTown has been tested and reviewed by educators, parents, and most importantly, children. Not all, or even most of the apps meet our high standards. We take many factors into account including educational value, ease of use, engagement value, design features, artwork, cost, and shelf life.
It’s through this exacting process that we believe we can help parents use their iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches to teach their children anything.
The name KinderTown came about because we wanted to create a community where parents, teachers, and app developers could come together to talk about ways to use technology to foster healthier, more educated children. That means, we’d like all of you to get involved with creating KinderTown and to also start talking to one another about how you teach your children.
A few ways you can chat with us and each other:
- Commenting on the KinderTown Education Blog
- Liking our Facebook page
- Following @KinderTownApp on Twitter
- Submitting an app for us to review
Press Inquiries should be addressed to Carolina Nugent at email@example.com. If you’re looking for graphics to use for a story like logos, screenshots, and app icons, you can find those on our press page.
Steve founded Mitos with hardly a cent to his name, turned it into a global biotech manufacturing company, and sold it at the age of 29. He went on to co-found Dreamit Ventures, a new vehicle for funding and launching tech companies which has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. An Eisenhower Fellow and former Board Member of the Charter School Association, Steve holds strong beliefs that the best way to improve society is to improve education, and the best way to improve education is to help the parents of young children become better teachers. Steve recently published "We are all Born Entrepreneurs" which examines a number of issues dealing with entrepreneurship including why entrepreneurial challenges at a young age are so important.
Kathleen, or Kay when you get to know her, has more than 20 years experience as a teacher...and that's not counting her ongoing tenure as a mother. Cited by credible sources as an expert at weaving education into everyday activities, Kay specializes in early childhood and special education. She's spent significant time in the classroom and also served as a curriculum writer for school districts. Kay uses this education-first perspective to shape the KinderTown app recommendations and guide parents on how to use technology as a tool for having more meaningful and educational playtime with their children.
Carolina has been recognized for integrating cutting edge technology into the classroom during her five years as a Kindergarten teacher. She is passionate about affecting the lives of young children and families which motivated her pursuit of a Masters of Early Childhood Education. Having seen first hand the struggle of parents to find good educational resources to use at home, Carolina directs KinderTown users towards apps and activities that will encourage growth and excitement for learning.