Rockbridge Growth Equity, a private equity firm, has made a strategic investment in the Nest Schools, an operator of 36 early childhood education centers across Ohio, North Carolina, Texas, Florida and Georgia.

The Nest Schools provides education for infants through school age with a developmental-focused curriculum within its educational environments. Its services aim to encourage children to wonder, question, work with their peers, and experiment with different possibilities in a school setting. Gerry Paster and Jane Porterfield, Nest’s co-founders and co-CEOs, will continue to lead the company.

“It’s no coincidence that in a relatively short amount of time, Nest has grown to become one of the top 50 largest early education providers in the country,” comments Ziv Weizman, a partner at Rockbridge. “We have been impressed with Gerry and Jane’s standout approach in the industry and their dedication to providing premier early education experiences. Parents today value high-quality early childhood education, and we see abundant opportunities to expand into new markets and grow our presence in existing regions by partnering with Gerry, Jane and the entire Nest management team.”

Honigman served as legal advisor to Rockbridge.