TAL Education (NYSE:XRS), a K-12 after-school tutoring services provider formerly known as Xueersi, announced today it will inject 150 million yuan ($24.79 million) of strategic investment in childcare portal Babytree. Babytree has secured a combined $20 million of investments in previous rounds.

The acquisition of Babytree will help TAL to include pre-school children into its target customers. TAL has acquired education site Kaoyan.com for 50 million yuan last year.

Babytree, a leading Chinese digital resources and community for maternal and childcare services, is cofounded by former Google China exec Wang Huainan and former cofounder of EachNet Shao Yibo in 2007. The company provides all-round professional information on baby care and health. In addition to the baby and maternal site Babytree.com, Babytree operates pre-school education brand Mika, and seven mobile apps. Moreover, Babytree also launched cooperation with hardware companies to develop a smartwatch for pregnant women and a smart photo frame.

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Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.