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GOJO Industries, Inc. is the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. Our broad portfolio includes hand cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitizing and skin care formulas under the GOJO®, PURELL® and PROVON® brand names. GOJO formulas use the latest advances in the science of skin care. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design and functionality. Our complete programs promote healthy behaviors for hand hygiene, skin care and, in critical environments, compliance.
School Health Corporation is the nation's leading supplier of health supplies and equipment to schools. School Health has evolved from a specialized distributor of basic supplies to a consultative solutions provider for major health initiatives including vision and hearing screening, emergency response preparedness, infection control, and wellness plans. Founded in 1957 the company has 100+ employees, more than 8,000 products offered from over 600 manufacturers and serves 95% of the Top 500 Districts and largest universities in the country.
PBS LearningMedia™ is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators. "As America's largest classroom, PBS is proud support the Bammy Awards, which recognizes the education professionals nationwide." -- Rob Lippincott, Senior Vice President of Education Strategy and Partnerships, PBS.
Responsive ClassroomThe Responsive Classroom approach is a widely used, research- and evidence-based approach to elementary education that increases academic achievement, decreases problem behaviors, improves social skills, and leads to more high-quality instruction. The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching is based on the premise that children learn best when they have both academic and social-emotional skills. Responsive Classroom practices help teachers and schools build children’s academic and social-emotional competencies and can be used along with many other programs. Responsive Classrooms is program developed by the Northeast Foundation for Children.
Excelligence® Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor and retailer of education products which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and families. Excelligence offers a broad array of products designed for both classroom and home use, enhanced by its extensive proprietary product development program. In addition to its own Colorations® brand of innovative arts & crafts products, Excelligence also offers popular name brands such as Crayola®, Elmer’s®, Fiskars® and Lego®. The Excelligence multi-channel marketing model includes catalogs, Web sites, and a field sales force. Its distribution capacity, which includes six strategically located warehouses nationwide, enables fast, cost-effective delivery and also custom assembly of prepackaged school supplies, both strong competitive advantages. Excelligence’s mission is to support and enrich children’s education at school and at home by providing safe, top-quality products and learning resources, excellent values and exceptional service.
TCPN is a national governmental purchasing cooperative able to leverage the purchasing potential of governmental entities in all 50 states - this means equal pricing for the smallest entity and the largest buyer. All TCPN contracts are competitively bid and evaluated by a government entity serving as the lead agency. Region 4 Education Service Center serves as the primary lead agency for TCPN contracts. The lead agency awards these contracts to national vendors in accordance with purchasing procedures mandated by state procurement laws and regulations. TCPN contracts are available for use, and benefit, public and private schools, colleges and universities, cities, counties, non-profits and all governmental entities.
Kaplan Early Learning Company is a leading international provider of products and services that enhance children's learning. A leader in the field of early care and education, we bring to market innovative curriculums, cutting edge assessments, teacher resource materials and valuable professional development opportunities to early childhood and elementary school educators, caregivers and parents around the world.
Edutopia, The George Lucas Educational Foundation is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives.
GameDesk was created to develop a “next generation” model of education, revolutionizing the way we teach and learn. We are a research, game development, and outreach organization that has evolved out of seven years of research at the University of Southern California. We have developed, tested and evaluated next generation game curriculum and software throughout various pilots in schools and community centers in the Los Angeles area. Fast Company ranks GameDesk #6 in the World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.
Red Leaf Press Established in 1973, Redleaf Press is a leading nonprofit publisher of exceptional curriculum, management, and business resources for early childhood professionals. Our educational and instructional publications improve the lives of children by strengthening and supporting the teachers, trainers, and families who care for them. Redleaf Press titles represent a broad range of topics designed to assist teachers in providing a stimulating, child-centered curriculum based on sound and accepted theory
WriteSteps is teacher-owned and operated. Founded in 2007, we have become a trusted resource for educators seeking a teacher-friendly approach to writing that gets results. WriteSteps works because it weaves writing pedagogy best practices into highly teachable daily lessons. In 2011, we unveiled the new WriteSteps, a Common Core program, which retains our successful format but focuses entirely on Common Core skills development.
Learning ZoneXpress is a growing, national company based in Owatonna, Minnesota, that designs, creates and delivers educational resources to teach life-skills to children. The company’s visually engaging DVDs, videos, posters, games, incentives and Power Point presentations communicate life-shaping messages for children and adults in memorable ways. Medical offices, public health programs such as WIC, families, as well as schools, libraries, other community facilities turn to Learning ZoneXpress for teaching tools. Over the past 13 years, Learning ZoneXpress has received 20 international Telly Awards, recognizing excellence in video, advertising and film production.
ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) , a distance training institution, is dedicated to providing online training to meet the continuing education requirements of the child care industry. CCEI offers over 100 online professional development courses, plus online certificate course of study programs, such as the Child Development Associate (CDA). CCEI is approved by the International Association for Continuing Education Training (IACET) to award IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
New tech Network is a non-profit organization that helps high school students gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life, college, and the careers of tomorrow. We work nationwide with schools, districts, and communities to provide services and support that enable schools to implement innovative high schools that promote deeper learning.
ECE Policy Works specializes in early care and education (ECE) policy research and analysis, policy program development, and project management. We consult with nonprofit organizations, government and social service agencies, coalitions, professional associations, foundations, and institutions of higher education to advance effective policies and provide support for initiatives that ensure the best outcomes for our youngest children.
Teachers College Press - For over a century, Teachers College Press has been committed to addressing the ideas that matter most to educators. Today, our publishing program carries on this tradition and seeks to open and expand the dialogue between theory and practice.
The Gesell Institute of Human Development has been dedicated, for more than half a century, to understanding how children grow and learn. The Institute is a pioneer in the field of child growth and development. Through systematic observation and documentation of infant and child behaviors, the organization developed a standard of norms that illustrate a sequential and predictable pattern of growth and development.
Gesell's extensive longitudinal research of more than 10,000 children has provided fundamental knowledge of child behavior between birth and sixteen years for doctors, educators, and parents worldwide. The Gesell Institute is located in New Haven, CT.