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www.stratfordschools.com

Stratford School

Established in 1999, Stratford School is a leading independent private school founded on   the belief that education is a significant influence in the life of a child. Stratford offers an accelerated curriculum from preschool through eighth grade with an emphasis in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) that incorporates music, physical education, foreign language, and social skills development. Stratford’s goal is to prepare and mentor students for admission to competitive high schools and colleges. All students are provided the necessary tools to excel, and are encouraged to participate actively in leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities. Visit http://www.stratfordschools.com for more information.

www.pacificoaks.edu

Pacific Oaks College & Children's School

Pacific Oaks College is a nonprofit, accredited higher education institution offering bachelor's-completion and master's programs in human development, counseling, education, early childhood education, and teacher credentialing. The school offers classes at its main campus in Pasadena and at a number of convenient instructional sites throughout California, as well as online.

Founded 70 years ago by a small group of Quaker families, Pacific Oaks College has remained dedicated to the fundamental Quaker principles of inclusion, social justice, and the valuing of every human being. Three basic concepts underlie the educational philosophy at Pacific Oaks:

•that every individual has a fundamental worth;

•that growth is a dynamic and life-long process;

•and that every individual has a unique identity and human potential.

Pacific Oaks has a long history of serving non-traditional and adult students and has become known and recognized for its progressive approach to teaching and learning—valuing real-world experiences in addition to academic achievements. This philosophy is embodied in the school’s Experiential Learning approach, and opportunities such as the Credit for Learning from Experience option which allows students to gain academic credit for real-world experiences.

Pacific Oaks is accredited by the WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC), and has been since 1959.

www.springfield.edu

Springfield College

For more than a century, Springfield College has been a leader in providing a broad and balanced educational experience. Humanics, the philosophy that has inspired Springfield College from its beginning, calls for educating the whole person—spirit, mind, and body—for leadership in service to others.

www.optionsforlearning.org

Options for Learning

Options for Learning, formerly known as Options -- A Child Care and Human Services Agency, started serving children and families in 1981. As a non-profit child care and early learning agency, Options for Learning has been at the forefront of helping families either break the cycle of poverty, or improve their lives, by providing students and families with the tools to create a positive foundation for school, social and life success.

Options for Learning provides child development, child care and after school programs that prepare infants, toddlers, preschool and school aged children for the challenges of tomorrow. Consistently ranked as a top child care and after school program provider in California, Options for Learning's 950+ professionals deliver quality programs designed to provide personalized attention for each student in an enriched, caring environment. Options for Learning also offers training, resources and support to community providers to improve the quality of their care for children.

Options for Learning has grown from a single school age program to a highly recognized agency that today serves more than 15,000 children and families.  We operate over 120 licensed child care and after school programs on more than 60 school campuses and additional community facilities throughout the San Gabriel Valley, Whittier, Pomona Valley and Northeast Los Angeles areas.  Additionally, we train and support thousands of child care providers

www.kaplanco.com

Kaplan Early Learning Company

Kaplan Early Learning Company offers a wide array of products and services to serve the Early Childhood classroom. Our curricula, assessments, educational materials and professional development topics are created to enhance the education of young children and spark their creativity and imagination. Stop by the booth to check out our latest technology.

www.kodokids.com

Kodo Kids

Kodo Kids is devoted to enriching the lives of children.  This is our mission, our livelihood and most of all, our passion! 

In today's world, children have less opportunity to think deeply and innovate creatively.  Experiences which cultivate these skills sets are largely absent in early education, at the age which these skills are most critical.  Kodo kids seeks to help provide these experiences through playful, open-ended products which promote intentional learning, investigative personalities and out of the box problem solving.  Through these experiences, the foundation for lifelong curiosity and development of the whole child is cultivated.

The Kodo Kids team puts the child first in everything we do.  We fully embrace and do not deviate from the philosophy of learning through relevant play experiences.  Children have an instinctual urge to explore and discover, which they achieve through play.  We strive to provide tools and resources for the Early Childhood Education classroom which cultivate the opportunity for kids to think deeply and creatively, and foster intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.

www.education.lego.com

 

Lego Education

For over 30 years, LEGO® Education has been working with teachers and educational specialists to provide solutions and resources that are used in the classroom to bring subjects to life and make learning fun.  Our portfolio inspires interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer Science, Math and the Humanities.  With educational sets, activity packs, teacher resources and programming tools we can make learning inspiring and meet your curriculum needs. 

www.lakeshorelearning.com

Lakeshore Learning

Lakeshore is dedicated to creating innovative educational materials that spark young imaginations, instill a sense of wonder and foster a lifelong love of learning. With materials for infants and toddlers through the 6th grade, we help children reach developmental milestones and achieve educational goals—while still having fun!

www.toutabouttoys.com

Tout About Toys

Tout About Toys is dedicated to offer the highest quality of educational and innovative products that will assist in the growth of children and youth.  Our mission is to spark the imagination, instill learning through play, and foster the development of children and youth in all aspects. Our goal is to provide you with materials and services that will enhance children and their learning experience. We have products that range from infants & toddlers through high school, that can help achieve each unique child’s developmental milestones and reach their educational goals.

Tout About Toys is known for providing personal and professional service, interactive school supplies, great manipulative toys and games, and a full line of furniture and equipment to schools and families for over twenty-five years.  We research the market thoroughly and take great pride in choosing only the very best in early childhood, school age, and teacher materials- many of which are a challenge to find. As a result we can offer a complete and unique line of learning materials for infant/toddler, preschool, school-age children, teachers, and families!

 

www.enasco.com

Nasco

Nasco was started in 1941 by a vocational agricultural teacher, Norman Eckley. He developed several teaching aids to use in his vocational agriculture classes…teaching aids that were not readily available from any other source. This simple act of filling a classroom need with an appropriate product was to become a way of life for Nasco in years to come.

Nasco has over 21 different catalogs offering over 96,000 unique items to meet the needs of teachers in 14 different educational subject areas, farmers and ranchers, and industry. In addition to serving customers in all 50 states, Nasco’s unique blend of products for education, healthcare, agriculture, and industry appeals to customers in over 180 countries. Our mission is to provide customers with the best in quality, personal service, and affordably priced products. Nasco’s mail-order catalogs offer a convenient, inexpensive way for individuals in education, healthcare, agriculture, and industry to shop for the items they need.

www.recessrevolution.org

Recess Revolution

Recess Revolution enriches environments with loose parts (cardboard boxes, crates, barrels, tires, tubes, tarps, clips, etc.) to engage children of all ages in creative, collabotrative and thought provoking play. We offer on-campus field trips, community events, parent seminars and staff training regarding the importance of free play in enriched environments.

www.t4t.org

Trash for Teaching(T4T)

T4T inspires students, educators, businesses and communities to rethink what others overlook.  We rescue manufacturing overruns, discards and castoffs, originally headed for landfill, and re-imagine these items.  We are passionate about hands-on learning and we believe that curiosity and experimentation are the core of critical thinking & problem solving.  We partner with like-minded educators, sponsors and communities to promote hands-on discovery in science, art, math, literacy and more.

www.pbssocal.org

PBS SoCal

PBS SoCaL is dedicated to educating, entertaining and enlightening viewers throughout the greater Los Angeles region on all media platforms. PBS SoCaL Education serves parents, teachers, and students on-air, online, and through community engagement.

Our major education and engagement initiatives include Ready to Learn and American Graduate, focusing on cradle to career support and resources. PBS SoCaL Education engages audiences across three major platforms: in the home, in the classroom, and in the community.

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Enhancing Literacy:Felt Stories and Song Props

Being preschool teachers ourselves, we know what you need in the classroom to keep your students engaged. Our felt stories and song props will enhance language and literacy skills in your students to help them succeed in school. We make our own products and keep them very affordable because we know first-hand what budget challenges teachers’ experience.

www.communityplaythings.com

Community Playthings

Community Playthings manufactures quality wooden furniture and educational play equipment for the early childhood through school age classroom. We help you to create an environment that welcomes children into a space of beauty, simplicity, and stability, where they can explore, discover and learn through play.

 

www.ito.ocde.us

 Inside the Outdoors

 Inside the Outdoors programs take lessons from the classroom and create fun, unforgettable hands-on experiences about nature.  These are powerful moments that leave children with a lifelong enthusiasm for the environment.  The Curriculum created for Inside the Outdoors programs is aligned with Calfornia Science and Social Science standards and allows students to interact with these concepts in a real world setting.

 

www.dreambigscience.com

 Dream Big Science and Art

 Our culture encourages children to develop short attention spans, slowly suffociating creativity.  Dream Big Science & Art fixes that.  We provide the space, time and tools for young children to explore earth, water, air, light and movement in a unique way.  Using recycled and natural materials, imagination takes flight through long explorations on a single topic.  Children develop independence, critical thinking, problem solving, confidence and imagination, which leads to success in school, work and life.


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