Sponsors for the 2023 Annual Conference
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Thank You to Our Sponsors for the 2023 Annual Conference!
American Family Institute
The American Family Institute invests in and partners with community leaders, business roundtables, nonprofit partners, and collaboratives. We believe education is a fundamental vehicle to generate wealth and break cycles of generational poverty. We aim to build capacity and catalyze change by partnering with innovators who are closing equity gaps in early childhood education and literacy.
Bright Horizons® is a leading education and care company, trusted by families and employers around the world for safe, discovery-driven early education. When children step into our classrooms, they become explorers, investigators, and thinkers. Our educators embrace children’s innate desire to discover – about themselves and the world around them.
Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning
Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning is helping to shape the future of early childhood education.
Our leading-edge, whole-child approach educates and nurtures children from birth to age 5 with all costs covered. The CHS program embraces and empowers each child’s family with dedicated staff and family resource centers designed to provide access, support, and improve outcomes. We aim to strengthen the ECE community by providing a comprehensive, nearly yearlong training and development program for our teachers and staff, and opportunities for continued growth.
Leading the field in quality and innovation, Community Playthings offers durable play equipment and furniture for early childhood classrooms and outdoor spaces. Children deserve beautiful and natural environments where they can explore, discover, and learn through play. To better reflect the remarkable variations found in nature, Community Playthings is expanding the traditional maple product line to include furniture created from a variety of woods. Come see our new Play Kitchen constructed from heirloom-quality cherry wood.
Council for Professional Recognition
The Council for Professional Recognition promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in the early childhood education of children ages birth to 5 years old. The Council recognizes and credentials professionals who work in all types of early care and education settings including, preschool, infant-toddler, family childcare, and home visitor programs. As a nonprofit organization, the Council sets policies and procedures for assessment and credentialing. Nearly one million Child Development Associate credentials have been issued.
Forrest T. Jones
Forrest T. Jones & Company has been the NAEYC insurance program administrator for several decades. As an NAEYC member you have access to 20 different highly competitive insurance products to meet your needs. Products such as Life Insurance, Professional Liability, Medical Insurance, Disability Insurance, Auto insurance, Identity Theft Protection and much more. NAEYC members can learn more about the NAEYC association sponsored insurance program by visiting us on the web at www.ftj.com/naeyc. You can also call us toll free at 800-821-7303 and speak directly to one of our friendly NAEYC customer service representative.
HighScope Educational Research Foundation
The HighScope Educational Research Foundation is a 501c-3 nonprofit, independent organization committed to supporting the critical work of early childhood educators and caregivers in providing high-quality outcomes.
Founded in 1970, HighScope is perhaps best known for its landmark Perry Preschool Study Project conducted in the 1960’s. The study proved that high-quality early educational engagement with young children makes a significant difference in their early development and well into their adult years.
Kaplan Early Learning Company
For more than 50 years, Kaplan Early Learning Company has been a champion for play. From our research-based curricula to enriching classroom environments and innovative technology solutions, Kaplan's products and services inspire a lifelong love of learning in children and educators. We are architects of learning environments and defenders of the imagination. We live for inseparable bonds and open minds. We encourage the eager and inspire the inspirers. We transform lives through play.
With a full selection of early childhood educational products, School Specialty helps you create a complete and effective learning environment. They offer a full assortment of high-quality, safe, and developmentally appropriate products that support early learning standards and educational outcomes for children from birth through grade 2. In addition, School Specialty offers over 100,000 products for the PreK–12 education marketplace thoughtfully designed to empower leaders with modern educational ecosystems and optimize student outcomes.
We believe that all children deserve a nurturing, engaging, and high-quality learning environment designed to support their unique needs throughout the critical, formative years.
At Teaching Strategies, we help early childhood educators build this environment and provide the foundation for success for every child by connecting teachers, children, and families to inspired teaching and learning experiences, informative data, and stronger partnerships through the leading early learning platform and solutions.
The Source for Learning
The Source for Learning is a nonprofit organization committed to encouraging and enabling exceptional teaching, learning, and professional growth. Our seasoned professionals create and curate quality educational assets for early childhood education and K-12. Our ECE resources include free live and on-demand professional learning webinars, an NAEYC-recognized administrator credential for Virginia early childhood educators, and a catalog of national and state-level professional learning resources.
Tools of the Mind
Tools of the Mind is a non-profit research-based early childhood model combining teacher professional development with a comprehensive innovative curriculum that helps young children to develop the cognitive, social-emotional, self-regulatory, and foundational academic skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.
University of Cincinnati Online
The University of Cincinnati offers the first online Early Childhood Education degree focused on nature-based early learning. Along with an Associate & Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education, the University of Cincinnati also offers 100% online graduate degrees, certificates, and endorsements in areas including Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership, Literacy & Second Language Studies, and Special Education. Explore all of UC Online’s education programs – online.uc.edu/education.
The CAEP-accredited Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. A leader in teacher and administrator education, the college has been the choice of more than 65,000 education students and alumni, including more than 180 State Teachers of the Year.* Programs range from teacher preparation to education administration and are taught online by nationally recognized education experts, policymakers, and scholar-practitioners.