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March/April 2014 Issue #216

Sidekick from Jonti-Craft

Take control of your classroom with comfort, style, and functionality. Great for literacy and circle time, the SideKick puts you, the project or books at just the right level for curious minds. The espresso-colored cushion provides exceptional comfort and adds style while book slots and open storage provide a place for books, papers, puppets, and more. The easily detachable Write-n-Wipe board accents daily lessons, while four swivel casters provide easy mobility. Like all Jonti-Craft products, the SideKick is designed with children's needs in mind. It is made with KYDZStrong Construction, KYDZSafe Edges and KYDZTuff finish, ensuring safety and durability. We have added a lifetime warranty to this new product to prove it will withstand the rigors of everyday use. To learn more about this new product and other great products, please call (800) 543-4149, visit, or email
Early Intervention Every Day! Embedding Activities in Daily Routines for Young Children and Their Families from Brookes Publishing

Help parents and caregivers take a consistent, active role in supporting young children's development! Targeting 80 skills in 6 key developmental domains for children birth to three, this reader-friendly guide is filled with dozens of ready-touse ideas for helping families embed learning opportunities in their everyday routines. Turn to this book again and again for strategies and activities that enhance child development, strengthen attachment, and help children with developmental delays participate fully in family life. Transform everyday materials and routines into powerful new learning opportunities with Early Intervention Every Day! Available from Brookes Publishing:
Outlast Tables from Community Playthings
The all new Outlast Tables and Seating for the outdoors are now available from Community Playthings. Made from non-toxic acetylated wood, these child-sized tables and benches wonÕt rot, warp, or split in any weather. Tables come in two sizes and three heights, providing the perfect work surface for outdoor learning. Matching benches come separately for more versatility than traditional picnic tables afford. Call (800) 777-4244 or visit for details.
PSE-2040I Activity Table from Monsam

MONSAM Enterprises is pleased to introduce its new model PSE-2040I Activity Table with Portable Sink. This model gives teachers the convenience to work with 5 students at the same time. Students can learn art, science, and a variety of fun-filled activities without having to leave the table to wash their hands. It is designed at 30 inches high to fit the childrenÕs needs, as well as the teacherÕs strategies. This wonderful design can be used inside or outside. It comes in a variety of colors and provides hot/cold running water. It is not only compact enough to have more than one in a classroom, but is also foldable so that it can be moved from one room to another with absolute ease. To view a list of our products, please check our website

January/February 2014 Issue #215

Web-Based Customer Relationship Management System by Child Care CRM

Child Care CRM is a web-based customer relationship management system specifically designed for the child care industry that helps make your sales and marketing efforts more efficient, enhances communication with parents, improves your inquiry-to-enrollment conversion rates and provides valuable reporting to management for analyzing your marketing programs and sales process. Additional features include: Integration of Website Inquiries into System; Task Management; Automated Tour Confirmations and Reminders; Management System Integrations with: Procare, EZ-Care2, Child Care Manager, School Leader, Daycare Works, Oncare; Automated Email Campaigns; Text Capabilities; Detailed Lead Activity History; Extensive Reporting. Start enjoying the benefits of Child Care CRM and sign up for your FREE 30-day trial now with unlimited users and all training and support included. Visit:
Recgrass from Zeager Bros.

RecGrass is a natural looking and soft, synthetic grass that provides a very low maintenance, and reasonably priced safety surface for play areas. Like all of Zeager's playground surfaces, RecGrass is third-party certified and meets ADA, ASTM, CPSC, and CSA requirements for playground surfaces. Choose from a heavy-duty low-pile RecGrass or a softer high-pile RecGrass. Children love the green grass look and cool feel all year long. No puddles or messy infill materials on this grass because the RecBase underneath provides excellent drainage and fall protection. This grass cleans easily and will look good for years. Call us at (800) 346-8524 or visit
The Gaggle from Foundations
The Gaggle offers a variety of features that will make kids, caregivers, and parents alike love it. SoftStop brake controls both rear wheels with one hand for secure stop. Spacious, ergonomically contoured seats feature high seat backs for head support and slip resistant seats. Solid steel powder coated integrated frame provides superior strength. Durable double-walled body construction is impact resistant. Distinctive styling combines with thoughtfully designed features: ergonomic handles, stadium seating, and rear storage with flip-top lid. The QuickFit 5-point harness system has a one-hand front-of-seat harness adjustment to ensure a proper fit every time. All seating positions are self-loading, reducingstrain on caregiver. Buggy fits through standard doorways. Learn more at
Great Afterschool Programs and Spaces that Wow! from Redleaf Press

Now Available! Great Afterschool Programs and Spaces that Wow! by Linda J. Armstrong and Christine A. Schmidt. Create a dynamic school- age program where everyone will enjoy spending time. Includes hundreds of ideas and photographs to inspire and improve the temporal, interpersonal, and physical environment. Softbound, 296 pgs. Color photographs. Age focus: 5-12. Retail: $44.95. ISBN 978- 1- 60554- 122- 8. For more information or to order, contact:

November/December 2013 Issue #214

Online ECE Professional Development from Penn Foster

With over 120 years of experience as a leading provider of career-focused distance education, Penn Foster delivers quality, cost-effective professional development programs for your staff. Our Early Childhood Education programs are designed to help your childcare center increase employee retention, improve the level of staff education and expertise, and develop desirable career paths for your employees. We offer a range of Early Childhood Education programs, including our ECE Associate Degree, CDA Certificate, and Day Care Management Career Diploma. At just $62 per credit, our ECE Associate Degree offers unparalleled value, and our "anytime, anywhere" delivery model supports the needs of the working professional and allows your employees to continue their education when and where it's convenient for them. For more information, visit or call (800) 233-0259, ext. 4016.
DUPLO Creative Builder Set

This exciting new LEGO DUPLO set enables exploration of shape, space, position, numeracy, and more! Students develop an understanding of 2-D and 3-D shapes and hone their descriptive language skills by describing their creations to their classmates. The set's two-sided inspirational and changeable background cards encourage collaboration and storytelling and help young children develop a better understanding of community roles and the world around them. The set comes complete with getting-started material for the teacher, four double-sided activity cards, and a sturdy plastic storage bin. The cards are double-sided and with two stands - this means four children can use it at the same time! For more information, call (800) 362-4308 or visit:
The Work Sampling System¨ from Pearson
Now available! The Work Sampling System, 5th Edition. Developed by leaders in the field and validated in rigorous studies, The Work Sampling System is the tool of choice for recognizing and documenting children's unique abilities and accomplishments. The new fifth edition is even easier for teachers to use, with updated content aligned with current standards and built-in tools for communicating with families. Features: New, Updated Content including Common Core alignments for English language arts and math; Easy-to-Use Online Interface that simplifies assessment, data entry, and reporting; Customized Professional Development resources including free webinars, customized webinars, and on-site training packages. The Work Sampling System is easy to learn and easy to use. Visit for an overview video to learn more!.
Lakeshore Career Costume Set

Playing dress-up has never been so fun! Let young imaginations run wild with our realistic, easy-on costumes - designed to fit a wide range of sizes! From a fire chief to an astronaut to a nurse, kids are sure to enjoy taking on a variety of different roles. Our school-quality outfits feature simple, slip-on designs and adjustable hook and loop closures that make dress-up a breeze . . . and fit children ages 3 to 6 years. Set includes all 10 costumes shown. Visit

September/October 2013 Issue #213

Fobie Friends Books

Fobie Friends in an original book series that helps children conquer common fears. The books are written by Brian and Leslie Miller and illustrated by Aliessia Girasole. The series currently includes three books. Did My Owl Just Growl? addresses the fear of the dark, Climb the Monkey Bars? That's Bananas! discusses fear of heights, and Hold Your Seahorses! Water is the Worst! addresses fear of water. Each book uses a unique, colorful, and engaging "Fobie Friend" animal to comfort and guide a child through a fearful situation. Plush toys of each animal are also available. For more information, visit
TotMate Express

TotMate, a leading provider of Early Learning furniture, now offers an express service for its most popular items. With the express option, furniture will be ready to ship within 48 hours from the time the order is received. The express items are available in maple with either maple or royal blue accents. The products available through the express option are:
  • Tall Teacher Storage
  • Diaper Wall Storage
  • Toddler Walk-Up Changing Table
  • Infant Changing Table
  • Book Display
  • Toddler Shelf Storage
  • Preschool Shelf Storage - Jumbo Shelf Storage
  • 10-Cubbie Wall Locker
  • Preschool Locker

TotMate offers a complete collection of furniture for infant and toddler care, all with durable, easy-to-clean laminate surfaces. To see a complete line of products and dealers, please visit, call (800) 397-8687, or e-mail

HighScope Infant Kit
Lay a solid foundation for lifelong learning with this flexible, comprehensive product assortment. These products support the HighScope Curriculum for infants and map back to the HighScope Tender Care and Early Learning book and active learning philosophy. Kit includes:
  • HighScope Tender Care and Early Learning;
  • Teethers & Rattles (7 pieces);
  • Velour Washable Dolls (4);
  • Stack 'n' Nest Cups (8 pieces);
  • Farm Animal Puppets (6 pieces);
  • Soft Baby Blocks (6 pieces);
  • Indestructible Infant Books (6 pieces);
  • Instrumental Music CD;
  • and more!
Ages 18 months and up. Item #HINFKIT. Your Price: $299.99. Discount School Supply offers the everyday lowest prices on top-quality products for early childhood educators, caregivers, and parents to support child development and early learning. Shop the complete line of products online and visit for an exclusive offer. Call (800) 627-2829 to request a catalog..
Komfy Soft Set by Jonti-Craft

With the Jonti-Craft Komfy Sofa Set, children won't even realize they are learning as they melt away into these cozy cushions. Designed with style, but sized just for kids - it makes the perfect spot for children to get lost in their favorite books. The espresso-colored cushions are extra durable and add style to any space. The Komfy Sofa Set comes in many options - a 4-piece set, 2-piece set, or purchase the pieces indivdually. The Komfy Sofa Set products are designed with children's needs in mind and are made with KYDZStrong Construction, KYDZSafe Edges, and KYDZTuff finish to ensure safety and durability. Jonti-Craft's Commitment to Care promises that Jonti-Craft products are a safe choice, not only for the environment, but also for little ones with certifications such as GREENGUARD Gold and CPSIA. We have even added a lifetime warranty to these new products to prove it will withstand the rigors of everyday use. Purchase through your Jonti-Craft dealer. Visit, call (800) 543-4149, or email sales@