Virtual Exhibit Hall

2018 Virtual Exhibit Hall

updated 9/4/2018

BRONZE SPONSORS

Keystone
https://keystoneinsgrp.com/industry-programs/child-care-centers/

Keystone one of the largest writers of child care centers in the nation, with a network of local insurance agents across Pennsylvania. From complex insurance solutions to risk management, employee benefits and financial services, Keystone provides specialized expertise while helping agents to remain independent.

Milton Hershey School
www.mhskids.org

Founded by chocolate industrialist Milton S. Hershey and his wife Catherine in 1909, MHS provides a first-rate independent school, home and community for children Pre-K through grade 12 at no cost to families.

Wilkes University
www.wilkes.edu

Wilkes University is a private college located in Northeastern, Pennsylvania. Wilkes has both undergraduate and graduate education degrees to offer.

Exhibitors

Aetna Better Health
www.aetnabetterhealth.com/pennsylvania

Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania and Aetna Better Health Kids provide health benefits and manage care for people enrolled in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Medicaid and CHIP Programs.

Allegheny Intermediate Unit
www.storytimestem.com

Storytime STEM-packs integrate science, mathematics, and engineering activities into children’s literature. Each includes a popular children’s book, all the materials needed for an engaging STEM activity, and a facilitator guide that makes connecting the story to the STEM activity easy.

Becker’s School Supplies
www.shopbecker.com

Becker’s offers a full line of quality educational materials, furnishings, equipment, and playgrounds for child care programs and schools serving children in the early years. For over 90 years, Becker’s has been known for providing exceptional service and customer care.

Benchmark Education Co.
www.benchmarkrta.com

Ready to Advance includes 10 comprehensive units based on interconnected topics and concepts blending social-emotional experience with academic learning. The research-based curriculum is grounded in the understanding of how young children learn.

ChildCare Careers, LLC
www.childcarecareers.net

ChildCare Careers (CCC) is the largest staffing firm dedicated to the child care field. CCC provides fully qualified and pre-screened teachers, assistant teachers and site directors to child care centers, preschools, and before & after school programs on a temporary and permanent basis.

Childcraft – A School Specialty Company
www.childcraft.com

Early Learning furniture manufactured in PA for over 70 years. Early Learning materials, supplies and curricula that correlate to OCDEL learning standards and to the 21st Century Safe School concept.

ChildPlus Software
www.childplus.com

ChildPlus is the most powerful and user-friendly software that allows users to quickly enter information, generate reports, create custom forms/letters and manage their caseload, plus much more! To learn more about ChildPlus, visit http://www.childplus.com for more information.

Community Playthingswww.communityplaythings.com
www.communityplaythings.com

Makers of quality wood furniture and toys for infant, toddler, preschool and kindergarten environments.

Discount School Supply
www.discountschoolsupply.com

Discount School Supply searches the world for innovative, developmentally appropriate products for young children in the classroom and childcare setting. We are careful to choose products which are manufactured to be safe, sturdy and reliable.

Discovery Toys
www.discoverytoys.com/Peg

Guaranteed educational toys, books, games & puzzles for all ages

Early Learning Resource Centers
www.raiseyourstar.org

Pennsylvania’s Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs) provide a single point-of-contact for families, early learning service providers, and communities to gain information and access services that support high-quality child care and early learning programs.

Epilepsy Western/ Central PA
www.efwp.org

By providing supports and services, Epilepsy Western/Central PA endeavors to improve the quality of life for persons with epilepsy/seizure disorders and to dispel the myths, stigmas, and misunderstandings associated with it.

EZCare
www.ezcaresoftware.com

EZCare software is used by thousands of childcare centers, preschools, and school-age programs. EZCare streamlines administrative tasks, simplifies scheduling and attendance and manages your enrollments. It is also a complete fee management system that makes billing and payments a snap.

First Quality Products

Manufacturer of Adult, Youth, and Baby disposable incontinence products

Frog Street
www.frogstreet.com

Frog Street is an early childhood education company, equipping educators with research-based curriculum and best-in-class professional learning.

Grand Canyon University
www.gcu.edu/udc.Amanda.Levan

Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier private Christian university helping students find their purpose by offering over 200 academic programs and world-class learning experiences. Visit gcu.edu

Gratz College
www.gratz.edu

Education

Hatch Early Learning
www.hatchearlylearning.com

Hatch® has been transforming the lives of young children with technology and classroom materials since 1984. For more information, visit www.HatchEarlyLearning.com.

HINGE Brokers
www.hingebrokers.com

HINGE Brokers is the nation’s leading expert in private early education real estate and business development. We offer a full spectrum of services – delivering solutions to help child care owners build a stronger foundation and grow more efficiently.

Kaplan Early Learning Company
www.kaplanco.com

Kaplan is a leader in the field of early care and education, we bring to market innovative curricula, cutting edge assessments, teacher resource materials, and professional development opportunities to early childhood and elementary school educators, caregivers, and parents.

Keystone Kids Go!
http://panen.org/keystone-kids-go

Keystone Kids Go! is an initiative in Pennsylvania focused on improving young children’s nutrition and physical activity. The initiative is targeted towards early childhood practitioners from childcare, Head Start, early intervention, family literacy, and pre-kindergarten programs.

Lakeshore Learning Materials
www.lakeshorelearning.com

Lakeshore provides early childhood programs with a wide range of products that support school readiness and align to the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework. From Early Head Start to Head Start and beyond, we are ready to promote the success of all children.

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Learning Genie
www.learning-genie.com

Software App for Assessment, Family Engagement, Portfolios and more.

Lintons Food Service Management
www.lintonsfoodservice.com

Lintons delivers wholesome and nutritious meals to Early Learning Centers. Lintons understands menu compliance for CACFP & NSLP. Timely daily delivery of all meals directly to your facility. Additional services include: Grocery Delivery, Food Service Management, & Environmental Services.

Northampton Community College
https://northampton.edu/early-childhood-education-programs.htm

NCC’s Center for Early Childhood Education (accredited by NAEYC) prepares teachers and leaders with the evidence-based knowledge to support young children in their growth and development, designed to inspire and prepare students to create and sustain art-based, inclusive programs.

Novick Brothers Corporation
www.Novickbrothers.com

Full-service food distribution partner for child care

One Book, Every Young Child
www.pacruisetok.org

I will be sharing information on early literacy, family engagement, and the One Book, Every Young Child program.

PA Project LAUNCH
www.LearnWithLAUNCH.com

PA Project LAUNCH promotes young child wellness from birth to age 8 by addressing all aspects of child development in a comprehensive, integrated manner. LAUNCH strives for a vision of young child wellness, shared among state & local networks, to coordinate & integrate child-serving systems.

PACCA/Pennsylvania Child Care Association
www.pacca.org

As a statewide, nonprofit, membership organization serving the early care and education industry for more than 40 years, PACCA’s leaders and members share a commitment to providing high-quality child development and early learning opportunities to children in programs across the Commonwealth. PACCA’s members operate over 1,800 center, group and family child care programs employing over 25,000 staff and caring for over 140,000 children aged birth through school-age.

PACCA/T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® PENNSYLVANIA Scholarship Program
www.pacca.org/teach.php

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® PENNSYLVANIA Scholarship Program works with early childhood providers, colleges, and child care staff to offer scholarship programs and support systems that improve the education and compensation of child care workers.

Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center
www.pealcenter.org

Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership Center educates and empowers families to ensure that children, youth, and young adults with disabilities and special health care needs, lead rich, active lives as full members of their schools and communities.

Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children
www.pennaeyc.org

Professional Membership and Advocacy Org Affiliate of NAEYC

Pennsylvania Key
www.pakeys.org

The Professional Development (PD) Registry is a technology system that supports and validates professional achievements for early learning professionals. The PD Registry encourages professional growth through supports, tools, and resources to grow a stronger workforce.

Play with a Purpose
www.pwap.com

Play with a Purpose offers pre-schools and other institutional settings the best assortment of gross motor and active-play products.

PlayGO
www.playgoco.com

We are your partner in PLAY… a full-service Recreational Construction Company providing Commercial Playground Equipment, Shade, Shelters, Site Amenities, Educational Play, Musical Play, Nature Play, Safety Surfacing and Borders in an effort to expand and promote the importance of PLAY!

Playgrounds Etc. LLC
www.playgroundsetc.net

Playground equipment and Outdoor Classrooms

POWER Library (HSLC)
www.powerlibrary.org

POWER Library provides online resources and services for Pennsylvanians with a focus on reading, literacy, and information. These resources are provided by the PA Department of Education/Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Pre-K for PA
www.prekforpa.org

The Pre-K for PA campaign is a coalition of organizations, individuals, and advocates working tirelessly to make pre-k a priority in gubernatorial and legislative elections, advocating increased access to high-quality pre-kindergarten for all Pennsylvania’s 3- and 4-year olds.

Saint Francis University Adult Degree and Continuing Studies
www.francis.edu

Saint Francis University Adult Degree & Continuing Studies (ADCS) program offers you a degree from a respected, established institution in Central Pennsylvania. Our programs are affordable and are available in accelerated formats. ADCS gives you the option of completing some degrees entirely online or taking evening/weekend classes in Cambria, Blair, and Centre counties.

Teaching Strategies
www.teachingstrategies.com

Teaching Strategies provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through third grade.

TK’s Toy Box, Inc.
www.tkstoybox.com

Educational, Entertaining, Brand Name Toys, Games, Books & Gifts at Wholesale Prices. Creator/Distributor of the Within Me Now line of Dolls & Books which teach Positive Psychology through PLAY!

UPMC for Kids
www.upmchealthplan.com/forkids

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) brought to you by UPMC for Kids has been made available to all uninsured children and teens (up to age 19) through Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell’s Cover All Kids Initiative. Regardless of family income.