About Kaplan


Education is the cornerstone of our family business

When my parents, Leon and Renee Kaplan, opened their first toy store in 1951, they were dedicated to providing unique toys and gifts that promoted learning through play. As the benefits of investments in early care and education became more evident, their vision expanded to designing toys that teach and developing materials that share the value of play with parents and caregivers.

In 1968, my father founded Kaplan School Supply, which soon became Kaplan Early Learning Company, and embodied his vision of providing developmentally appropriate resources that help foster the growth of the whole child - cognitively, physically, and social-emotionally.

Today, 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 curricula, cutting edge assessments, teacher resource materials and valuable professional development opportunities to early childhood and elementary school educators, caregivers and parents around the world.

With average employee tenure exceeding ten years, you will always find warm and knowledgeable individuals ready to serve you from our corporate headquarters in Lewisville, North Carolina. Our campus includes a 350,000 square foot, state-of-the-art distribution center, a 160,000 square foot warehouse, two office buildings. Declared one of the best kept secrets in the Triad, our education megastore, which is open to the public, is great for teachers, home schoolers and parents looking for materials that entertain and educate children.

We welcome your feedback regarding our products and services. Please email your suggestions to info@kaplanco.com. We greatly appreciate it when customers take time to share their input.

Thank you for allowing us to serve your early childhood care and education needs.

Hal Kaplan
President & CEO