Alive Studios Zoo is an award-winning software developer of supplemental curriculum for early literacy. Their brain-based method of learning creates magical learning experiences that increase student engagement and improve student outcomes. Alive Studios’ interactive programs and mobile applications use a technology called augmented reality (3D without glasses) that allows students to interact with 26 3D virtual zoo animals while building the essential foundations of ELA, Math, STEM, and Social-Emotional growth skills. Their family of products can be used for in-classroom, virtual learning, or at-home instruction for ages 2 to 8.
An award-winning publisher of early childhood resources, Gryphon House helps early educators and parents understand and successfully apply today's theories and strategies of early education. Gryphon House offers books and materials that address all aspects of early childhood education, including all domains of a child's development – social/emotional, intellectual, physical, and language/literacy.
Advocates, enthusiasts, and evangelists for the afterschool movement, ExtendED Notes helps providers create more meaningful, enriching afterschool experiences for children. Formerly known as SchoolAge Notes, ExtendED Notes curates a vast collection of FREE tips, activities, and ideas for afterschool leaders and teachers, delivered to inboxes weekly!.
Kaplan Early Learning Company is a proud partner of the Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC), which helps promote social and emotional development, foster resilience, and build skills for success in school and life in children birth through school-age. Promoting the resilience of adults who care for children is another DCRC goal. The DCRC also develops strength-based assessment and strategy resources for educators, caregivers, and other early child care professionals.
Kaplan Early Learning Company is proud to partner with Nemours BrightStart! to help promote early childhood literacy. Nemours BrightStart! researches, develops, and offers evidence-based tools and resources for targeting young children at risk for reading failure. Effectively instructing children when they first begin their reading journey to ensure long-term reading success is one goal. They also hope to free children from the hindering effects of dyslexia and reading failure.
Kaplan Early Learning Company is proud to be the exclusive distributor of the Quorum online professional development system. Quorum offers over 170 hours of engaging interactive eLearning courses to support early educators in meeting federal and state training requirements, and earning their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Quorum is a product of Quality Assist, an early education company with a thirty-year history. Quality Assist is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is Gold Standard approved by the CDA Council for Professional Recognition.
Teachstone® was founded in 2008 to deliver the Classroom Assessment Scoring System® nationwide and around the globe. Developed through years or research, the CLASS® observation tool measures interactions between teachers and children, which have been shown to drive learning and lifelong achievement. CLASS, adopted as part of the federal Head Start monitoring protocol of 2010, is used to assess the effectiveness of teacher-student interactions. Teachstone's CLASS tool is making a difference in classrooms in 50 countries worldwide.