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Allstate Benefits – Koch Insurance Agency

John Koch, Jr
Koch Insurance Agency Inc.

Allstate Insurance Company
8015 Corporate Drive
Suite H
Baltimore, MD 21236

Office 410-931-1400
Fax 410-931-1476
johnkoch@allstate.com
https://jkochinsurance.com

Becker’s School Supplies

Brigitte Reith – Maryland Sales Representative
1500 Melrose Highway
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Phone: 800-523- 1490

ShopBecker.com

Becker’s School Supplies is a full-service supplier of infant, toddler, early childhood, and elementary school educational materials, furnishings, equipment, outdoor play equipment, teacher resources, arts-n- crafts and much more. For over 90 years, Becker’s has provided public and private institutions, schools, and other educational facilities with high quality, developmentally-appropriate products as well as personalized services. Becker’s is known for our experience and knowledgeable sales staff and excellent customer service. Our full product lines are available through a multi-channel distribution – printed catalogs, e-commerce, and sales representatives. We offer full-service turn-key setups for new schools, centers, and classrooms. In addition, Becker’s offers professional development at workshops and conferences regionally and nationally. In the Maryland area, our customers benefit from local Sales Representative Brigitte, who is always happy to lend her expertise and show them how Becker’s can make teachers’ lives easier and their students’ educational experience more vibrant and rewarding.

Brookes Publishing

P.O. Box 10624
Baltimore, MD
21285-0624
1-800-638-3775 Fax: 410-337-8539
www.brookespublishing.com

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Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.

At Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I., a passion for serving others has been the heart of our mission for more than 120 years. With commitment to communities in mind, we also extend our all-lines coverage to human service organizations that embody our mission: Protecting the Greater Good®. By providing daycare centers with customized coverage, specialized expertise and risk control resources, we honor our founders’ desire to support organizations that improve the lives of others and elevate the human condition.

Let us offer peace of mind with a BeSure POLICY REVIEW™ – a free, no obligation, on-site assessment and evaluation of your current insurance policy. Our BeSure POLICY REVIEW™ includes:
• A thorough policy review: We’ll assess not only what your policy covers, but also evaluate specific coverage amounts.
• An on-site assessment: We’ll evaluate your daycare facility and identify vulnerabilities not covered by your current policy.

Contact Richard Dorman at 540.383.1773 or rdorman@churchmutual.com for more information.

DrugNet Enterprises

P.O. Box 1541
Baltimore, MD 21203
(410) 947-6771

http://www.drugfreecharlie.com/about-us.html

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E2 School Photography

E2 School Photography Website

14808 Carriage Mill Road
Woodbine, MD 21797
443-756-9546

Emily and Erica are professional family portrait photographers, located in central Maryland.  They are dedicated to capturing the genuine, authentic child.

Specializing in fine art-style portraits, e² School Photography caters to local school, homeschool, and pre-school communities, by creating a comfortable environment where the children can relax and be themselves, while making the entire process easy for families and school staff.

Focus on Children, Inc.

5025 Addison Road
Chapel Oaks, MD 20743

(301) 772-6882

FOODCO USA

9115 Whiskey Bottom Rd. Suite G
Laurel, MD 20723-1320
Phone Number: 301-497-1990
Website: https://www.foodcousa.com/

 

A Washington DC Metro Area based woman-owned and operated, Certified Small Business. Foodco USA has evolved into a successful multi-dimensional full-line foodservice distributorship and continues to experience growth. We are committed to providing our customers with excellent service, top quality products and competitive pricing.

A family owned second generation company, FoodcoUSA is your complete foodservice resource. We can provide you with high quality service and custom pricing programs. If you would like to discuss some of the competitive advantages that we can offer your operation, please contact us!

Go2s

Go2s offers a free alternative to costly communications platforms and insecure social networks for managing teachers and administrative staff and keeping parents informed and engaged. Now you can streamline messaging via posts, text & email with everyone in your community while coordinating calendars, arranging events, handing sign-ups, storing frequently-used documents, sharing recommendations, and following the news groups & feeds that are relevant to your organization and helpful to families.

www.Go2s.com
2 E. Potomac St.
Brunswick, MD 21716
Alyssa Theodore
Business Development Manager
alyssa.theodore@iyotee.com
929-269-4163

HINGE Brokers

820 South Main Street Suite 203
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 554-4498

Howard County Office of Children’s Services

Debbie Yare
dyare@howardcountymd.gov
9830 Patuxent Woods Dr.
Columbia, MD 21046
(410) 313-1430

Innovations in Education, LLC

Randi Albertsen
410-370-2837
Find us on the web: www.innovationsed.com
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/innovations.in.education/
Download our NEW Mobile App!

At Innovations in Education, LLC, we cater to the needs of individuals. Whether you are a family child care provider, child care center staff, teacher, administrator or parent, our goal is to help you provide the most current information about child development as well as the highest quality services to help you be the best in your field.

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The InvestiGator Club

4147 N. Ravenswood, Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60613
1-773-935-8358

The MSDE Recommended InvestiGator Club curriculums are fully-integrated and provide a comprehensive scope and sequence of experiences and standards-based activities in all areas of children’s development—cognitive, social-emotional, approaches to play and learning, health and physical development, and language and communication.

In The InvestiGator Club, you’ll find fun around every corner! The curriculum provides the guidance and materials teachers need to encourage children to use their innate curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. As the children progress through this engaging, inquiry-based, hands-on curriculum, they build the skills and approaches to learning that will help them succeed in school.

Visit our website at www.investigatorclub.com to learn more!

K Neal Truck and Bus Center

Address: 5000 Tuxedo Road Hyattsville, MD 20781
Phone Number: 443-878-3988
Website: http://knealtbc.com/

K. Neal Truck and Bus Center is a full-service multi-location commercial truck and bus dealership. With four locations throughout the DMV metropolitan area, the dealership serves as a one-stop shop for our clients, providing new and previously owned sales, all-makes parts, as well as best in class service and maintenance.

We are honored to be a Collins Bus distributor for Maryland and the Washington, DC metropolitan area. K. Neal offers complete coverage of all your Child Care bus needs. We have special offers on in-stock MFSAB and school units ready for immediate delivery.

Additionally, K. Neal offers a complete line of bus accessories for all your bus safety needs and to stay in compliance with the DOT laws.

Kaplan Early Learning Company

 

 

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Julie Dobies, M.A.
Territory Manager – DC, DE, MD
Kaplan Early Learning Company
800-334-2014, ext. 5099
Mobile: 443-206-5875
Fax: 336-293-1169
jdobies@kaplanco.com

Find out more about Julie.

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 good 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.

Member Discount
• Use PR Code 34595 at time of ordering
• Minimum order $300 for 15% off and standard free shipping. Standard exclusions apply – visit www.kaplanco.com/exclusions for details.
• Expires 6/30/22

 

 

Keys for Growth

Sheila George
410-652-8450
Find us on the web: https://www.keysforgrowth.com/
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KeysforGrowth/
Email us: sheila@keysforgrowth.com

Keys for Growth is an organization dedicated to supporting early childhood professionals as they work to promote the growth and development of children.

Keys for Growth provides MSDE approved core of knowledge (COK) training for early childhood professionals. We strive to engage and energize our participants with interactive and meaningful trainings filled with relevant and relatable content. We are currently offering virtual trainings to meet the needs of teachers and providers during these unusual times. Keys for Growth also provides coaching and mentoring, CLASS® Observations, and consulting services. Please visit our website, www.keysforgrowth.com or email us at sheila@keysforgrowth.com for more information.

Legal Shield


16350 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. #46894
Tampa, FL 33647
(954) 361-0990

Website

THE LEGALSHIELD DIFFERENCE

For more than 45 years, LegalShield has provided affordable access to a proprietary network of qualified lawyers for the issues faced by families, individuals, and businesses. Each of our provider firms is held to the highest standards and constantly monitored and rewarded for delivering the best customer service. Just one call immediately connects individual, family and business members to a dedicated, state-licensed law firm.

With identity theft, it is not a matter of “if” your employees will be impacted, but “when.” Our industry-leading identity-theft solutions address the needs of employee groups, individuals and families. When your employees’ identities are protected, they have peace of mind and are more productive at work. For this reason, identity theft protection is among a new wave of benefits companies like yours are offering their employees.

WE KNOW SMALL BUSINESS

Government regulations, human resources, cybersecurity, contract review, and a myriad of other legal matters distract you from focusing on your business. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Attorneys can charge $250/hour or more. With LegalShield, you can access timely legal advice without high hourly fees or guesswork, all at an affordable cost. Thousands of small businesses across the United States and Canada use the LegalShield network of experienced law firms to help address the day-to-day legal issues that come with owning a business. In addition, Small Business Plan customers enjoy a 25% discount for matters not covered in the plan.

Ready to learn more? View the video on our Small Business Plans, or use the link below to find a plan that works for your business.


Lakeshore Learning Materials

www.lakeshorelearning.com

Contact info:

Calvin Rice
Email: crice@lakeshorelearning.com
Contact: 800-421-5354 x 7523
Adam Wolff
Email: awolff@lakeshorelearning.com
Contact: 800-421-5354 x 7803

Lakeshore Learning Materials has been outfitting schools and educational programs across the country with innovative products, training and customized materials that span the curriculum. Our top-quality products are created by teachers for teachers to meet state and national standards in early childhood and elementary education. Plus, they reflect the latest research in teaching and child development.

 

LifeCubby

Since 2011, LifeCubby has led the early childhood industry in digital documentation, family communications, and program management.  Used by early childhood classroom teachers in over 2,000 classrooms worldwide, LifeCubby has provided cloud-based software with apps for iOS, Android, and Kindle. LifeCubby is used and approved in all 50 states, and includes the highly acclaimed Vine Assessment™ System. In 2017, LifeCubby partnered with Transax Priority Payments to bring full-service tuition tracking capabilities with credit card/ACH processing functionalities for child care clients everywhere.

Litebrite, LLC

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Crystal Ey Educational Director cey@litebritellc.com
2300 Walnut Springs Court
White Hall, MD 21161
443-360-5044
www.litebritellc.com

Passion, drive and commitment. This is the foundation in which LiteBrite LLC was created. We believe that our educators are amazing men and woman who deserve the best in career development. We bring a love of learning, a high level of professionalism and a vision to change the face of “training” for the adult learner.

Excitement through collaboration, networking and relationship building create the environment where the adult learner can flourish and in turn, make significant impact in the lives of children and families.

In connection with the Maryland State Department of Education, our company strives to always be one step ahead in offering professional development designed to catapult our educators from a “job” to a career.

Maryland STEM Festival

The Maryland STEM Festival is an annual celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics that takes place across the State. The 2018 Festival drew an estimated 35,000 people to over 500 events. Most of these events are free, fun, and family oriented. Many events are geared toward preschool to kindergarten students. Baltimore City and every County in Maryland held at least one event; making this one of the few state-wide Festivals. The mission of the Festival is to encourage all students regardless of age, background, and experience to take a greater interest in STEM with the hope they will pursue a STEM related/focused career. Maryland is one the few states in the Nation to have a state-wide STEM or Science Festival. The 2019 Maryland STEM Festival takes place October 11th through November 10th. For more information on hosting an event or finding an event near you, please visit our website at www.marylandstemfestival.org

Phil Rogofsky, Founder and Executive Director
Maryland STEM Festival
mdstemfest@gmail.com
410-627-1074

MarylandBiz

401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202 1.888.Choose.MD

Website Maryland’s one-stop economic development shop strives to attract new businesses, stimulate private investment, encourage the expansion and retention of existing companies and provide Maryland business with workforce training and financial assistance. The Department markets local products and services at home and abroad.

Montgomery College WD & CE

Nelida Andres nelida.andres@montgomerycollege.edu
51 Mannakee Street (GBTC 420), Rockville, MD 20850 (240) 567-3827

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National Early Childhood Program Accreditation – NECPA

 

 

 

 

The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) was established in 1991 to encourage quality and recognize excellence in early childhood education through national accreditation and credentialing. We pledge to remain focused on the interests of children by promoting benchmarks for high quality standards throughout the early care and education profession. We aim to ensure our approach is practical and focused on our main non-profit mission, delivering a high quality choice in voluntary early childhood program Accreditation and Professional Credentialing. NECPA not only recognizes the need for high quality care in the education for children, but also for our own performance. Contact our team today! Call 855-706-3272 or email necpa@necpa.net, find us online at www.necpa.net.

Novick Childcare Solutions

Novick Childcare Solutions provides all the services food and essentials you need to get the most from your nutrition program and budget. Our passionate team of childcare specialist does the heavy lifting on everything from menu planning and staff training to all the details parents look for in a center, freeing you to focus on what you do best.

Web: novickchildcare.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/novickchildcare/
Instagram: @novickchildcare
Contact: 215.467.1400

O’Donovan Insurance / Day Care Defender

3881 Ten Oaks Road, Suite 2E, Glenelg, MD 21737
Phone: 410-423-4480
Website

When you own or operate a commercial or in-home childcare center, parents give you the responsibility of protecting their most precious assets. But how can you protect your business’s financial assets without daycare insurance? After all, accidents happen. Sometimes, the smallest mistake can lead to a severe or even life-threatening situation – and, one harmful accusation could ruin your entire livelihood. You need to prepare yourself for the worst possible outcome.

Playground Specialists Inc.

11700 Whates Lane
Thurmont, MD 21788
1-800-385-0075
Website

Our name may be a little deceiving. Playground Specialists, Inc. is a full service recreation company that can assist you with all your park and playground needs from design to installation. We offer a variety of products to meet your needs. At Playground Specialists, Inc., we work hard to maintain a strong foundation by building relationships with customers and recreation professionals. Every day we’re working with customers to create the perfect playground. We believe that all kids deserve a safe, fun place to play. That’s why we design our equipment and playgrounds to meet, but to exceed ADA laws. Just as every kid who plays on a playground is different, so are your playground needs. From budget constraints to limited space, Playground Specialists, Inc. and Playworld Systems, Inc. equipment gives you choices to make your playground the most fun it can be!

Soccer Shots

Website

It’s more than soccer!
Soccer Shots is the national leader in youth soccer development for children ages
2 through 8. Our program has been created under the guidance of childhood education specialists, MLS® and USL® professional soccer players, and experienced and licensed soccer coaches. Our innovative lesson plans are developmentally appropriate and tailored specifically to the three distinct age groups we teach. Using these creative and age-appropriate curricula and infusing each lesson plan with enthusiasm and structured activity, Soccer Shots aims to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve.

Benefits

By enrolling your child in Soccer Shots, you can expect the following: 
Increased psychomotor development through fun fitness activities
Introduction to team dynamics
Character formation through life lessons such as honesty, sharing, respect, and positive attitudes
Development of active lifestyle habits
Individual skill development
Coordination, balance, and agility development
No gear needed! All soccer equipment is provided to program participants.

Camilo Beltran, Executive Director
Soccer Shots DC/MD/VA
301-661-5295
Email: cbeltran@soccershots.org

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Treebranch Group LLC

treebranchgroup.com Website SEO and Marketing Services

treebranchhosting.com Website Products and Hosting

 8375 Jumpers Hole Rd

Millersville MD 21108
443-761-7405
Email: marketing@treebranchgroup.com

We provide MSCCA on-going yearly support for Social Media, Website Management and Development, and Marketing Consultation. We have covered the following at their actual events: Social Media Event Management-Coverage, Creative Direction & Photography and post production.

Your website will be translated, installed and reviewed by our Global team that speaks 100% Spanish.
Su página web será traducida, instalada y revisada por nuestro equipo global que habla 100% español.

Brindamos soporte anual continuo para MSCCA en sus redes sociales, gestión y desarrollo de páginas web y consultoría en marketing. Hemos cubierto sus eventos en vivo. También colaboramos en sus eventos de redes sociales, dirección creativa, fotografía, continúo apoyo durante el evento, pre y postproducción.

The Maryland State Child Care Association does not endorse any commercial product, process, child care facility or enterprise, by trade name, service mark, manufacturer, provider with current membership in the MSCCA, or otherwise. Links to other websites and reference to any commercial product or enterprise are provided solely for your convenience, and do not constitute or imply MSCCA endorsement, recommendation or exclusive approval thereof. Accordingly, MSCCA does not endorse or assume responsibility for the content provided by any third-party website to which we are linked. The MSCCA website may contain links to website operated by third parties (“Facebook”, “Twitter”). MSCCA does not have any control over Third-Party Websites, each of which may be governed by its own terms of service and privacy policy. MSCCA does not warrant or endorse your use of any Third-Party Website or the content appearing thereon. By visiting or using the Third-Party Websites available through the MSCCA website you assume all responsibility and liability for all resulting harms, whether to You or to any third party, including without limitation as resulting from Your downloading or use of any content, software of other materials available therefrom.

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