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Becker’s School Supplies

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Brigitte Shellenberger
Maryland Sales Representative

1500 Melrose Highway
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Phone: 800-523- 1490

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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 88 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 our retail store in Watchung, NJ.  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 Shellenberger, 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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Discount School Supply

Francine Towbridge ftowbridge@discountschoolsupply.com
2 Lower Ragsdale, Monterey, CA 93940 (240) 252-9836

Famous & Spang Associates

200 W. Bel Air Ave.
Aberdeen, MD 21001
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famous_spang_banner Established in 1909, Famous & Spang Associates is dedicated to providing outstanding coverage for our clients in Harford, Baltimore, Cecil and surrounding counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia.

We are a full service agency offering high quality, personal and business lines of coverage including home, auto, commercial, farm, health and life insurance as well as bonding. Our agents are dedicated to working one-on-one with clients to ensure that they receive the appropriate coverage for their needs.

As a family-owned and operated business, we live and work within the community, allowing us to better understand the evolving needs of our clients. Our agents are extremely knowledgeable and always willing to answer any questions, providing that personal “touch” when you need it most.

If you are looking for a well established, professional, and supportive insurance agency, we are here to help you. Call us today to make an appointment!

Howard County Office of Childrens Services

Debbie Yare dyare@howardcountymd.gov
3300 North Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD. 21043 (410) 313-1940

Kaplan

1310 Lewisville Clemmons Rd
Lewisville, NC 27023
1-800-334-2014
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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 curriculum, cutting edge assessments, teacher resource materials and valuable professional development opportunities to early childhood and elementary school educators, caregivers and parents around the world.

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/
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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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Legal Shield

John Chasko
Mid-Atlantic
jchasko@lshield.net
410-983-9730
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.


 

Life Saving Solutions

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Doug Walker
11720 Clearview Court
Hagerstown, MD 21742
doug@life-savingsolutions.com
877.745.6277

The need for emergency medical training is growing every year and across all industries. Obtaining this training for yourself or your employees can be both expensive and time-consuming. Our goal is to remove both of these concerns and help you obtain your needed certifications in a timely, entertaining, and economical fashion.

Litebrite, LLClightbright

Crystal Ey Educational Director cey@litebritellc.com
1317 Allenby Ct. Bel Air, MD 21014
410-459-9685
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.

myKidzDay

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myKidzday is a child care and pre school daily report parent communication app which allows you to attract millennial moms and dads who are evaluating child care providers. Offering a cool iPhone/iPad/Android app will resonate with these young parents and allow you to convert prospects into paying customers. myKidzDay can significantly improve communication between Child Care Providers and Parents. myKidzDay allows your staff to electronically and securely deliver daily reports, notifications, newsletters, pictures, alerts, reminders, schedules, assessments, observations and other valuable information to parent’s smart phones and email inbox. If you have not yet invested in mobile technology in your center, your staff can easily access all of myKidzDay services via our website. Directors can monitor all parent-teacher communications and access each child’s portfolio from their mobile device.

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

K Neal International Trucks

5000 Tuxedo Road
Landover, MD 20785
Phone: 443-878-3988
Website

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K. Neal International Trucks Incorporated, headquartered in Hyattsville, Maryland is a full service multi-location bus and commercial truck dealership representing the International, Hino, Mitsubishi Fuso, Collins, and IC Bus brands. With locations throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area, the dealership provides new and previously owned sales, service, parts and maintenance for commercial trucks and buses sold under the above mentioned brands. K.Neal International Trucks, Inc. was acquired in 2006 by its current President and CEO, Stephen W. Neal. Prior to 2006, the dealership was formerly known as District International and J. Price International where it had been a mainstay in the community of Prince George’s County, Maryland for over 40 years.

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.

Paramedical Personnel of Maryland (PPM)

343 Granary Road, Ste D
Forest Hill, MD 21050
410-838-8821
Website

paramedical-bannerParamedical Personnel of Maryland’s primary mission is to save lives through high quality safety training for the medical professional and the general public, also, to train excellent instructors and to provide the necessary equipment and supplies to facilitate their effectiveness. Everything else is secondary. Paramedical Personnel of Maryland (PPM) is the largest private safety-training center in the state of Maryland. The owner, Joe Becker, has been teaching CPR with the American Heart Association since 1975. When the American Heart Association introduced the training centers concept Mr. Becker started PPM. Paramedical Personnel of Maryland was incorporated in June 1990 and has continued to grow over the twenty plus years it has been in existence. Today PPM trains over 23,000 students each year in CPR and First Aid throughout the United States as well as abroad with a fully trained compliment of certified instructors. Our instructors train for the American Heart Association, National Safety Council, Health Safety Institute, and Emergency Orthopedic Surgeons. PPM has partnerships with several community colleges as well as state and local government agencies. Our involvement with the community includes teaching members of The Y, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and church groups. In 2005 PPM started a full service storefront providing equipment for CPR/First Aid Instructors as well as uniforms and emergency equipment for fire departments. A recent addition to PPM is our Sewing Division. The Embellishment Department can personalize uniforms and accessories, T-shirts and outerwear. As a courtesy to our clients we can also sew on patches, hem pants and do basic alterations.

Playground Specialists Inc.

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

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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!

Robert-Leslie Publishing

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

investigator_banner The InvestiGator Club® Early Childhood with STEAM for Maryland is a comprehensive, fully-integrated learning system for a full year of instruction.

It is the only state endorsed curriculum fully aligned in every category of the Maryland Framework for 3- to 5-year-old preschool students. While meeting all of the learning standards is essential, we want the preschool years to be inspiring.

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.

The InvestiGator Club includes a variety of research-based products to help you customize your instruction to support the needs of all children in every type of classroom, while nurturing the whole child and laying the foundation for social, emotional, and cognitive growth.

Soccer Shots

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It’s more than soccer!
Soccer Shots is the national leader in youth soccer development for children ages
Soccershots 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.

Wonder Years Portraits

Wonder Years Portraits

Cathy Sippel, Account Manager,  877-874-7214

136 E. Prince Street, Gallatin, TN 37066

www.wonderyearsportraits.com

Wonder Years Portraits – Capturing moments that Shine!  With over 200 years of collective experience, Wonder Years Portraits is a new company comprised of professionals with a long, successful history in children’s photography.  Our team of experts are specialized in every facet of customer service from beginning to end.  Our Portrait Program offers a variety of poses for each child.  We photograph siblings both together and separately to create one portrait package.  The images taken are enhanced and printed by an experienced production team at our in-house, state-of-the-art portrait processing laboratory that is dedicated solely to Early Education photography.  We offer a variety of sales programs and provide all the marketing materials to ensure a smooth and hassle-free photography session.  We would love to partner with you, your staff and families to create the ideal portrait day experience for your Center or School.  Please call us about ways we can customize our services and incentives to meet your center’s needs.  877.874.7214

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