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Excelligence® Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor and retailer of education products which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and families. Excelligence offers a broad array of products designed for both classroom and home use, enhanced by its extensive proprietary product development program. In addition to its own Colorations® brand of innovative arts & crafts products, Excelligence also offers popular name brands such as Crayola®, Elmer’s® and Fiskars®. The Excelligence multi-channel marketing model includes catalogs, e-commerce websites, and a field sales force. Its distribution capacity, which includes six strategically located warehouses nationwide, enables fast, cost-effective delivery and also custom assembly of prepackaged school supplies, both strong competitive advantages. Excelligence's mission is to support and enrich children's education at school and at home by providing safe, high-quality products and learning resources, at excellent values, and with exceptional service. Excelligence is headquartered in Monterey, CA.

With a focus on preschool and child care programs, Discount School Supply® offers more than 5,000 early childhood education products from over 25 different categories. These categories include Arts & Crafts, Dramatic Play, Active Play, Infant & Toddler, Furniture, Storage & Equipment, Math, Science, Language, and Special Needs, just to name a few. Discount School Supply® provides innovative proprietary products you’ll find nowhere else – including Colorations®, “The Brand Teachers Choose™,” a line of top-quality Arts & Crafts materials; and BioColor® paint, “Creativity in a Bottle.” Discount School Supply also carries popular brands such as Crayola®. Discount School Supply® offers the lowest every day prices backed by a 110% Low Price Guarantee. Four strategically located distribution centers across the country ensure that orders arrive quickly; 96% of the U.S. population is only two UPS delivery days away, and most orders for stocked items ship the same day. Discount School Supply® is proud to offer the widest selection of the best and safest products at the lowest possible prices, with unbeatable customer service. Discount School Supply® was founded in 1985.

Established in the late 1960's, the iconic Environments® brand specializes in designing, manufacturing, and distributing quality educational products and materials specifically for the early childhood learning classroom environment. The Environments® catalog and website offers thousands of products in categories such as Active Play, Infant & Toddler, Dramatic Play, Daily Care Routines, and Room Equipment.

Founded in 1958, Angeles® is one of the most respected names in the early childhood classroom and on the playground. Its wide and ever-growing range of products includes classroom furniture and storage items, cribs, rest mats, strollers as well as items for active play. Angeles is best known for its popular Bye-Bye Buggies®, the classic SilverRider® tricycles, and the world class SpaceLine® cots. The most recent additions to the Angeles family of products are the MyRider® Trikes featuring the unique and innovative Vario Seat™ and the 6-passenger RunAbout®, which features Vista-View seating and easy pivot swivel wheels that” turn on a dime.” Extensive testing and decades of customer feedback and experience have been and will continue to be important contributors to every Angeles product. The Angeles commitment to quality, safety, and durability is evident in its product warranties. In fact, John Thompson, the long-time Angeles craftsman known as “Mr. Good Pedal,” is able to repair any Angeles tricycle purchased in the last 30 years. A member of the Excelligence family of companies since 2007, Angeles will continue to thrive and to earn the trust of early childhood educators worldwide.

Achievement Products® has been providing the finest collection of therapy, exercise and special education products for children with special needs for more than 30 years. Achievement Products offers a wide variety of innovative products across 18 categories including assessment, sensory stimulation and integration, mobility, gross and oral motor development, perceptual development, orthopedics, language and communication, positioning, handwriting, exercise, seating and furniture, pediatric standers, assistive technology, and daily living. Also featured on the Achievement Products website is the “Free Resources” section which includes special needs articles, a variety of activities and a grant database to help educators find funding for special needs programs. In 2011, Achievement Products launched a special assortment showcase called TEEN, offering products perfectly suited to young people whose needs and interests are maturing. Available via the print catalog or online at www.Achievement-Products.com, the Achievement Products family of products appeals to educators, therapists, parents and others within the special needs community. Achievement Products became an Excelligence company in 2007.

Educational Products, Inc. (EPI), founded by a junior high school principal in 1980, is based in Dallas, Texas. EPI has four business channels: prepackaged school supplies, fund raising, apparel and science fair supplies. Its SchoolWrapPacs ™ are packed to comply with supply lists supplied by teachers through their PTOs; there are custom packs for every grade within a school. The packs are built throughout the spring and summer and are delivered in the late summer and early fall to schools throughout the country. EPI’s fund-raising program complements its SchoolWrapPac™ business by selling into the same elementary school market, as do the apparel and science fair products. EPI sells through a national field sales force, and it offers apparel through several catalog mailings annually.

Early Childhood Manufacturers’ Direct (ECMD) offers the largest assortment of early childhood furniture in the marketplace. Its unique catalog allows customers to compare all major manufacturers’ lines by item, showing all chairs together, all tables together, etc. Always 20-55% off suggested retail price, ECMD is the most economical, convenient, innovative showcase for early childhood furniture and equipment. Products are shipped direct from manufacturers. ECMD was acquired by Excelligence in 2003 and is based in Monterey, California.

Earlychildhood NEWS has served educators for over 20 years. Published exclusively online since 2006, it is a respected resource for teachers and parents of children from birth to age eight. EarlychildhoodNEWS offers articles on developmentally appropriate practices and activities, children’s health, safety and behavior. It hosts professional discussion boards and also publishes NEWSlink, a monthly e-newsletter for teachers, providing links to relevant current news stories as well as activity ideas, featured crafts and recipes, advice from early childhood experts, industry job postings and more.

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