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Resources
The Wisdom of Nature
Out My Back Door
In this 28-page booklet twelve respected educators—
Nancy Rosenow, Elizabeth Goodenough, Rusty Keeler
and others—convey why nature is vital to every child’s
creative, social, and intellectual development.
The Wisdom of Play
How Children Learn to Make Sense of the World
Play is a child’s way to make sense of their world, and is
an essential part of every child’s emotional and physical
well-being. Read what prominent educators such as
David Elkind, Stuart Brown, and Edward Miller have to
say about play in this 28-page booklet.
The Stuff of Childhood
Play Equipment to Support Early Education
How can we choose play equipment that supports our
developmental goals for children? What makes good
playthings? This 24-page booklet offers sound advice
to guide you.
Pre-K Spaces:
Design for a Quality Classroom
Pre-K Spaces
is the room design handbook for 3 to
5-year-old environments. This 28-page booklet walks
you through the 6 easy steps to create a quality
classroom.
Infant and Toddler Spaces
Design for a Quality Classroom
Infant and Toddler Spaces
is the room design booklet
for 0 to 3-year-old environments. Design your own
infant and toddler room with these guidelines for
developmentally appropriate space. 24-pages.
Take advantage of our free staff development tools
for early childhood educators and
administrators. Learn how the classroom environment can best benefit children. Request online at
or phone us at
800-777-4244
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Community Blog
Interesting and thought-provoking postings on the im-
portance of play, classroom design, approaches to early
childhood education, outdoor learning, and much more.
Foundations:
The Value of Unit Block Play
This instructive video beautifully illustrates the value
and importance of unit block play for young children.
It features interviews with childhood educators and
classroom interaction. 30-minute CD. Watch it online
or request a free copy.
Spaces for Children
Spaces for Children takes you on a virtual tour of 8
unique centers, and features interviews with the center
directors. 15-minute CD. Request a free copy.
Utility Cart
Workbench
Grateful thanks to the following centers for
hosting photography sessions:
Mercy Cares for Kids,
Albany NY
MidHudson Regional Early Education Center
at Spackenkill,
Poughkeepsie NY
Woodland Hill Montessori School,
North Greenbush NY
High Meadow School,
Stone Ridge NY
Agri-Business Child Development at Kingston,
Kingston NY
Samaritan-Rensselaer Children’s Center,
Troy NY
Children’s Learning Center,
Kingston NY
Joni & Stanley Tate Early Childhood Center
at Temple Israel Of Greater Miami,
Miami FL
Burton Memorial Child Development Center,
Tavernier FL
Moving supplies? Load the Utility Cart with art equip-
ment, audio/visual materials, file boxes, or baking
ingredients and roll it into your classroom! Add some
totes or baskets for even more organization.
Inside shelf 22" x 28"
Utility Cart
H311
Utility Cart
H312
With 4 shallow totes or baskets
(specify tote color or baskets)
Utility Cart 
H313
With 4 deep totes or baskets
(specify tote color or baskets)
Each shelf holds up to four
totes or baskets or an entire
ream of 18" x 24" paper.
Our sturdy, child-sized workbench provides a stable
work platform just right for your young carpenters.
24" high Workbench
H10
Vise included, top 1¼" thick
Get years of heavy use from
this heavyweight, solid maple
bench.
Industrial
Vise holds
children’s work securely.
Vise only
H11 
Additional vise can be attached
to the opposite corner.
Accessory
Strong casters give you excellent
maneuverability and lock in place
when you’ve arrived.
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