Premier Sponsors and Premier Leadership
for Head Start

Lakeshore Learning Materials is a leading developer and retailer of top-quality materials for early childhood education programs, elementary schools and homes nationwide. Since 1954, Lakeshore has offered innovative learning materials distinguished by their quality, educational merit and safety.

Lakeshore Learning’s Kevin Carnes is one of Early Childhood’s most prolific voices.  Not only does Kevin bring to our community a commitment to excellent products supporting high impact programs, he also brings a love and passion for the work we do.  Kevin shares with ease and joy his lifelong personal experience with Head Start.  He is out in front leading change, stimulating innovation and calling each of us to live with purpose.

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Discount School Supply provides a wide variety of products designed to help make early childhood learning fun. From our own innovative and unique collection of exclusive items to your favorite national brands, we have everything you need to support your classroom. Plus, when you shop with us you will experience superior service, free shipping on stock merchandise over $99, and our 110% Low Price Guarantee. Come visit us today and see why Discount School Supply is the premiere one-stop shopping destination for all your early childhood education needs.

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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 curricula, cutting edge assessments, teacher resource materials and valuable professional development opportunities to early childhood and elementary school educators, caregivers and parents around the world.

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Frog Street Pre-K, Threes, Toddler, and Infant Curriculums provide joyful, safe learning environments and seamless continuity between programs. Frog Street promotes community and family engagement by offering an Empowering Families program and the new Home-Based Curriculum for Visiting Teachers.

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The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.

The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.
  • Provide resources to assist our members in compliance and professional development.

Contact Us

2131 Capitol Avenue, Suite 307
Sacramento, CA 95816



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