Sponsor and Vendor Listing

For the past ten years, this conference has brought together early childhood professionals, parents and educators from around New England.

A key component of our conference are the sponsor and vendor organizations that are available for participants to learn about and network with!    If you have a business or organization that would like to sponsor and/or register for table space at our conference, please visit our sponsor registration and vendor registration pages.

 

Join us at our 11th annual conference!

Below is a list of SOME of the businesses and organizations that are sponsoring and scheduled to exhibit at the conference in April.  As organizations are confirmed, they will continue to be added here.

 


GOLD SPONSORS

  • KONICA MINOLTA
  • WINDSOR POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • WINDSOR RECREATION DEPARTMENT

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SILVER SPONSOR

  • Drumming About You

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BRONZE SPONSOR


WORKSHOP SPONSOR

  • Windsor Youth Commission

VENDORS

  • Usborne Books & More is a children’s books company selling two of the top leading publishers: Usborne Books and Kane Miller. We provide quality, affordable, educational, and imaginative books for children ages birth – high school or adult! With over 1,700 titles to choose from, we have a book for every kid! We have FREE programs that give your family, organization, business, school, or childcare facility FREE books and/or cash. We have a Book Fair, a reading incentive program, a greeting card fundraiser, and a matching grant program. We also have shop-a-tunity shows in homes and on Facebook. Stop by the table to enter to win a free book, shop, and/or receive information. Visit my website w3974.myubam.com to purchase anytime or to get in touch.
  • LuLaRoe is a line of clothing that is comfortable, affordable and stylish. Specializing in women’s and children’s dresses, skirts, tops and of course the famous LEGGINGS! A limited quantity is made of each particular pattern, so each piece is truly one of a kind!
  •  Barefoot Books…Our mission is to Share Stories, Inspire Children and Connect Families!! At Barefoot Books we believe in the power of stories. We make and sell the kinds of stories that bring families and community together. We show parents how to share stories with their children, how to make it matter and how to make it fun!!  We specialize in carefully crafted books and gifts that combine beautiful artwork and captivating storytelling. Our stories capture the imagination, spark curiosity, and instill a respect for the diversity of our world.
  • UltiPlay Parks & Playgrounds, Inc. is a provider of park, playground and fitness related products and services. For over 20 years, we have been involved in the design, construction and maintenance of park and playgrounds throughout the New England region. UltiPlay offers a range of in-house services including CAD-based design and installation and we are involved from conceptual design to long term maintenance of your completed park or fitness project.  Our multi-generational family of products allows us to meet the recreation needs of our youngest children or the active adult population, along with everyone in between.  We look forward to assisting you with your recreation needs.
  • Gesell Institute of Child Development is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to promote the principles of child development as the basis for all decision making about young children. Our work is based on the original work  of Dr. Arnold Gesell (1880-1961).  The Institute has been a leader in understanding how children learn and grow since 1950.
  • Alfibags:  knit and crochet hats; kid’s aprons; knit, fabric & leather purses; and jewelry. Handmade items using reclaimed materials.
  • Park Lane Jewelry:  High quality fashion jewelry to help you sparkle for all occasions, at a fraction of the cost.  A high quality fashion jewelry, direct sales, company for over 60 years, we offer in-home accessorizing shows, one on one appointments, bridal and special occasion accessories.  Plus an unbeatable fundraiser line offering 50% to a NON profit organization.  All our jewelry comes with an unconditional guarantee…love it or exchange for 4 full months; after, just replace for a small handling charge for a life-time.  We have an awesome customer sale…everyone gets to design their own savings with buy 2 get 4 ½ price. Visit my website:  www.myparklane.com/tlemanski and consider having an accessorizing show with your friends.
  • Watkins Products: Health and beauty products including soaps, oils and lotions.
  • Kinderdance: Serving Fairfield, New Haven and Hartford County…Education through Dance, Development, Gymnastics, and Fitness programs blended with numbers, colors, shapes, words and songs for children ages 15 mos-12 yrs. Taught on-site in child care facilities and other viable locations. Taught by Professional, Certified Kinderdance Instructors…Quality Programs… Moderately Priced…Convenient for Parents… For more information call Francine Mira at 1-203-626-1410 or Visit our Website www.kdancect.com.
  • ELLA’S Way: E.L.L.A. (Early Learning Leads to Acceptance) is a comprehensive program that introduces children to diversity, disability, acceptance & inclusion. Picture Books…School Presentations…Special Events…Classroom Sponsorships… Fundraisers   Join our mission of kindness at www.ellasway.com
  • UCONN KIDS: A consortium of research labs at the University of Ct., Storrs, Hartford and Waterbury branches, who study a wide range of topics in child behavior and human development, spanning social, cognitive and language areas.
  • Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski: Jewelry
  • PUREhaven Essentials: is a company whose main mission is to educate people about the harmful ingredients in our everyday personal care and home products, and to provide safe, effective alternatives. PUREhaven products are produced in small batches in-house at their USDA Organic Certified manufacturing facility in Rhode Island. All products are cruelty-free environmentally sustainable, and free of harmful chemicals. The product formulations are based on as many natural, plant-based and certified organic ingredients as possible, and use pure essential oils.
  • Dr. Ronald Shapiro: Participating in a program by Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro is educational as well as entertaining.  It is an experience you won’t forget.  Participants remember more from Dr. Shapiro’s Education By Entertainment programs than from most lectures.  They also find his programs to be more entertaining than most parties.  Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro earned his doctoral degree in psychology with a specialization in designing products, solutions, and services so that they will be easy for people to use. He is also an experienced educator, manager, leader and consultant having worked in large companies and small companies.
  • Voices Against Lyme Disease: Provides education and awareness regarding Lyme Disease and other tick-borne transmitted illnesses.
  • Windsor Police Department: The Windsor Police Department is an organization driven by the needs of the Windsor community and its citizens. We are committed to working together for the common good of the community we serve. We protect the constitutional rights of our citizens by fair and strict enforcement of laws. We have respect and compassion for the dignity of human life. We demonstrate standards of integrity, professionalism and honesty. We are talented, open minded, and compassionate as we work diligently to be leaders in the community we serve.
  • Windsor Recreation Department/Youth Service Bureau: We offer over 1,200 programs and classes annually for all ages and interests. The department is comprised of Recreation Services, Northwest Park and Nature Center, Youth Services Bureau and the Police Athletic League.  We also manage recreation areas such as the Leland P. Wilson Community Center, the Community Center at 330 Windsor Ave., the Windsor Skate Park, Goslee Pool, Welch Pool, Veteran Pool, the Windsor Challenge Course and Archery Range.  Beside our on going programs, we are proud to offer a series of special events and volunteer opportunities. We invite all Windsor residents, surrounding communities and area visitors to explore our all or facilities and programs.   Come out and Play, the benefits are Endless!
  • Infinity Music Therapy Services:  Our mission is to provide high quality music therapy services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, neurological disorders, and health/ wellness needs throughout Connecticut
  • Drumming About You: At interactive DRUMMING ABOUT YOU programs, entire groups get hands-on with an inviting array of drums and world percussion instruments.  Bob Bloom leads everyone to play along with joy-filled rock & roll, boogie, funk, folk, and swing songs that have catchy beats and engaging melodies. Bob’s participatory music is presented at schools, recreation sites, eldercare centers, libraries, museums, healthcare and disabilities facilities, social work agencies, performance venues, and team building retreats.
  • Party Lite: Candles
  • Jessica Addie:  Author of “Reptilla“, a book inspired by bedtime stories that I was told as a child.  The themes are friendship, accepting of differences and not judging a book by its cover, so to speak.
  • Skillastics introduces a variety of physical activities for young children while encouraging creativity, imagination and academic integration in a non-threatening environment.
  • Kimberly Bermani, Norwex Independent Sales Consultant: Norwex makes cleaning products meant to replace harmful chemicals in your home.
  • Fundanoodle is a children’s education readiness program created by pediatric occupational therapists and elementary school educators to help little learners develop the skills needed for success both in and out of the classroom. All of Fundanoodle’s products are designed to eliminate educational obstacles, and are available for a variety of age and skill levels. Everything Fundanoodle sells is created for both left- and right-handed children, including books (spiraled at the top), activities, and paper-only scissors. Fundanoodle makes learning fun for children, and is a favorite of classroom teachers, daycares, occupational therapists, and more! Fundanoodle offers fundraising programs for schools, groups, and organizations to help them raise money while spreading a love of learning. To learn more about Fundanoodle please visit: http://www.myfundanoodle.com/fundanoodlewithemily
  • Horace Mann was Founded by Educators for Educators® in 1945 to provide teachers quality, affordable car insurance. Today, hundreds of thousands of educators count on us to meet their auto, home and life insurance and retirement needs.  Horace Mann is the largest multiline insurance corporation to focus on the retirement planning and insurance needs of the educational community.  We offer special coverage’s designed for educators with lower educator rates and discounts.  Horace Mann partners with DonorsChoose.org, to provide free classroom supplies and sponsor programs to recognize excellence in teaching.  Stop by the Horace Mann booth to meet Michael Stefano and enter to win a Kindle Fire tablet.  ~ michael.stefano@horacemann.com

CONFERENCE PARTNERS

This conference is a collaboration of the following organizations: The Alliance for Bloomfield’s Children, CT Office of Early Childhood, CT After School Network, CT Early Childhood Alliance, CT Family Resource Center Alliance, CT Parent Information and Resource Center, CT Parents as Teachers, CT Parent Power, First Congregational Church Nursery School-Bloomfield, Hartford Association for the Education of Young Children, State Education Resource Center, The SEEDS Network, LLC, The Village for Families and Children, University of Hartford, William Casper Graustein Memorial Fund, Windsor Department of Social Services, Windsor Early Childhood Council, Windsor Family Resource Centers


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