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Corporate Champions


Hygiene, Mats, & Uniform Supplies

You’re busy focusing on your business. So the last thing you need to worry about is your lobby being clean, your restrooms being disinfected and your floor mats being replaced. With scheduled service visits, Cintas will help you keep every corner of your facility readyTM — by restocking your restroom supplies and cleaning chemicals, and delivering fresh mats, mops and towels. We even keep you at your professional best with deep-cleaned tile, carpets and restrooms. It all adds up to streamlining your day, saving time and money and impressing your customers.

Click HERE to see more about how Cintas can save you time AND money!

Contact Information: Breann Day @ | (513) 972-4317 

Tree Enterprises

Furnishings: Sheets, Mats, Mattresses and More

Tree Enterprises offers a large variety of high-quality daycare, preschool, and child care furnishings, such as sheets for cots, rest mats and cribs, and flame-resistant curtains and valances. Our high-quality vinyl furnishings, curtains, valances and bibs are made in the USA, and all products meet industry compliance standards. Products include: Bibs, Blankets, Cot Sheets, Custom Changing Table Pads, Nap Dividers, Flame Resistant Curtains, Crib Mattresses & Sheets, Rest Mats & Sheets and much more.

Contact information: Tish Terry @  |  (336) 623-4821

Creative Playscapes 

Playgrounds | Surfacing | Design

Creative Playscapes takes their customers’ needs to heart and finds great pride in helping playground projects go from dreams to reality. From the smallest amenity project to the largest municipal playground, you become a part of their family once they begin the process. Creative Playscapes wants to be your trusted advisor for playgrounds and site amenity areas. With many repeat customers and references to share, they can help you create an inviting, fun, and suitable space for all ages. 

Contact Information: Kurt Karriker | | (704) 589-7455

Carolina Thomas

Bus Sales | Service | Parts | Body Shop

Transporting little passengers is a BIG job! We're here to make your job a lot easier - and safer. That's why we offer the safest name in child care transportation:  Thomas Built Buses. As North Carolina's child care bus leader, we have 14-passenger non-CDL buses ready for delivery. Every one of our buses is backed by full-support, expert service, parts and body shop work. We even offer flexible, affordable financing and lease programs to help you maximize your budget. Carolina Thomas is here to be your trusted partner in child care transportation.

Contact Information: Phil Loflin @ | (880) 440-3492



A proven ally to childcare providers, Shumaker attorney Steve Meckler has over 20 years of experience with licensing disputes in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. Steve’s business-minded approach to his commercial and personal litigation practice ensures that his clients achieve their goals effectively and efficiently. 

Shumaker is a premier provider of legal and legislative services with a team of more than 300 lawyers and advisors, 55 paralegals, and 550 employees.

Contact Information: Steven A. Meckler @ | 704-945-2187

Directors Leadership Solutions

Keynotes, Workshops, and Inspiration for Child Care Owners and Directors Delivered with a Touch of Humor by Vernon H. Mason, Jr. M.Ed.

Topics Include

  • Finding and Keeping Your Happiness: Avoiding BURNOUT
  • Practical Steps to Improve Childhood/Preschool Classroom Management
  • Hiring 101
  • I Just Want Them to Do Their Job!
  • Hiring and Supervising turned upside down!
  • And much more!

Contact Information: Vernon Mason @

Corporate Partners

Early Education Acquisition Specialists

Right Market - Right School - Right Real Estate

EEAS is uniquely qualified to assist Childcare Owners expand through acquisition, or exit through selling. With  50+ years experience in childcare and commercial real estate, the EEAS Team provides the expertise to successfully expand your footprint or exit the business. Utilizing a Target Market Acquisition Process, EEAS focuses on matching-up sellers with serious, committed Buyers with strong financial backing, and matching-up Buyers with committed Sellers whose location is the right market, the right school and the right real estate. Contact EEAS to schedule a no-charge, confidential phone call to discuss your expansion or exit strategy.

Contact Information: Bob Kirschner @ | (678) 294-9336

School Insurance Advisors

Insurance and Risk Management Services

We are your local insurance EXPERTS for Child Care and Private Schools in North Carolina.  A division of Van Popering Insurance, School Insurance Advisors is an independent agency providing Business Insurance, Employee Benefits and Personal Insurance all under one roof. 

Education is our passion!  Our involvement with Child Care facilities and Schools has given us a deep understanding of the unique risks they face and the coverages they need. We make insurance simple by providing insurance packages tailored specifically to your program in addition to our hands-on support and expertise.

Contact: Joe Giocondi @  |  (704) 543-1544 ext. 417

Jackrabbit Care

Childcare Management Software

Jackrabbit Care is an easy-to-use, fully featured, innovative software solution for managing business operations and streamlining processes. Since 2004, the Jackrabbit suite of business management products have provided thousands of children’s development programs a software solution that is reliable, fast and secure – earning it recognition as the ultimate solution for child care center management. To learn more, visit

Contact: Cathy Heinrich @ | 704-895-4034 ext. 1083

Kaplan Early Learning Company

Classroom Learning Products & Solutions

For more than 50 years, Kaplan Early Learning Company has been a champion for play. From our research-based curricula to enriching classroom environments and innovative technology solutions, Kaplan's products and services inspire a lifelong love of learning in children and educators. We are architects of learning environments and defenders of the imagination. We live for inseparable bonds and open minds. We encourage the eager and inspire the inspirers. We transform lives through play.

Contact: Art Guye, Regional Sales Manager @ | 336-926-0272

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