FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: April Locke
HighScope® Educational Research Foundation & Excelligence® Learning Corporation Announce Long-Term Partnership in Early Education
Preeminent preschool curriculum creator HighScope Foundation partners with Excelligence Learning Corporation for new products, exclusive distribution.
YPSILANTI, Michigan and MONTEREY, California (April 3, 2012) – HighScope® Educational Research Foundation, best known for the historic HighScope® Perry Preschool Study—which tracked more than 100 children for 40 years and established that those who had a preschool experience had higher earnings, were more likely to hold a job and were more likely to have graduated from high school than adults who did not have preschool—is partnering with Excelligence® Learning Corporation dba Discount School Supply®. The organizations will work together in a partnership to develop innovative educational products to complement the HighScope® Preschool Curriculum, one of the top early childhood curricula currently in use in preschools around the world.
HighScope’s® new partnership with Excelligence® has two areas of focus. First, HighScope’s® Research and Professional Development departments will work with Excelligence’s® Product Development team to create original products. These products will be available exclusively from HighScope® and Discount School Supply®. The second area of focus is Discount School Supply’s® exclusive role as distributor, along with HighScope® itself, of HighScope® curriculum products in the early childhood market.
Clay Shouse, HighScope® Vice President, comments, “Discount School Supply® has a long reputation for high quality products at reasonable prices. This partnership will provide a convenient way for programs to implement HighScope® and allow them to focus on their goal of high quality programs with positive child outcomes.” Mr. Shouse continues, “We know that with all the demands on preschool programs today, anything we can do to support our Curriculum will help teachers have more time to work with the children.”