WASHINGTON, D.C. and MCHENRY, Ill., Nov. 19, 2013. Follett, one of the largest education solution providers in the United States, has expanded its focus on early childhood products and services through (NAEYC), the leading association representing educators working on behalf of high-quality early childhood education. Follett is a new Platinum Level Year-Round sponsor of NAEYC, the highest level of sponsorship a commercial company can offer to support NAEYC's critical work on behalf of young children and early childhood educators.
"We are thrilled to support NAEYC to help the organization continue offering programs and services to its members and those committed to improving the lives of young children," said Tom Schenck, president and COO, Follett School Solutions. "For more than 135 years, Follett has been helping to improve people's lives by supporting a lifetime continuum of learning and education."
"Every day, we partner with educators around the world to develop creative solutions to help educators face new challenges," Schenck continued. "We are genuinely proud to provide the same support to the early education sector through our collaboration with NAEYC."
As a Platinum Level Year-Round Sponsor, Follett – whose products and services help improve learning for 35 million students in 147 countries – will provide financial, philosophical, and in-kind support for NAEYC's important work, and will distribute NAEYC publications. Particular focus on the new collaboration will be displayed at both NAEYC yearly conferences, including this week's 2013 Annual Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C.
"Follett is a company whose mission and goals are clearly focused on supporting and improving education," said Rhian Evans Allvin, NAEYC's executive director. "They are a key ally to all educators, and their innovative new outreach in early childhood education enriches and strengthens the base from which children become lifetime learners. NAEYC is delighted to welcome Follett as our new Platinum Year-Round sponsor."
NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children, with nearly 70,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.
For more information on Follett, visit FollettLearning.com. For more information on NAEYC, visit www.naeyc.org.
About Follett's PreK-12 Business
Follett (follettlearning.com) is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.
About Follett Corporation
Since 1873, Follett (follett.com) has served as the trusted partner in education for students and educators at all levels of learning. Today Follett delivers physical and digital learning materials, retail services, school content and management systems to more than 70,000 early childhood, primary and secondary schools, and on more than 1,000 college campuses. Headquartered in River Grove, Illinois, Follett is a $2.7 billion privately held company.