As the Childcraft 70th birthday year closes, we wanted to thank you, our customers and NAEYC show attendees, for a memorable celebration year. The Childcraft team is grateful for the outpouring of enthusiasm and support that we have seen all year and particularly at the 2016 NAEYC Annual Conference. If you stopped by the Childcraft booth, thank you for including us in your busy schedule… and please take a peek below at our photo gallery. We may have caught a picture of you!
We are especially grateful to Eric Litwin, #1 NY Times best-selling author of the original four Pete the Cat books, The Nut Family, and Groovy Joe series, who was so generous with his time at the NAEYC conference. Long lines of fans patiently waited, in some cases more than 3 hours, for an opportunity to have their picture taken or to chat with Mr. Litwin. No one was turned away. Show attendees also enjoyed his lighthearted music delivered with humor and dance at the Exhibitor Spotlight Session and Hollywood Member Party.
A special thank you as well, to Crayola, who provided two grand prize packages valued at $1000 each. The packages were comprised of developmentally-appropriate products including crayons, paints, brushes, modeling dough, and more. Congratulations to our winners: Debbie Mitchell from Luverne Elementary School in Luverne, MN and Kezia Cook from Cassady Elementary School in Columbus, OH.
Additionally, we were happy to preview our 2017 Childcraft learning materials and furnishings at the NAEYC show. Since 1946, Childcraft has proudly developed innovative, award-winning furnishings and educational products for early childhood classrooms. Look on our website in the weeks ahead for exciting new products for your STEAM area, multi-lingual learning tools, and solutions for children with special needs.