AECEA maintains relationships with a variety of vendors that provide goods or services to licensed child care facilities and their staff. These vendors provide quality products and responsive customer service, often at a discount to AECEA members. AECEA’s vendors help promote private child care in the community and support the association. AECEA members who take advantage of AECEA vendors get the benefit of vendors who are knowledgeable and care about child care. Also, a portion of their purchases or payments benefit the professional association that represents them.

Slater & Associates

Slater & Associates Insurance has been specializing in child care insurance since 1991. They have quickly become of the leading writers of child care insurance in the industry. As an independent insurance agency, Slater & Associates represents multiple insurance companies that specialize in child care coverage.

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Menlo Group

When leasing or purchasing child care real estate you need an experienced and skilled expert in child care commercial real estate to foresee potential threats and pinpoint new opportunities for you and your business. Menlo’s professional approach to tenant representation based on our extensive commercial real estate proficiency helps us carefully consider the market conditions, your child care business needs, and your best negotiating position.

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Lakeshore Learning Materials

Lakeshore is dedicated to creating innovative educational materials that spark young imaginations, instill a sense of wonder and foster a lifelong love of learning. With materials for infants and toddlers through the 6th grade, we help children reach developmental milestones and achieve educational goals—while still having fun!

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Epicurean Foods

Epicurean Foods has distinguished itself as one of the premier specialty food distributors in Arizona and Nevada. Over the past fifty years, our company has grown, becoming a significant food supplier, providing resorts, hotels, restaurants and grocery stores with the products and resources they need to operate successfully.

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US Foods

From the corner diner to the five-star steakhouse, US Foods has helped shape how people eat in America for more than five generations. With a team of more than 25,000people spanning 60 locations nationwide, we serve independent and multi-unit foodservice operations including healthcare, hospitality, government and educational institutions.  Our product lineup spans more than 350,000 items, including our exclusive Chef’s Line brand, and Rykoff Sexton: a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world.

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