Schools continually face dwindling budgets making it more important for them to spend every penny wisely. While a dwindling budget may be a source of stress for administrators and teachers, a school may not sacrifice as much as it thinks. Companies such as Discount School Supply make it possible for schools to minimize budget cuts by saving money on basic supplies and quality teaching materials.
Discount School Supply has been providing materials to schools and teachers through its catalog since 1985.
The regular catalog features more than 500 pages of products and the company also offers multiple catalogs geared toward specific age groups and types of products, such as educational toys and school supplies. Resources geared toward groups such as Head Start, homeschoolers and YMCA programs are also highlighted in special catalogs and by talking with company representatives who know each group's unique needs.
While much of Discount School Supply's focus is on educational materials, the company also offers basic furniture pieces, including chairs, tables, carpets, portable sinks and classroom storage units to help schools fill new classrooms and replace outdated furniture without spending extensive amounts of money. Deals on janitorial supplies, such as brooms, rubber gloves and toilet paper also help schools to cut costs and buy items in bulk to save even more money.
For teachers, Discount School Supply is a resource for finding ways to bring new activities and learning experiences in the classroom. Most of the company's products are designed for preschool and elementary school teachers and students. You will find manipulatives to use for subjects such as math and history to help engage your hands-on and visual learners. Dramatic play toys, including sets of figurines, dress-up clothes and puppets, also help engage those learners by giving you an opportunity to present the content in creative ways. Active play resources give students a chance to let off steam and run around with a selection of balls, play spaces and playground games.
While not officially called teachers, daycare providers and babysitters for infants and toddlers will also benefit from Discount School Supply. Special puzzles and toys are available to help children learn during their early years. Day care providers will also find discounts on items such as changing tables, cribs, strollers, and other necessities for their day care centers.
In addition to catering to those who work with children through its line of products, Discount School Supply caters to schools, Head Start programs and other commercial organizations by offering easy ways to pay for its products. All of these institutions are eligible for a line of credit through Discount School Supply, making it easy to take advantage of special offers and promo codes and fill their classrooms with discounted supplies even if the money is not available right away. The company will also work with educators to develop fundraising campaigns to purchase desired items.