|Early School Materials Co.
P.O. Box 727
Lafayette, OR 97127
Early School Materials has been making high quality classroom materials since 1985. We manufacture our products in our small shop in Oregon. We are proud of our ability to provide good jobs to hard-working people in our small town.
Our business strives to be environmentally and socially responsible. We use American hardwoods and nontoxic finishes.
We have a grid-tie solar electric system that generates most of the electricity we use in our shop. We burn our wood scraps in an efficient wood-burning stove to provide heat in the winter.
Most of our products were invented by us, from our whimsical Pom Pom Push to our Maze Tray. Some of our product ideas came from teachers wanting something new and different. These original ideas, combined with old-style joinery, make our materials successful in active classrooms. As new ideas evolve, we will make additions to our line of materials. In 1995, we made significant changes to George Russell-Taffelberg's ingenious Teens and Units Bead Hangers, adding movable number strips and small wooden numeral cards. We respect the original work of others.
Our goal is to support teachers and parents in their important work with young children.
We appreciate your support.