About Frog Street Press
Mission Statement: Impacting the future of young children and igniting their academic, social and emotional growth by creating purposeful resources that educators embrace.
Frog Street Press specializes in early childhood educational resources and effective teaching strategies for young children. Privately owned and located in Grapevine, Texas, FSP publishes curriculum and provides décor to classrooms nationwide. FSP is a member of NAEYC, KTOT, IRA, TAASPYC, ASCD and the National School Supply and Equipment Association.
In 1990, five Kindergarten teachers (Linda Reed, Amy Noble, Sheryl Jaggers, Sharon Burnett and Debra Wood) embarked on a journey to start a business based on materials they had created for use in their own classrooms in Crandall, Texas. The business began with selling supplemental materials that taught the alphabet using music (on cassette tapes). This was the first generation of "Sing & Read", a program that has expanded to over 500 products and is widely used in schools across the country today. "Sing & Read" teaches literacy concepts in both English and Spanish and also teaches math concepts in English. A recent addition to the FSP product line is Step Up, a supplemental program designed to uniquely address the needs of the current Pre-K guidelines. These educational products and services continue to help educators provide a foundation for emergent language and literacy. These research-based materials allow children to master the skills needed for success in reading, writing, math and additional curriculum areas. Two of the founders (Sharon Burnett and Amy Noble) are still involved with the Company and play significant roles.
In 2006, Ron Chase joined the company as CEO and continues to lead the company into the future with the same desire to impact the future of young children by providing educators with high quality materials and excellent service.
In 2010, Frog Street Press completed the largest product development project in its history, a comprehensive bilingual program entitled "Frog Street Pre-K". The senior author team of Frog Street Pre-K includes Pam Schiller, PhD, Alma Flor Ada, PhD, F. Isabel Campoy, PhD and Brian Mowry, and includes contributions from many other early childhood experts. This program is now available for purchase and has been approved by the Texas Education Agency for inclusion in the 2011 pre-kindergarten adoption.