Family of Companies
Founded in 1946, Highlights for Children, Inc., is dedicated to the belief that children are the world’s most important people. Every Highlights product helps children become their best selves and become confident, caring, curious, and creative individuals. With the magazine’s success, Highlights for Children, Inc., expanded to include other companies. From trade-book and textbook publishers to educational seminars for teachers, all members of the Highlights family of companies make a significant contribution to the education of children.
Zaner-Bloser is a premier publisher of research-based handwriting, reading, spelling, writing, and vocabulary programs for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The company strives to create high-quality, dynamic, and appealing educational programs and services that inspire all students to become engaged, literate citizens. Ever able to adapt to the changing educational landscape, Zaner-Bloser Handwriting has been a national institution for several generations and the company continues to grow through the addition of technology products. Founded in 1888 as a college of penmanship, Zaner-Bloser joined the Highlights family of companies in 1972.
SDE is one of America’s leading providers of professional development for educators, pre-K through grade 12. SDE’s conferences, seminars, customized on-site trainings, publications, and on-line learning programs serve teachers throughout their professional development journey by offering the most up-to-date, cutting-edge topics presented by some of the nation’s top authors and educational experts. SDE was founded in 1986 and joined the Highlights family of companies in 1991.
Stenhouse publishes books and videos that help K–12 teachers enhance their professional knowledge and build their students’ skills as readers, writers, and thinkers. All of Stenhouse’s titles, from reading and math comprehension to classroom management, are grounded in a philosophy of education that respects both teacher and learner and are designed to integrate theory, research, and practice in an accessible manner. Stenhouse was founded in 1986 as a member of the Highlights family of companies.
Founded by Highlights in 1990, Boyds Mills Press publishes high-quality picture books, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, science, history, and activity books for children of all ages.