K-5 Curriculum featuring kits in Physical, Life, Earth/Space, and Health Science
The Center for Hands-On Learning is a non-profit (501©3) corporation founded in 1991 by a group of teachers in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. From our start in the back of a classroom to our current 15,000 square foot warehouse, our mission has always been the same – support learning by helping teachers get what they need.
We began making kits to use in our district’s elementary classrooms. All of us knew that science had to be “hands-on” but buying all the additional materials to do that, even when we had purchased "kits", was getting to be too expensive. That’s why we built our own kits that really did have everything in them. Need ice cubes? Ice cube trays in the kit. Need paper towels? In the kit. Need something copied? 30 copies are in the kit.
Our simple idea of giving teachers what they really need and experiments that really work packed in RubberMaid™ bins that never fall apart took off and now we have customers all over the world.