Consortium Publishing

About Us

Many customers like to know about the company and people behind the products they buy. On this page we will tell you a little about Consortium Publishing.


OUR BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY: The objective of our business is to

  • provide a high quality product
  • reliable service for our customers
  • promote the dissemination of information that will help you improve yourself personally and professionally.


ABOUT OUR NAME Consortium Publishing

A consortium is:

  • an association of people (and technology),
  • formed to carry out a particular function,
  • in our case, publishing
  • (in order to promote the dissemination of information that will help you improve yourself personally and professionally).



    1. Thank you, John Michael Carlevale, Jr. for setting an example and providing the impetus to build a web store.

    2. Thank you, authors, for authoring the great books and CDs featured in this web store.

    3. A special appreciation to Georgia Bradley (Houle) Zaborowski, who authored the first book published by us and who had the trust   and faith that we could do it successfully



    Our parent company – Tot-lot Child Care Products – was founded in 1971 to provide products and services to the early childhood 

education professional community. In 1984 a publishing division was established to publish our first book, Learning Centers for Young Children, which remains a featured product in our web store.

    Since its establishment, the publishing division has undergone significant change and growth. It has progressed from a very small portion of the parent company activity to a major component.

    Our initial publications were limited to early childhood education and child development. Since then the scope of our publications has increased significantly and now includes publications in the major subject-matter-content areas. A substantial portion of our publications include college textbooks, laboratory manuals, and professional training manuals and workbooks.

    As publishing diversity increased, a more generic name for our publishing endeavors seemed desirable. Furthermore, some pragmatic business considerations suggested that a separate and distinct publishing entity was preferred and required. With these considerations in mind, Consortium Publishing was founded as a separate company on January 1, 1990.



Our first publication, Learning Centers for Young Children, by Georgia Bradley Houle was published in 1984.


This is the cover of that early childhood education book, which has become a staple for teachers of young children.



This is the cover of the current edition of Learning Centers for Young Children, featured in this web store.