About Us

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In 1996, two Kindergarten teachers and one husband opened Rockville, MD’s first Educational Supply Store dedicated to teachers, parents and the children they teach. They carefully selected materials to support area curriculum and created an environment where customers were encouraged to work with the staff to choose the most appropriate materials for their specific educational needs or concerns.

Over the years, ABC’s & 1-2-3’s has become a name teachers and parents trust to provide quality educational products, honest suggestions and superior service. We have stayed in business because of our wonderful customers and we thank them for their loyalty and patronage.

In our efforts to support our state and local curriculum, we stay well-stocked with materials from all of the major educational supply publishers and manufacturers, in addition to the small suppliers that offer unique products.  At ABC’s & 1-2-3’s, you will find no shortage of practice workbooks, flashcards, visual aids, learning games and manipulatives to fit your classroom or individual child’s needs.  But our inventory also includes hard-to-find items, such as pencil grips (and other items to work those fine motor skills), science fair materials, organizational tools, and so much more!

Our customers find the store easy to navigate, aisles clearly marked by school subject and merchandise arranged by age-group or grade level.  We know the many choices can be a bit overwhelming, so we are happy to work with you to choose materials for your specific educational goals and offer appropriate product suggestions.  We are great listeners!

We welcome you to visit ABC’s & 1-2-3’s and hope to see you soon!

-Lisa, Wendy and Louis



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