Wish List

Diversity is celebrated among Early Childhood Alliance, and our Learning Centers would love to acquire more multicultural materials for our children to explore! You will find those items below, along with miscellaneous materials that will help children in our programs build strong foundations.


Your donation is GREATLY appreciated and will help so much. Thank you!

Indoor/Outdoor Equipment for IMD Early Learning Program

  • Play kitchen set
  • Sensory tables
  • Large magnetic blocks
  • Steppingstones
  • Tricycles

Always Needed

  • Snap bibs
  • White cleaning cloths
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Buttons
  • Beads
  • Wooden knob puzzles, other harder wood puzzles, box puzzles
  • Play food
  • Play dishes (non-colored – mono tone)
  • Play pots/pans – metal
  • Stickers
  • Yarn
  • Watercolors
  • Small plastic totes with lids
  • Small/medium baskets
  • Lamination sheets
  • Goo Gone
  • Paintbrushes (thick handles)
  • Paint cups with lids with holes for the brushes
  • Playdough (individual)
  • Bubbles
  • Books (NOT character books like Disney, Paw Patrol etc) – board, paperback, plastic, chapter
  • Magnatiles

Shopping Elsewhere?

Ship items to our Administrative Office: 516 E Wayne St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Gift Cards

Treasure Basket Materials

Treasure baskets are an exciting and fun way for infants or toddlers to engage in learning. A treasure basket is an open container (such as a box, basket, or large bowl) that contains a collection of natural and household items to play with. The items inside the treasure baskets provide a variety of sensory experiences to hold the child’s attention longer than typical plastic materials.

  • Paint brushes (various sizes and shapes)
  • Scrub, veggie, nail, loofas, tooth brushes (various sizes, shapes, and materials)
  • Hair brushes – adults or baby (various sizes and material), back scratchers
  • Small kitchen utensils (metal, silicone, or wooden)
    • whisks, spoons, ladles, tongs, measuring spoons and cups, strainers, colanders, bowls, rolling pins, biscuit cutter, ice cube trays, scoops for ice, honey spoons, stove top percolator, metal condiment containers, baster, pastry brush
  • Clothes pin (without clasp)
  • Small muffin tins (different materials silicone or metail)
  • Natural items
    • large pinecones, vase filler, cardboard tubes, sponges, corks
  • Wooden Montessori items
    • rings, cups, bowls, eggs, egg cups, baby rattle
  • Boxes: Jewelry, wooden, fabric, different sizes
  • Fabric
    • Lace doilies, silk scarves, ribbon, fleece, cotton, suede, wool, leather, velvet
  • Sound: shaker eggs, maracas
  • Tennis balls, different textures of balls
  • Coasters, plug and chain, tea strainer, tin lids, different sized cups