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iStartSmart Classroom Solutions

iStartSmart Elite Learning Platform is available on our iStartSmart tablet and iStartSmart computer. This annual subscription, driven by research and guided by state and national standards, is a content platform full of games and activities to help increase school readiness skills and teacher/child engagement.

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OOPS! Proof Hardware

Our hardware is designed for the bumps, drops, spills and sticky fingers. All of the joys that come with being a young child!

Hatch Computers

Hatch Computer

The Hatch Computer comes with a 21.5" all-in-one touch-screen computer, kid-sized mouse and mouse pad, child-friendly keyboard and a child-sized desk, which allows the child to safely access the technology on their own. This educational technology center also comes with a printer so the teacher can easily print progress data.

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Classpack

Hatch Tablet Class Pack

The Hatch Tablet is made with a metal unibody construction and protected with shatterproof Gorilla glass for stability. It features an Android 7 operating system, stereo headphones, cleaning kit and a power adapter with USB Type-C port for faster charging. The front-facing camera allows children to log in to Shell Squad Adventures with our patented child photo log in. Our patented protective bumper is made of durable, pliable, food grade, anti-microbial silicone and easily cleans up with soap and water. This tablet for kids is ready for spills, drops, boogers and more.

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Ipad App

iPad App

iStartSmart software is also available for the iPad! You can bring the research-based educational content and progress monitoring features you love to your classroom’s iPad. Shell Squad Adventures is an app, available in the iTunes store, created exclusively for children ages 28 months to 5 years old. Call a Hatch Early Learning consultant to learn more about iStartSmart for iPad.

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All in One and Tablets

Fun Educational Games for Children

Incorporating technology in a classroom of early learners can be challenging. That's where we come in!

iStartSmart Elite enables children to work independently; they can access fun, educational and skill-building games while teachers can monitor their progress in REAL TIME.

iStartSmart is designed to grow with your classrooms. Start children playing Shell Squad Adventures as early as 28 months old and allow them to continue to play all the way through our entry level kindergarten games.

ToddlerPre-K

Over

1,700

school districts, private child care centers and Head Start organizations benefit from iStartSmart Elite

Logging More than

6,000,000

game sessions

Over

200,000

Children are positively impacted by iStartSmart Elite

Complete Solutions

An Elite Learning Platform for Achieving Kindergarten Readiness

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iStartSmart for 28 months & up

Children 28 months and older can begin learning skill families (literacy skills, math skills) appropriate for the toddler experience with our hand-crafted technology that’s mindful of their developmental abilities.

3-5 Year Tablet

iStartSmart for 36 months & up

Once a child is 3 years old, they will experience a seamless transition to learning games that continue to build the skills necessary for kindergarten: The level of difficulty grows with the child!

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icon Dual Language Support 

The games in iStartSmart Elite provide an opportunity for English Language Learners (ELL) to acquire English kindergarten readiness skills while maintaining and developing their first language of Spanish.

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icon Instructional Decision Making 

As children play games, progress information is automatically collected and provided to teachers in easy-to-use reports which allow them to efficiently refocus children in different skill areas and develop lesson plants, personalized small group and individualized instruction.

icon Research Based Software 

iStartSmart Elite introduces children to language skills, literacy skills and math skills based on the National Early Literacy Panel and National Research Council Math Reports. This platform uses game-based play presented in a scaffolded, systemic manner.

icon Professional Development for Teachers 

Hatch is a partner in your early childhood education program’s implementation of instructional technology. We offer on-site, online and on-demand Hatch training programs that are designed for all levels of learning.

iconAdministrator Management & Progress Reporting 

iStartSmart Elite features state-of-the-art interactive progress reporting for administrators that make it easy to visualize kindergarten readiness progress at the classroom, site and organization levels.

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icon Ongoing Updates Made Easy 

Never worry about keeping your software up-to-date; Hatch takes care of that for you! The iStartSmart Elite Platform includes ongoing updates and platform management that occur in the background without interrupting child play.


icon Tech Support 

Hatch is a partner in your early childhood education program’s implementation of instructional technology. We offer on-site, online and on-demand Hatch training programs that are designed for all levels of learning.

Connect Classroom
Technology with GOLD®

Hatch Early Learning and Teaching Strategies have partnered together to create HatchSync powered by GOLD®, a simple way to capture documentation through the results of a child's independent play. HatchSync powered by GOLD® is an innovative assessment tool that allows teachers to collect over 2,800 pieces of documentation per year!

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All in One and Tablets
All in One and Tablets

We've Done the Research in
Early Learning Technology

In a research study, children that used iStartSmart statistically scored significantly higher than children in the control group on standard and percentile scores. Additionally, improvement on literacy scores and math scores were significantly correlated to time spent using iStartSmart.

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Implementation & Training

We are experts in helping educators implement technology in the classroom! We ensure that your technology is installed professionally and efficiently from the start, and offer extensive training options to help customers make the most of their investment in our technology. We offer a variety of training options:

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