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iStartSmart Classroom Solutions

Hatch Computers

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.

The Hatch Computer comes with an 21.5" all-in-one touch-screen computer, kid sized mouse and...


OOPS! Proof Hardwaresplat

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

Numeral Recognition

The Hatch Tablet comes with an Android (TM) 4.4 Tablet, stereo head-phones, cleaning kit and a power adapter with USB to 40 pin connector. Our patented Hatch Exclusive Protective HatchGuard 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.

*iStartSmart® Software is also available for iPad. Click here to contact our sales department for more details.

The Hatch Tablet comes with an Android 4.4 Tablet stereo headphones, cleaning kit...


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.

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Children are positively impacted by iStartSmart Elite

Complet Solutions

An Elite Learning Platform for Achieving Kindergarten Readiness

Now available for 2's, 3's, 4's and 5's!

iStartSmart Elite brings you the best in research-based software, and is the most advanced solution for early childhood classrooms. Our technology for children gives annual subscribers a content platform that is designed to help increase teacher/child engagement, enhance individualized learning and improve kindergarten readiness.

iStartSmart Elite Tablets featuring the new Toddler version

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toddler tablet

iStartSmart for 2-3 years

Children 28 months and older can begin learning skill families appropriate for the toddler experience with our hand-crafted technology that's mindful of their developmental ability.

3-5 Year Tablet

iStartSmart for 3-5 years

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 home language of Spanish.


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 present-ed 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 level.


icon Ongoing Updates Made Easy 

Never worry about keeping your software up-to-date, Hatch takes care of that for you. The 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!


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.


Implementation & Training

We are experts in helping educators implement technology in the classroom! That's why our Classroom Integration Consultants (CICs) install the technology in the classroom and ensure that it meets the organization specifications. Teachers and Administrators then take part in onsite training in small groups or even one-on-one! When the CICs leave, educators can take part in our growing bank of online resources.

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