There are a growing number of child-facing technology solutions designed to enhance children’s learning. Program leaders and teachers have to contend with an overwhelming number of demands upon their time. High quality classroom technology has the ability to alleviate some key pain points and allow for more and better time with children.
Child-facing technology is the most impactful when children play instructional games which are automatically leveled based on an individual child’s skill level. And teachers insight into each child’s development is easy, actionable, and immediate.
Hatch’s technology solution closes the gaps in the learning cycle from assessment (collection and analysis), review and adjustment, to prescribing (instruct) specific content children need to be kindergarten ready.
Children play 30 mins of research-based games each week. As children play, the games are automatically leveled (built-in scaffold) to ensure each child is building core knowledge in a research-based sequence. Automatic and unbiased data is captured and aggregated for use by teachers.
Teachers have immediate access to aggregated data from children playing. The data is immediate and actionable allowing teachers to quickly and easily personalize instruction.
The system analyzes an individual child’s game play and provides non-technology activities to support individualized, small group, and entire classroom instruction. Differentiating instruction based on a child’s skill level and ability has never been easier.
Instructional gains, development insights, and actionable non-technology activities can be automatically shared with parents to strengthen communication and engagement. Program administrators also have access to child and classroom-level data assisting them with the process of identifying improvement areas within their organization.
Practitioners are eager for tools that directly support their ability to deliver high-quality care and instruction by enhancing creativity, problem-solving, inspiration, and collaboration. The highest priority for decision makers is to find products designed to align with curriculum and build core teacher and child skills, support parent communication and engagement, enhance professional learning, and streamline child and staff assessments.
Hatch technology captures child development data as children are playing. Data collection is made easy and objective when it comes from the fingers of children. With data available immediately, educators have the information and support they need to deliver differentiated, personalized learning for every child in their classroom.
“I had a child who needed some extra help and he gravitated toward the Hatch technology and really improved once he started using it. It was the thing he needed to get over the hump and be kindergarten ready.”
Alaina Milnes, PIC Teacher
Teacher, Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette
Ignite by Hatch is fully integrated with GOLD® by Teaching Strategies®. As children play, data is collected on their progress and automatically sent as documentation in a child’s GOLD® portfolio. Ignite provides objective and ongoing documentation, accurately scored for 40 of the 75 items in GOLD®.
Children automatically create more than 260 pieces of documentation through their play!
Many programs have staff with varying levels of comfort and expertise with technology and can be summarized into two distinct personas: “digital natives” and "digital immigrants" - staff who grew up with technology versus staff who did not. Additionally, high rates of teacher turnover means there is constant flux in staff familiar with classroom products.
Hatch understands these challenges are have many Professional Development options to ensure implementation and ongoing training and development are included. From instructor-led, live virtual, and 24/7 online access, Hatch has your program covered.
Old infrastructure and Wi-Fi speed and connectivity affect all levels of tech-enabled service delivery. Outdated infrastructure and hand-me-down hardware from K-12 play a direct role in how technology is used and adopted in the Pre-K classrooms.
Hatch has been providing high quality, durable, hardware/software solutions, designed with children in mind for over 25 years. We have become the trusted classroom technology partner to many early childhood organizations nationwide.
Hatch has computers and tablets that support Ignite by HatchTM. Ignite is an adaptive learning platform for children 28 months to age 5. Each of our tablets and computers come pre-installed with Ignite by Hatch, are built to last, easy-to-use, and accessible for all types of learners. These devices are made to withstand the vigorous activity that occurs in an early childhood classroom.Explore Ignite by Hatch
The TeachSmart interactive display and classroom management software are designed to help teachers manage their busy classroom environment. A child-friendly height and a full years’ worth of scaffolded activities make the TeachSmart system perfect for circle time, small groups, and one-on-one instruction.Explore TeachSmart
WePlaySmart helps preschool students develop social-emotional skills through collaborative play. As students play and have conversations with peers, they are introduced to thousands of unique vocabulary words that increase their language development. Our helpful video capture feature also provides teachers with an unbiased view of children’s interactions.Explore WePlaySmart
Most program decision-makers rely on word of mouth and internet searches to find products and services which support their needs. Many early childhood leaders sometimes struggle to source needed products and know which products best suit their needs.
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