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Hatch, Inc. Releases ELL Software for Preschool

Publish Date: Jul 28, 2015

New Shell Squad Adventures - Dual Language software from Hatch® helps young English Language Learners build early literacy and math skills in their home language as they acquire Kindergarten readiness skills in English.

Hatch, Inc., a leading provider of educational technology and classroom materials for early childhood, announces new Shell Squad Adventures - Dual Language software for preschool classrooms. Young English Language Learners (ELL) advance through 18 learning games and earn hidden rewards as they develop early literacy and math skills in Spanish, while at the same time acquiring Kindergarten readiness skills in English.

"This is the only known technology product for early childhood that simultaneously monitors progress while ELL students play, provides data-based insight into their progress in early literacy and math skill development, while maintaining and developing their home language of Spanish," said Ginny Norton, Hatch President.

"We designed Shell Squad Adventures - Dual Language software to give teachers the flexibility to choose the language of instruction that meets each child's needs and their program's requirements," said Susan Gunnewig, Vice President of Hatch Product Development. The translation of the English version of Shell Squad Adventures into Spanish uses directly translated words and authentic photographs, ensuring that the games in each language are equitable. A certified bilingual speech language pathologist recorded the audio to ensure correct pronunciation.

The Dual Language Center in the Hatch Reporting System presents teachers with live reports that show a child's progress in Spanish alongside his progress in English. Teachers can share the reports with parents to demonstrate Kindergarten readiness skill acquisition in English as well as development of their Spanish language skills.

About Hatch®, the Early Learning Experts:

Since 1984, Hatch® has transformed the lives of young children with technology and classroom materials that prepare them with essential skills to succeed in school and beyond. Hatch is the leading provider of turnkey early learning solutions that include everything from interactive hardware to STEM learning materials for young children; and from adaptive, appropriate software to a full selection of classroom supplies. Child-appropriate hardware, research-based content tied to standards and individualized progress monitoring tools combine to create complete classroom solutions that improve fundamental math, literacy and social-emotional skills. For more information, visit

Aimee Fell
Hatch Marketing Manager


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