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Why Longitudinal Reporting is Critical in Early Education

In the commercial world, data capture, storage and analysis are the backbones of innovation and optimization. Knowing this, w...

Hatch Experts

Apr 8, 2019

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Notes from the Classroom: Coding in Preschool

Xavier is 4-years-old, and he is holding a tiny tile with an arrow on it. We are playing the robot-powered coding game, Matat...

Nancy Kopf

Mar 20, 2019

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The Effect of Teacher Diversity on the Children in their Classrooms

Diversity isn’t taught – it’s experienced. And that experience starts early. Early childhood education teachers are tas...

Ashley McIntyre

Feb 28, 2019

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4 Ways Teachers Can Help Protect Children’s Data

As one high-profile hacking scandal after another is splattered across headlines, it’s natural to be nervous about a child'...

Ashley McIntyre

Feb 5, 2019

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Shining a light on every child - classroom software to unlock a child's full potential

Among the most at-risk are those children who struggle quietly: the ones we don’t immediately notice, the ones whose challe...

Hatch Experts

Feb 1, 2019

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From the Experts: Your Autism Questions Answered

Kay Holman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP from Towson University and Erica Solliday, M.S. and Catherine Walton from Baltimore County Public ...

Kay Holman, Ph.D., Erica Solliday, M.S. and Catherine Walton

Nov 7, 2018

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Looking for the achievement gap? It's sitting on the floor during circle time.

There are only 1,825 days between birth and the first day of kindergarten. What should happen in the first 1,824?

Ashley McIntyre

Sep 25, 2018

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Fred Rogers - An unexpected early pioneer in technology for young children

Children consistently benefit from digital educational tools - we've learned a lot from Mr. Rogers over the years!

Ashley McIntyre

Sep 13, 2018

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Benefits of the NEW WePlaySmart® Video Capture for Child Assessment

Our innovative WePlaySmart® table, the first and only early learning multi-touch table that captures collaborative gameplay,...

Ashley McIntyre

Feb 22, 2018

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Inspire Wonder - Playful Science Learning in the Early Years

Our first webinar of the Spring 2018 season is fast approaching and we are excited to have Beth Wilson, M.S.Ed. Executive Dir...

Hatch Experts Team

Feb 13, 2018

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Soften your classroom’s environment with pieces inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach

The Reggio Emilia approach is an early childhood education philosophy that has inspired educators and children across the wor...

Hatch Experts

Jul 11, 2017

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The Power of Playing Together: Hatch introduces WePlaySmart 3.0

The next generation of collaborative play is here! We have updated our state-of-the-art multi-touch table and created WePlayS...

Hatch Experts Team

Jul 7, 2017

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Increase child engagement with more playing time on WePlaySmart!

Inspired by feedback that we received from customers, Hatch is bringing you a software update for the WePlaySmart Multi-Touch...

Hatch Experts Team

Jun 13, 2017

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Promoting Healthy Social-Emotional Development - Hatch Webinar Recap

We had a great webinar in April about promoting healthy social-emotional development in young children. It was so good that w...

Hatch Experts Team

Jun 8, 2017

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What is developmentally appropriate technology (for early learning classrooms)?

From my perspective, before earning a 'gold star' for being, "developmentally appropriate" technology has to hit several mark...

Jenne Parks

Sep 22, 2016

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Where Do Your Classroom Tablets Stay?

A couple weeks ago, I went on a mission.. a seemingly simple mission; a 'big picture' mission that I hoped would lead me to a...

Jenne Parks

Jun 9, 2016

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New Research Reveals Best Practices for Teaching ELL Students

An Interview with Dr. Catherine Miller, Early Childhood Researcher Dr. Catherine Miller recently completed her doctorate rese...

Hatch Experts Team

Sep 30, 2015

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Lets DO something about our ECE problem!

We've got a problem and the time has come to DO something about it instead of merely talking about it. Our current ECE system...

Ginny Norton

Sep 2, 2015

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Our Early Childhood Education System: Uneven and Unfocused

This year marks the 50th anniversary of when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Head Start Bill into law. The initial progra...

Ginny Norton

Aug 17, 2015

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Physical Literacy: Learn, Move, Achieve

ou are what you believe, and your beliefs are ingrained early. According to psychologist Dr. Abigail Brenner, behaviors are s...

Jenne Parks

Jul 16, 2015

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Best Practices: 13 Ways to Honor Play in Early Childhood Learning Centers

Early Childhood Product & Curriculum Development As a former early childhood teacher, I am passionate about what is best for ...

Jenne Parks

Jun 4, 2015

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"What's REALLY Happening with Technology in Early Childhood Programs" Your Questions Answered!

What a great way to end our Fall 2013 Hatch Experts series! We had a record turnout for "What's REALLY Happening with Techno...

Ginny Norton

Dec 18, 2013

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Can I add If I'm Mad?

If a child doesn't know how to read, swim, multiply or divide, we teach. But what if a child doesn't know how to perceive or ...

Hatch Experts Team

Jun 5, 2013

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The Importance of Teaching Multiculturalism & Diversity

improve positive socialization behaviors among children. The impact of culture on learning and behavior is n...

Jenne Parks

Feb 6, 2012

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