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The iStartSmart Elite tablet is a revolutionary learning platform for early childhood classrooms that focuses on developing 18 core kindergarten readiness skills and four entry-level kindergarten skills essential for school success. The research-based classroom solution features adaptive teaching technology that moves children from emerging to more advanced levels of game play until they reach Kindergarten readiness.
iStartSmart Elite also allows teachers and administrators to monitor each child's progress. Every time children log in, web-based progress data is summarized in easy-to-understand reports that support informed instructional decisions-leading to improved child outcomes.
The iStartSmart Elite annual subscription is designed to deliver an individualized learning experience, along with progress monitoring and unlimited technical support. Available on Hatch tablets for children 28 months and up, iStartSmart Elite was developed by Hatch education experts to provide the early childhood classroom with developmentally appropriate technology that is founded in research and exceeds state and national standards.
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; instructor-led online training sessions, on-demand technology training workshops, 24/7 access to in-depth learning management system courses, on-site implementation training (minimum purchase required) and additional professional development days for your organization to purchase.
Toddler - 28 months and up.
Pre-K - 36 months and up.
Easy and Intuitive Interface
iStartSmart Elite Learning Platform is available on our iStartSmart tablet. 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.
iStartSmart software includes friendly and engaging characters who help children build kindergarten readiness and entry-level kindergarten skills through learning adventures. To restore hidden artifacts to their museum collection, children travel to wondrous worlds where they are challenged to complete learning game levels that gradually increase in difficulty. The adaptive teaching software covers five skill families:
Dual Language Learning
The Dual Language Profile demonstrates a child's advancement in kindergarten readiness in English alongside their progress developing math and literacy skills in Spanish. Teachers can customize software in accordance with a program's guidelines and specific to the needs of each child.
Follow Child Progress
iStartSmart Elite automatically captures and monitors progress data while children play and learn and stores it in the Report Management System (RMS). The RMS provides a dashboard view of each child's progress, turning raw data into easy-to-read printable reports. These reports allow teachers, administrators and parents to make informed decisions about everything from tomorrow's lessons to overarching strategies for each child. Hatch reporting gives administrators insight into how each class is performing, allowing them to follow the progress across an organization.
Tablets feature a series of age-appropriate apps selected from the latest offerings by providers of quality learning games for children, like PBS Kids.
Hatch trainers install our technology in the classroom and provide a comprehensive training during the initial setup. After installation, Hatch offers product warranty options, free lifetime access to online courses, instructional videos and live online training webinars to support ongoing professional development.
Hardware with Heart
Hatch Technology is designed to be a durable and accessible center in the classroom. The tablet bumper protects from drops, bounces, spills, and is easy to clean.
Display: 10.1" LED (1280x800)
Touch: 10-point capacitive touch
CPU: Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 1.3 Ghz
OS: Android 7.0
Dimensions: 10.1" x 6.8" x 0.4"
Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Cameras: 2 MP Front
5 MP Rear
Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Ports: USB Type-C
2-in-1 Audio Jack
Battery: 8000mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Please Note: A wireless internet connection is required to use this product.
Research says - It works!
An empirical research study showed that after six months of regular use, children using iStartSmart scored significantly and statistically higher than those in the control group on standard language/literacy and math tests. To read our WePlaySmart research studies, click here.
WePlaySmart by Hatch activities are based on scientific research and align with national and state standards:
Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework
Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
Individual state preschool standards