Introducing Ignite by Hatch

A dynamic, ongoing assessment solution for students 28 months-age 5. The research-driven adaptive learning platform assesses learning and propels kindergarten readiness through the delivery of 170 sequenced skills that are woven directly into the fabric of Ignite by Hatch.

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Data Collection is the Hardest Part

(and it doesn't have to be)

Ignite provides teachers with real-time student assessment data and documentation, enabling a more robust understanding of every student’s abilities. The adaptive platform enables teachers to collect multiple data points on any given skill, ensuring valid and objective ratings for all students. This accurate, instant data helps you easily differentiate instruction and accelerate kindergarten readiness for all of the children in your program.

Documentation is most critical when there is a change in a student’s abilities and because of the documentation provided by way of each game, teachers will fully understand the successes and regressions of students. This enables them to make informed decisions about their instructional strategies.

"Scaffolding through which the learning platform delivers the games makes Hatch a forerunner in early childhood."

Dr. Susan B. Neuman, Ed.D.

Literacy & Language Professor & Department Chair, NYU

Kindergarten Readiness is the Goal

See how Ignite by Hatch helps you understand where your students are developing, quick and easy differentiated instruction, and accelerate kindergarten readiness for all students in your program.

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Everything we do at Hatch is based on our belief that every child deserves a chance to be successful in life. It all starts with kindergarten readiness. By providing teachers with Ignite by Hatch, you can guarantee they have the resources and time needed to achieve this goal. At Hatch, our proven approach is based on the following Methodology:

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Play and Capture Data

Each week, students engage in 30 minutes of screen-time with research-based, child-facing games, which automatically capture documentation pertaining to each student’s achievements towards kindergarten readiness skills.

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Communicate and Share

Ignite provides teachers with continual progression information, strategies and suggestions regarding instruction, plus reports that enable teachers to share objective feedback during teacher/parent conferences. Updates are also provided for administrators about the status of students in relation to kindergarten readiness.

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Plan and Build

The data provided to teachers on an ongoing basis enables them to effectively differentiate instruction and provide activities that support student progress. This accelerates learning and prepares all students for success in kindergarten and beyond.

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The continuous assessment of skills allows teachers to monitor achievements on an on-going basis to ensure students are progressing at the appropriate rate to meet kindergarten readiness.

Learning Doesn’t Only Happen in the Classroom

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Enhance family engagement by providing real-time data and tools. Ignite by Hatch can be accessed by families, highlighting for parents the standards associated with kindergarten readiness. This transparency helps forge a partnership between classrooms and families. The Family Insight Dashboard encourages meaningful home-to-school connections that raise awareness of learning goals, strategies and progress of children in real time, so teachers and families can build a partnership towards success.

The information families receive about their child’s progress highlights learning milestones and achievements, while promoting a home-to-school partnership. Parents will also receive activities and conversation starters that can be used at home and on-the-go!

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Integration with GOLD® by Teaching Strategies®

Ignite by Hatch is fully integrated with GOLD® by Teaching Strategies®. As children play, data is collected on their progress and automatically sent to GOLD® as documentation in a child’s portfolio. Ignite provides objective and ongoing documentation, accurately scored for 40 of the 75 Objectives and Dimensions in GOLD® by Teaching Strategies®.

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A Complete Solution for Every Classroom

If you need classroom devices, our hardware solutions are built from the ground-up with young children in mind. Built to last, easy and accessible for all types of learners, our tablets and computers are made to withstand the vigorous activity that occurs in an early childhood classroom.

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Touch Computers

An all-in-one computer for preschool with a child-friendly touchscreen, mouse, keyboard and desk. Each complete solution includes child-safe, developmentally appropriate software for children to play. A printer is included for teachers to easily print child progress data. Ignite by Hatch is web-based and can be used on any Windows desktop.

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Classroom Tablets

Equipped with a patented bumper, a metal body and shatterproof Gorilla® Glass, our preschool tablet is ready for the excitement of a preschool classroom. Each complete solution includes child-safe, developmentally appropriate software for children to play. Ignite by Hatch is web-based and can be used on any iOS/Android tablet or smartphone.

Our Team of Experts

Closing the achievement gap is serious business. For that reason, we recruited the best researchers in early childhood to author Ignite by Hatch. Hatch Academic Advisors used their deep research expertise to design each scaffold, review game scripts and play each game to ensure Ignite will prepare students for kindergarten success.

Susan B Newman, Ed.D.

Susan B. Neuman, Ed.D.

Dr. Susan B. Neuman is a specialist in early literacy development. Her research and teaching interests include early childhood policy, curriculum and early reading instruction for children who live in poverty. In her role as the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Neuman established the Early Reading First program, developed the Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program, and was responsible for all activities in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Act.

 Colleen Uscianowski, Ph.D.

Colleen Uscianowski, Ph.D.

Dr. Colleen Uscianowski holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science in Education from Columbia University and a Master’s in Special Education from Hunter College. She is an enthusiastic educator and researcher in the field of early childhood mathematics and special education. Her passions lie in developing and expanding upon innovative solutions aimed at improving the learning outcomes of struggling students.

 Kelly Vaughn, Ph.D.

Kelly Vaughn, Ph.D.

Kelly received her Ph.D. in Developmental, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurosciences from the University of Houston. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Texas Health Science Center’s Children’s Learning Institute. Her research focuses on how the brain supports language development, specifically in children who are learning multiple languages.

 Catherine Miller, Ph.D.

Catherine Miller, Ph.D.

Catherine Miller is a literacy researcher and teacher with a focus on reading comprehension, technology and teacher knowledge. She is currently a teacher educator with a focus on preschool through grade 8 reading and writing instruction at Gavilan College and an Associate at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She has also worked as an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Vermont as a managing editor and instructional designer.

Amelia Swabb, M.A.

Amelia Swabb, M.A.

Amelia Swabb is an educational consultant with over ten years of experience in early childhood curriculum development. She has worked at media and publishing companies such as Sesame Street, Scholastic, as well as various schools in teaching roles. She received her M.A. in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Teachers College at Columbia University and her BA in Psychology from Brown University.

Jennefer Parks

Jennefer Parks

Jennefer is an education, content and product executive with almost 20 years of experience developing content for early childhood teachers and children, executing professional development and implementation of curriculum, and teaching in Title 1 classrooms.

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