With Ignite, children age 28 months to five years old play interactive games to help build the skills they need to succeed in kindergarten. Ignite’s activities allow children to learn at their own pace, creating an individualized experience for every learner.
Save Time With Automated and Intuitive Assessment
Developed by leading researchers, teachers, and thought leaders in the field of early childhood education, Ignite addresses the assessment challenges teachers face in the classroom every day. Teachers and administrators can easily access progress data to inform and direct classroom instruction and gain an unbiased view of a child’s skill development. This saves educators hours of observational time, giving them more time to teach and differentiate instruction using built-in analysis and non-technology activity suggestions.
Get Automatic Documentation
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®.
Make Home Connections
Providing families with ways to connect to their child’s learning can bolster development. That’s why, in addition to parent-teacher conference reports, Ignite includes a dashboard for parents. Parents can see their child’s progress, images of their work, and even access suggested activities to do at home based on a child’s specific growth opportunities
To ensure the games included in Ignite by Hatch™ are meaningful to teachers, we conducted an independent field study. Read what teachers have to say about how the content and developmental milestones in Ignite’s games accurately measure learning and produce valid documentation and scoring for teachers.
We recruited the best researchers in early childhood to author Ignite by Hatch. Hatch Academic Advisors used their expertise to design each scaffold, review game scripts, and yes, even play each game to ensure Ignite prepares children for kindergarten success.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
Don’t Have Touchscreen Technology in Your Classroom?
Our touch hardware solutions are built from the ground-up with young children in mind. 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.
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 Ignite by Hatch. Ignite by Hatch can be used on iOS/Android tablet or smartphone.
An all-in-one touch computer for Pre-K with a child-friendly touchscreen, mouse, keyboard, and desk. Each complete solution includes Ignite by Hatch. Ignite by Hatch is a mobile app and can be downloaded on appropriate Windows devices.
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