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Hatch Classrooms for Infant, Toddler, Pre-K and Kindergarten Classroom...

Looking to expand your pre-school program, start a new center or just need a refresh? Check out Hatch's expert-designed class...


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CoreFocus - Lesson Planning

Lesson planning made easy! Watch this video to learn how to setup your daily activity plan on the CoreFocus software for the ...


WEBINAR

Authentic Art Experiences in Early Childhood Education

Pablo Picasso's famous quote, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up", should caus...

Air Date: Aug 11, 2014
Presenter: Dawn Braa, M.A

WEBINAR

Autism and Friendships: Peer Mediated Instruction and Intervention

April is Autism awareness month and to raise awareness we are excited to have Hatch Expert Melissa Burkhardt join us for this...

Air Date: Apr 7, 2016
Presenter: Melissa Burkhardt

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Don't miss our short video segments with our latest Hatch Technology p...

In this episode, watch as Hatch President, Ginny Norton discusses with 3-year old Vinny how iStartSmart® produc...

Feb 6, 2017

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TeachSmart® Letter Activity in Spanish for Hatch Intera...

Watch this video to see one of our TeachSmart® Letter Activities for Hatch Interactive Displays and Whiteboard...


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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...

Publish Date: Jun 9, 2016
Author: Jenne Parks

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The Best of STEM for Pre-K from Hatch

Check out the best of STEM for Pre-K from our Hatch Early Learning Experts.


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WePlaySmart® - Finding: Executive Function Skills - Hat...

Watch this video to see one of our WePlaySmart® Finding Activities for the Hatch Mutli-Touch Table in action. ...


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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...

Publish Date: Aug 17, 2015
Author: Ginny Norton

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WePlaySmart® - Taking Turns: Emotional Skills - Hatch M...

Watch this video to see one of our WePlaySmart® Taking Turns Activities for the Hatch Mutli-Touch Table in act...


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TeachSmart® Science Activity for Hatch Interactive Disp...

Watch this video to see one of our TeachSmart® Science Activities for Hatch Interactive Displays and Whiteboar...


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iStartSmart® - Addition Activity in Spanish for Hatch C...

Watch this video to see one of our iStartSmart® Addition Activities for Hatch Tablets and Computers in action....


SUCCESS STORY

Teachers and Students Earn Gold Stars

Nestled in the southern boot of Louisiana, the Montegut School has been educating students for over 100 years. This Title I s...

Jul 31, 2017

VIDEO

CoreFocus - Digital Portfolios

Capturing information on how children are progressing can be difficult, but with the digital portfolio feature on the TeachSm...


WEBINAR

Using Music to Boost Infant and Toddler Development

Join us on November 12th as Hatch teams up with Kindermusik to bring you a free webinar that will detail how and why music an...

Air Date: Oct 15, 2015
Presenter: Betsy Flanagan

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Evaluating Early Childhood Classroom Technology Solutions

Trying to decide which technology solution is right for you? Take a look at this video to help give you the tools to decide o...


VIDEO

Don't Miss our short video segments with our latest Hatch Technology p...

In this episode, watch as Hatch President, Ginny Norton shows how every second of child-game play is captured in our real-tim...

Feb 21, 2017

VIDEO

WePlaySmart® - Connecting: Social and Emotional Skills ...

Watch this video to see one of our WePlaySmart® Connecting Activities for the Hatch Mutli-Touch Table in actio...


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TeachSmart® - Hatch Interactive Displays and Whiteboard...

Watch this video and see our state-of-the-art interactive display and whiteboard in action to learn how this tool is a great ...


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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 ...

Publish Date: Jun 5, 2013
Author: Hatch Experts Team

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Capture Child Gameplay Down to the Second!

At Hatch, we are dedicated to developing thoughtful, innovative solutions so that every child is prepared for success in scho...

Publish Date: Feb 22, 2017
Author: Hatch Experts Team

VIDEO

Hatch Teacher Tablet

The Hatch Teacher Tablet is a turnkey solution designed with teachers in mind. Watch this video to see how it can help teache...


WEBINAR

Using Data to Inform Classroom Instruction Webinar

Discovering new opportunities for learning based upon the information collected on young children's progress often gets lost ...

Air Date: Feb 16, 2016
Presenter: Dr. Cathy Grace

BLOG

Cultivating Creativity for You and Your Classroom

Sanity Saves: Tips for Teachers and Parents The following contains some ideas to help you make the most of life's mundane mom...

Publish Date: May 12, 2016
Author: Hatch Experts Team

WEBINAR

Multicultural Education: Beyond the Classroom

Celebrating multi-cultural education in the early childhood classroom is a desire of most educators. But what does

Air Date: Apr 28, 2015
Presenter: Dot Hill

VIDEO

iStartSmart® - Sorting Activity in Spanish for Hatch Co...

Watch this video to see one of our iStartSmart® Sorting Activities for Hatch Tablets and Computers in action. ...


VIDEO

Children Crash-Test the Patented Hatch Tablet Bumper

Want to know if our Hatch Tablets can survive the everyday classroom? Check out this crash-test from the kids themselves!


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iStartSmart® - Letter Recognition Activity in English f...

Watch this video to see one of our iStartSmart® Letter Recognition Activities for Hatch Tablets and Computers ...


BLOG

What is developmentally appropriate technology (for early learning cla...

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

Publish Date: Sep 22, 2016
Author: Jenne Parks

BLOG

New iStartSmart Elite Software Release

Over the last several years, there has been exponential growth in young children’s access to technology. In November 2016, ...

Publish Date: Sep 26, 2017
Author: Ginny Norton

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Technology that is #1 for 2's and 3's!

Our best-in-class tablets and computers now have age appropriate, research-based content for children starting at age two! Ou...

Publish Date: Mar 23, 2017
Author: Hatch Experts Team

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Soften your classroom’s environment with pieces inspired by the Regg...

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

Publish Date: Jul 11, 2017
Author: Hatch Experts

WEBINAR

Fine Motor Skills...Write Out of the Box!

Join occupational therapist and NAEYC speaker, Marianne Gibbs, for an engaging session on the fine motor development of young...

Air Date: Aug 18, 2015
Presenter: Marianne Gibbs

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TeachSmart® Math Activity for Hatch Interactive Display...

Watch this video to see one of our TeachSmart® Math Activities for Hatch Interactive Displays and Whiteboards ...


BLOG

The Importance of Teaching Multiculturalism & Diversity

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

Publish Date: Feb 6, 2012
Author: Jenne Parks

WEBINAR

STEM Education in Pre-K Webinar

Babies and toddlers doing math and science? That’s right! The roots of early science, technology, engineering and math (STE...

Air Date: Sep 28, 2017
Presenter: Kara Dukakis & Dr. Linda Platas

BLOG

Authentic Art Experiences | Your Questions Answered!

We were thrilled to have Dawn Braa back again for our #HatchExperts webinar series! We had a record number of folks register ...

Publish Date: Sep 30, 2014
Author: Ginny Norton

VIDEO

Kindergarten Readiness - Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks

Learn the mechanics that lead to Kindergarten readiness. Journey with us as we explore our early learner's brain.


SUCCESS STORY

Future Ready Children

Northwest Independent School District is one of the largest school districts in Texas that spans over three different countie...

Jul 31, 2017

WEBINAR

STEM-sational Learning: What to Look for in Early Childhood Programmin...

If you're a children's or youth services librarian or early childhood professional this webinar is for you! In this Hatch Ear...

Air Date: Feb 23, 2015
Presenter: Susan Gunnewig

WEBINAR

Cultivating Creativity for you and your Classroom Webinar

The Cultivating Creativity for you and your Classroom webinar will re-ignite your lesson plans with a collection of meaningfu...

Air Date: Mar 2, 2016
Presenter: Jenne Parks

WEBINAR

Autism in Early Childhood: Evidence-Based Practices for an Inclusive C...

In this presentation the most common learning characteristics of children on the autism spectrum will be discussed. Evidence-...

Air Date: Mar 10, 2015
Presenter: Melissa Burkhardt

BLOG

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...

Publish Date: Sep 30, 2015
Author: Hatch Experts Team

BLOG

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...

Publish Date: Sep 2, 2015
Author: Ginny Norton

WEBINAR

Promoting Healthy Social-Emotional Development in Young Children
...

Children are born with the need and desire to connect with those around them. When teachers and providers establish positive ...

Air Date: Apr 20, 2017
Presenter: Kara Dukakis and Nicole Kreller

WEBINAR

STEM in Early Childhood Education Round Table

Join us for a rousing discussion of policy, implementation, challenges and success from our panelists as they discuss their o...

Air Date: Jan 21, 2014
Presenter: Jenne Parks, Laura Johnson, Lilla Dale McManis, MEd, PhD

BLOG

"What's REALLY Happening with Technology in Early Childhood Programs" ...

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

Publish Date: Dec 18, 2013
Author: Ginny Norton

WEBINAR

An Introduction to HatchSync powered by GOLD®

Hatch Early Learning and Teaching Strategies have partnered together to create HatchSync powered by GOLD®,...

Air Date: Apr 12, 2016
Presenter: Sarah Zona and Jennifer Mosley

VIDEO

iStartSmart® - Dual Language Activity Selection for Hat...

Our iStartSmart® Elite Software comes with a Dual Language Activity feature. Teachers can choose All English, ...


SUCCESS STORY

Success in Special Ed: Mercer County

Hatch Technology is helping special education students and teachers achieve success in a West Virginia School District nestle...


BLOG

Autism in Early Childhood | April Webinar Sneak Peak

In celebration of Autism Awareness month, Hatch has teamed up with Melissa K. Burkhardt, M.S. Ed., BCBA to bring you our thir...

Publish Date: Apr 3, 2015
Author: Ginny Norton

BLOG

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...

Publish Date: Jun 8, 2017
Author: Hatch Experts Team

VIDEO

WePlaySmart® - Uncover Executive Function - Hatch Multi...

Watch this video to see one of our WePlaySmart® Uncover Executive Function Activities for the Hatch Mutli-Touc...


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Building Social-Emotional Skills in the Classroom

Building Social Emotional Skills in the classroom using WePlaySmart.

Upload Date: Jan 27, 2017

BLOG

Hatch Now Supports Windows 10!

We at Hatch wanted to let everyone know that we now support Windows 10. For those who like to do it yourself, we have a step ...

Publish Date: Jul 8, 2016
Author: Chris Simmons

VIDEO

iStartSmart® - Child-Safe Environment for Hatch Compute...

Watch this video detailing our child-safe environment on our iStartSmart® software.


SUCCESS STORY

Changing Head Start: Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Head Start recently had their triennial on-site monitoring review from the Department of Heal...


SUCCESS STORY

The Key to Dual Language Instruction

Located in the southern tip of Texas, Brownsville ISD is the largest school district in the Rio Grande Valley and serves near...

Jul 31, 2017

VIDEO

WePlaySmart® - Sorting: Social Competence - Hatch Multi...

Watch this video to see one of our WePlaySmart® Sorting Activities for the Hatch Mutli-Touch Table in action. ...


VIDEO

iStartSmart® - Letter Recognition Activity in Spanish f...

Watch this video to see one of our iStartSmart® Letter Recognition Activities for Hatch Tablets and Computers ...


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5 Steps to School Readiness

When I listen to people talk about the 21st century classroom I often hear the discussion turn immediately to how to get as ...

Upload Date: Jan 1, 2017

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WePlaySmart® - Hatch Multi-Touch Table

The first and only multi-touch table with content that develops social-emotional skills. Watch and learn about this powerful ...


VIDEO

TeachSmart® Number Activity in Spanish for Hatch Intera...

Watch this video to see one of our TeachSmart® Number Activities for Hatch Interactive Displays and Whiteboard...


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The Vital Guide to Monitoring Child Progress

Learn how you can improve child outcomes in these 5 simple steps for monitoring progress.

Upload Date: Feb 13, 2017

SUCCESS STORY

An Early Advantage

Kiddie Academy has been a leader in early childhood education for over 30 years.

Aug 28, 2017

BLOG

Key Findings From The National Early Literacy Panel Report

The final National Early Literacy Panel (NELP) report, "Developing Early Literacy" was released last week in Washington D.C. ...

Publish Date: Jan 13, 2009
Author: Hatch Experts Team

WEBINAR

Best Practices for Integrating Technology in the Classroom

We will discuss proper care for technology in your classroom. We will also be sharing the appropriateness of technology in th...

Air Date: Aug 17, 2017
Presenter: Joan Baker

VIDEO

Don't miss our short video segments with our latest Hatch Technology p...

In this episode, watch as Hatch President, Ginny Norton shows how every second of child-game play is captured in our real-tim...

Feb 21, 2017

WEBINAR

School Readiness: Preparing Families

In this webinar, Dr. McManis, President of Early Childhood Research Solutions and Parent in the Know, will explore the underl...

Air Date: Aug 11, 2015
Presenter: Lilla Dale McManis, MEd, PhD

WEBINAR

Using iStartSmart® Elite for Toddlers
How to use ...

Hatch has updated the iStartSmart system and has games available for children 28 months and older to aid them in moving along...

Air Date: Mar 23, 2017
Presenter: Sarah Sweney

VIDEO

TeachSmart® - Literacy Activity for Hatch Interactive D...

Watch this video to see one of our TeachSmart® Literacy Activities for Hatch Interactive Displays and Whiteboa...


WEBINAR

What Educators Need to Know: NAEYC/FRC Position Statement on Young Chi...

This webinar will focus on the key skills and knowledge that educators need to have in order to implement technology in effec...

Air Date: Aug 11, 2014
Presenter: Sue Polojac, Michael Robb Ph.D, Tanya Smith

VIDEO

iStartSmart® - Hatch Tablet and Computer

iStartSmart® is an adaptive learning tool built for non-readers! Watch this video to see exactly how iStartSma...


VIDEO

WePlaySmart® - Connect: Executive Function - Hatch Mult...

Watch this video to see one of our WePlaySmart® Executive Function Activities for the Hatch Mutli-Touch Table ...


WEBINAR

10 Tips for Using Technology in Your Classroom

Research tells us that exposure to technology from an early age contributes to success in education. The use of appropriate t...

Air Date: Oct 13, 2016
Presenter: Sarah Sweney, Jenne Parks

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STEM Activity Guide

Bringing STEM to Pre-K doesn't have to be scary! This guide includes: A note on the importance of STEM in Pre-K, Five, classr...

Upload Date: Jan 11, 2017

VIDEO

iStartSmart® - Sorting Activity in English for Hatch Co...

Watch this video to see one of our iStartSmart® Sorting Activities for Hatch Tablets and Computers in action. ...


WEBINAR

Early Language and Literacy Development for English Learners

In this helpful and informative webinar, Dr. Cardenas-Hagan will present best practices, techniques, and activities for dual ...

Air Date: Sep 21, 2015
Presenter: Dr. Cardenas-Hagan

VIDEO

iStartSmart® Blending Sounds Word Activity in English

Watch this video to see one of our iStartSmart® Blending Sounds Word Activities for Hatch Tablets and Computer...


WEBINAR

How to Align High Quality Pre-K Tech Solutions with Texas Guidelines

Join us for this webinar to learn how to integrate technology into early childhood classrooms as a component of supporting hi...

Air Date: Apr 25, 2017
Presenter: Ginny Norton

SUCCESS STORY

An Age-Appropriate Experience

Located roughly 20 miles north of Pittsburgh, the Kiddie Academy centers of Cranberry Township and Wexford are owned and co-d...

Aug 2, 2017

VIDEO

TeachSmart® Digital Portfolio Example for Hatch Interac...

Watch this video to see one of our TeachSmart® Portfolio Examples for Hatch Interactive Displays and Whiteboar...


BLOG

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

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

Publish Date: Jun 4, 2015
Author: Jenne Parks

BLOG

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...

Publish Date: Jul 16, 2015
Author: Jenne Parks

WEBINAR

60 Activities in 60 Minutes: A Treasure Chest of Teaching Wisdom

This webinar provides its participants the opportunity to spend 60 minutes with Jenne Parks, an experienced

Air Date: Jan 23, 2015
Presenter: Jenne Parks

VIDEO

Hatchables Kit by Hatch Early Learning

Each Hatchables Kit provides step-by-step instructions that enable teachers to implement comprehensive and engaging lessons u...


WEBINAR

School Readiness: Why the "Buzz" and How to Implement It

School readiness has been center stage in recent years in the United States as well as globally. In the U.S. it has shifted f...

Air Date: Aug 11, 2014
Presenter: Sid Gilford, Ed.D

SUCCESS STORY

Working at All Levels: El Campo ISD

It started as a railroad camp called Prairie Switch, but the Mexican cowboys who brought their herds through the town rename...


WEBINAR

Meeting Head Start Performance Standards Using Hatch Technology

Technology provides a path to learning that young learners are eager to follow, and with Hatch's research-based, developmenta...

Air Date: May 31, 2017
Presenter: Ginny Norton, Jenne Parks, Acelero Learning

SUCCESS STORY

Narrowing the Digital Divide: Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) uses 30 iStartSmart Mobile tablets in six pre-kindegarten (Pre-K) classrooms. Collecting data an...


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Evaluating Technology Toolkit

Take a research-based approach to selecting the best technology and apps for children and ensure you're on the right path tod...

Upload Date: Feb 1, 2017

WEBINAR

Family Engagement Through Music

Research emphasizes the developmental benefits and importance of parental engagement in children's learning both at home and ...

Air Date: Jan 21, 2014
Presenter: Lili Levinowitz, Ph.D, Lauren Guilmartin, M.A

WEBINAR

"Plays Nice with Others": How Educators Can Best Support Social Emotio...

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) promotes well-being and school success for children. Join this compelling webinar to learn ab...

Air Date: Apr 25, 2013
Presenter: Katherine Zinsser, PhD

VIDEO

The Hatch Early Learning Story

Hatch Early Learning has been providing innovative solutions for early learners for over 30 years! Learn more about who Hatch...


VIDEO

CoreFocus - Search Activities

Learn how to search for activities that correspond to your criteria for Kindergarten and First Grade using our TeachSmart


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The Definitive Guide to Grant Writing

Is a grant application deadline looming in the horizon? At Hatch, we know that the grant preparation process in general can b...

Upload Date: Feb 16, 2017

BLOG

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...

Publish Date: Jul 7, 2017
Author: Hatch Experts Team

VIDEO

WePlaySmart® - Vote: Emotional Skills - Hatch Multi-Tou...

Watch this video to see one of our WePlaySmart® Voting Activities for the Hatch Mutli-Touch Table in action. T...


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CoreFocus - Custom Content

The "My Content" tab on our TeachSmart® Learning system allows for quick and efficient access to your activitie...


SUCCESS STORY

A Collaborative Effort

Located about 40 miles east of Colorado Springs, Rush, CO is home to the Miami Yoder school district. Rush is a small rural t...

Jul 31, 2017

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Tablets Buyer Guide

A little research goes a long way to make sure tablets and accompanying software fulfill the special requirements of early ...

Upload Date: Feb 22, 2017

VIDEO

iStartSmart® - Addition Activity in English for Hatch C...

Watch this video to see one of our iStartSmart® Math Activities for Hatch Tablets and Computers in action. Thi...


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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...

Publish Date: Jun 13, 2017
Author: Hatch Experts Team

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