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June 24, 2020

Keep Families Connected and Promote Health & Safety with Tadpoles®


COVID-19 has posed new challenges for early childhood educators. At Teaching Strategies, we are hard at work building solutions to ensure early childhood educators are prepared for the new school year, no matter the back-to-school scenario.

While several existing Tadpoles® benefits play an even more important role in light of the pandemic, we’re also working on enhancements that will address new challenges for this back-to-school season. With Tadpoles®, you can do the following:

Keep Families Connected

  • New two-way communication* enables instant messaging between school and home for families, teachers, and administrators.
  • Share important news and information with all program families in emergencies, or during business as usual, with emails, texts, and emergency alerts to staff and family members.
  • Securely share photos, videos, and up-to-the-minute information with a daily report giving families a glimpse into their child’s routines and activities.
  • Ensure your family members are receiving daily reports with email verification and tracking.

Promote Healthy and Safety

  • Leverage new two-way communication* to facilitate curbside check-in procedures, thereby reducing or eliminating family member entry into the building.
  • Coming soon:
    • Log temperature checks with enhanced daily health tracking.
    • Capture responses and satisfy state, local, and program requirements with health screening questions.

In addition to these critical features of Tadpoles®, we announced our plans last week to build a an even more comprehensive Distance Learning Solution—integrating curriculum, assessment, family engagement, communication, and professional development—that will enable early childhood education programs to

  • prepare for any back-to-school scenario;
  • ensure 24/7 access to curriculum;
  • build powerful family partnerships;
  • set teachers up for success; and
  • integrate formative assessment to assess COVID-19 learning loss.

To learn more about our plans, please take a look at our new datasheets and join us for a webinar later this summer:

 

Introducing Teaching Strategies® Distance Learning Solution Webinars

Breeyn Mack, Vice President, Educational Content
Denis Khazan, Chief Technology Officer

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:00 PM EST
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:00 PM EST
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:00 PM EST
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:00 PM EST
Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:00 PM EST
Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:00 PM EST


* Currently, two-way communication is an opt-in feature; please reach out to hello@tadpoles.com if you would like it enabled.


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