Tadpoles

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Tadpoles is revolutionizing the childcare and preschool market by helping to streamline operations through mobile technology.

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Tadpoles review by Kristin M.
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"Comprehensive Tech for Documenting"

What do you like best?

I love all the features. My favorite is the picture sharing feature that allows you to send pictures while attaching it to a description of your lesson plan with goals. It's a great way to document learning achievements.

What do you dislike?

The only downside is that there are at least 2 or three clicks for every piece of information that you need to input, so it can be time consuming when dealing with large groups of children and submitting individual feedback for each child.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Tadpoles to communicate break schedules, notes about children (such as if they will be absent or if they have allergies), curriculum goals, as well as personal information about the children that are sent to the parents daily.

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Tadpoles review by User in Education Management
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"Great tool"

What do you like best?

Convenience of using one app Or website for many tasks. Combining a communication tool with an electronic database for attendance records, documentation and lesson planning in one app makes it less difficult to juggle these tasks which improves the quality of work. Families love the ability to see updates and photos throughout the day.

What do you dislike?

Parent to teacher communication is limited to notes on daily sheet. No way for families to share photos to teachers. Process of sharing photos and videos could be improved by making it possible to select multiple photos/videos of one child at a time to be uploaded all together. Changes of information in student profiles, such as new homeroom after transition to the next age group, revert back to what they were previously 24hours later. I believe this is because the student profiles are synced to our CMS system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn what software is capable of when used to its potential before implementing it. Give account access to teachers through individual logins. Review activity and proofread entries before approving information to be sent. Utilize it as a way to increase accountability.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Electronic record keeping of children's portfolios make it easier for teachers to save and review development. Thorough and reviewable communication between teachers and families. Attendance records and ability to track head counts.

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Tadpoles review by haley a.
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"Makes daily reports easier."

What do you like best?

I love tadpoles because it makes daily reports so much easier for teachers. It also is quicker since you do not have to write everything in by hand. Its also amazing because you can send parents immediate pictures straight to their email so that they know that their child is safe and happy.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately just like any software tadpoles can occasionally freeze up or need to be updated. It also can be kind of annoying when you have to edit certain information for kids who may have special lunch request or allergies.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend tadpoles to anyone in the childcare industry because it makes daily reports so much easier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I think I have realized that it is beneficial while working at a daycare because it allows everyone to keep proper record of how each child's day went.

Tadpoles review by User in Education Management
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"A great app for ipads"

What do you like best?

I really like how much information the app allows me to provide to the parents I interact with. I can log meals (including the amount they ate), diapers & bathroom use, naps, and I can also send the parents notes. It's quick to use (on newer ipads) and easy to learn. I also really like that I can see a timer for when a student needs a diaper. The timer can be changed as well.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that there isn't a counter for how many kids are asleep. This would be extremely useful for sending teachers to lunch as the ratio changes for sleeping children. I also don't like that there's not an app for android.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I don't have experience with other childcare softwares but I really like this app. It's user friendly and so quick to log information. Another advantage is being able to take pictures directly in the app and send them to the parents.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The app allows the administration to see what teachers are in each room as well as which students and how many. It also allows another form of communication between parents and teachers.

Tadpoles review by Administrator in Internet
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"Amazing, State-of-the-Art Parent Communication "

What do you like best?

Everything! Tadpoles is amazing. Parents get an email every day with their daily activities and pictures of their child, so they can not only feel like they were part of their day, but can also ask them questions to foster parent/child communication.

What do you dislike?

Using this program requires the teacher to have an iPad (or iPod) in their hand that is carried throughout the school. This has led to accidents where teachers have dropped their iPad resulting in expensive repairs or replacement.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Tadpoles will be an asset to your school. The product is amazing, and the support is outstanding.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communication between the school and home has been greatly enhanced, fostering increased positive interactions between parents and staff.

Tadpoles review by User in Education Management
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"Tadpoles "

What do you like best?

Tadpoles is a great software that allows childcare centers to communicate easily with families as well as manage various aspects of the program's day. Attendance, activities and food program tracking is possible with this software. It is very easy to use.

What do you dislike?

I have not have a negative experience with this software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a great system to both communicate with your child care families and manage your staffing tadpoles is a perfect tool!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tadpoles was brought in to help improve communication, attendance tracking and make staffing more effective.

Tadpoles review by Administrator
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"Great customer service, wonderful seamless technology"

What do you like best?

I love the ability to send pictures, track milestones, and keep record of all the daily reports of all of the students at my school

What do you dislike?

There isn’t really much to dislike, it’s always improving.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Paperless records, easy training for employees, happy parents/customers

Tadpoles review by User in Business Supplies and Equipment
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"User Friendly"

What do you like best?

I like how you can easily change the day and items for each child.

What do you dislike?

I think it is a little bit slow, while picking snacks, for example.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to use Tadpoles instead of writing every thing down and copying it. I like the gateway between administration and staff and between staff and parents. It makes things a lot easier for each of the three parties (parents, staff, and administration) involved every day.

Tadpoles review by User in Education Management
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"Tadpoles is very easy yet very tedious "

What do you like best?

Tadpoles is an all in one! I can do my lesson plans, track attendance, track my class, see new enrollments as well as use it as a clock in device!

What do you dislike?

The app version is always breaking and freezing up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It keeps us from having to use all different apps or different papers to do various jobs because it can all be done just using tadpoles.

Tadpoles review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Love this app as a parent and teacher!"

What do you like best?

After my child is picked up from daycare, I am able to see a full schedule of her day.

What do you dislike?

Lack of real-time notifications and ability to communicate directly with the teachers

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There is no question of when she ate last, had a diaper, etc. everything is documented.

Tadpoles review by Administrator in Education Management
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"Tadpoles for the win "

What do you like best?

It’s easy to use and learn and easy to teach other people

What do you dislike?

That teachers can’t send notes back and that we can’t email to just teacher tablets without it emailing parents too.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps keep track of kids and classrooms

Tadpoles review by User in Telecommunications
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"Tadpoles review"

What do you like best?

It is a convenient software for childcare centers—easy to use and lots of great features.

What do you dislike?

Some editing difficulties can be bothersome.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The improvement of communication between the care providers and parents.

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