Hatch, Inc. Releases ELL Software for Preschool

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hatch,
Inc.,
a leading provider of educational technology and classroom
materials for early childhood, announces new Shell
Squad Adventures – Dual Language software
for preschool classrooms.
Young English Language Learners (ELL) advance through 18 learning
games
and earn hidden rewards as they develop early literacy and
math skills in Spanish, while at the same time acquiring Kindergarten
readiness skills in English.


“This is the only known technology product for early childhood that
simultaneously monitors progress while ELL students play, provides
data-based insight into their progress in early literacy and math skill
development, while maintaining and developing their home language of
Spanish,” said Ginny Norton, Hatch President.

“We designed Shell Squad Adventures – Dual Language software to give
teachers the flexibility to choose the language of instruction that
meets each child’s needs and their program’s requirements,” said Susan
Gunnewig, Vice President of Hatch Product Development. The translation
of the English version of Shell
Squad Adventures
into Spanish uses directly translated words and
authentic photographs, ensuring that the games in each language are
equitable. A certified bilingual speech language pathologist recorded
the audio to ensure correct pronunciation.

The Dual Language Center in the Hatch Reporting System presents teachers
with live reports
that show a child’s progress in Spanish alongside his progress in
English. Teachers can share the reports with parents to demonstrate
Kindergarten readiness skill acquisition in English as well as
development of their Spanish language skills.

To learn more about Shell Squad Adventures – Dual Language visit HatchEarlyLearning.com/Dual-Language.
For more about Hatch, visit HatchEarlyLearning.com,
call 800.624.7968, follow the Hatch
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About Hatch®, the Early Learning Experts:

Since 1984, Hatch®
has transformed the lives of young children with technology and
classroom materials that prepare them with essential skills to succeed
in school and beyond. Hatch is the leading provider of turnkey early
learning solutions that include everything from interactive hardware to
STEM learning materials for young children; and from adaptive,
appropriate software to a full selection of classroom supplies.
Child-appropriate hardware, research-based content tied to standards and
individualized progress monitoring tools combine to create complete
classroom solutions that improve fundamental math, literacy and
social-emotional skills. For more information, visit HatchEarlyLearning.com.

Contacts

Hatch Marketing Communications Manager
Kami Periman, 800-624-7968
KPeriman@HatchEarlyLearning.com