Follow up Blog with Dr. Marianne Gibbs


We had an awesome time a few weeks ago with occupational therapist and NAEYC speaker Marianne Gibbs for our September fine motor skills webinar. After the webinar we were overflowing with your questions, so we sat down with Marianne to get some answers! Check out the helpful tips below. How […] Read more »

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 research at the University of California at Berkeley where she explored ways digital technology can successfully support language interventions with English Language Learners (ELL) in pre-K. At Hatch we were excited to learn that […] Read more »

Let’s 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 is a dysfunctional patchwork of programs and services: public policy and private sector engagement, without appropriate accountability. This we have known for decades. Parents remain confused, […] Read more »

Physical Literacy: Learn, Move, Achieve


You are what you believe, and your beliefs are ingrained early. According to psychologist Dr. Abigail Brenner, behaviors are set in place, in fact programmed, very early in life by parents, peers, teachers, and other important figures in a child’s life. Once “hard-wired” within our subconscious mind, these beliefs, behaviors, […] Read more »

A Super Sweet Winner Update


Remember our friends at OVCDC Porterville who won $13,000 worth of Hatch technology and STEM learning kits through Hatch’s Sweet Tech Giveaway? It’s been 4 months since our surprise reveal to their early learners and parents, so I sat down with Family Literacy Coordinator, JJ Rodriguez and teachers Paul Zito […] Read more »