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


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Tadpoles
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Year Founded
2010
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@tadpolespro
410 Twitter followers
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Preschool Teacher
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Tadpoles really makes it easy to communicate with parents of their child's school day quickly and efficiently! I can jump on and log information or follow up with school start time concerns or just let them know what they are learning! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

App tends to eat entries at times. It can be unpredictable when it happens but it can negate the flow of ease when you have to stop and relog again. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Keep reporting issues when you can. It can be difficult to find time to do so as a care provider, but it helps them to be aware. I feel like they do pay attention to the User's concerns. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Time saving and able to communicate efficient not just between parents and teachers, but teachers and teachers as well! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enrollment Coordinator
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Fast, effective communication with families. Helps everyone stay on same page. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's not in real time, meaning synchronous. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a fairly effective family communication app for preschool and child care centers.

It does what it says it does. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Helping with effective and efficient family communication. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Tadpoles was an easy software to use . Allowed us to keep track of children’s growth , attach photos and communicate with families Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Was different across devices , often hard to navigate the PC version compared to the app Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Awesome for childcare situations Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Benefit was sharing with families their child’s daily activities in a quick way Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It’s great that I can connect with families with just a few clicks. I could send pictures instantly to show parents beautiful moments that I as a teacher have captured. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes we would need to update the software, but that is to be expected. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

If parents don’t know that children have a tough time being away from them you can record the student have long fun with their friends. This will bring comfort to parents. More families will know about your school because you have an awesome program that is connecting the parents throughout the day. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It was pretty easy to use, with little instruction needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface is not the most impressive. It is very simple, and it can also be a little confusing to edit and enter times for naps or diaper changes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Tadpoles is a great and simple tool that keeps parents informed about their child's day. It will put them at ease knowing exact times that their child's needs are being cared for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Tadpoles is a great way to keep parents informed of their child's activities throughout the day. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I enjoy the opportunity to send pictures and curriculum updates to parents so they can be more involved in what their children are doing. I also like the dashboard that shows when kids will be needing their next diaper change, bottle, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If music is playing in another app, opening tadpoles will often interfere with the music. I also sometimes feel that having to take attention away from children to enter info into tadpoles is a bit of a hassle and could even be a safety hazard. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Enter as much information as you can before children arrive at school to minimize distractions throughout the day. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Helps with organization and teacher parent communication. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Easy to use and easy to learn. The support staff are very supportive with any question you have. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Doesn't have the ability to do advanced scheduling Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Instant connections with parents. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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After School Care Assistant
Education Management
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend tadpoles to anyone in the childcare industry because it makes daily reports so much easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Education Management
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

It’s easy to use and learn and easy to teach other people Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Helps keep track of kids and classrooms Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UT
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It is a convenient software for childcare centers—easy to use and lots of great features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some editing difficulties can be bothersome. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The improvement of communication between the care providers and parents. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

After my child is picked up from daycare, I am able to see a full schedule of her day. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Lack of real-time notifications and ability to communicate directly with the teachers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Tadpoles will be an asset to your school. The product is amazing, and the support is outstanding. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There isn’t really much to dislike, it’s always improving. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Paperless records, easy training for employees, happy parents/customers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have not have a negative experience with this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like how you can easily change the day and items for each child. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I think it is a little bit slow, while picking snacks, for example. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
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! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The app version is always breaking and freezing up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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