MarcoPolo Learning and Kindertales have partnered to integrate MarcoPolo’s curriculum-aligned digital content with Kindertales’ childcare management software, securing Canada’s largest early childhood education group, Kids & Company.
The partnership provides over 100 Kids & Company child care centers across Canada and its teachers, administrators, and parents, with access to award-winning, developmentally-appropriate digital content, including more than 1,200 videos, according to a press release.
With this partnership, Kids & Company enters into the digital learning space allowing families to continue learning at home by accessing MarcoPolo’s educational content library through their existing Kindertales app. Parents can easily pick up where the classroom left off, engage with their children, and truly support their learning journey. Parents will receive notifications through the Kindertales platform, so they can view the same lesson their child experienced in the classroom.
Commenting on the partnership, MarcoPolo Learning CEO Justin Hsu said,
This integration of our curriculum-aligned content and resources with childcare management software that both educators and families can access is how we see the future for childcare operators. Everything a teacher does on a daily basis is integrated on one platform to enhance and simplify the classroom experience for teachers. No more looking for unapproved content on YouTube!
The fully integrated technological solution supercharges the school-to-home connection and optimizes classroom learning. According to MarcoPolo, educators can now focus on fostering their classroom’s learning environment and journey with a powerful and efficient all-in-one platform.
Steven Schneider, CEO of Kindertales, said,
Kindertales provides all-in-one childcare management software to support families, teachers, and administrators with the everyday operations of a child care center – from daily communications with families and activity tracking to billing, online registration and more. We’re proud to be a part of this unique partnership that provides teachers and families with access to MarcoPolo Learning’s award-winning content.
Victoria Sopik, CEO of Kids & Company, added,
MarcoPolo Learning will provide our educators with access to digital content and teaching materials that they can share with our children in their classrooms and with our parents via Kindertales—the highly engaging parent communication app we introduced in 2019. This added integration will give our parents an even greater glimpse into their children’s learning and empower a true 360⁰ school-to-home connection. We’re proud to continue to forge new ground in the childcare space to support busy families.
MarcoPolo for Educators is a solution that elevates classroom quality by providing high-quality content for teachers that supports the curriculum taught in centers. The content is available in English, Spanish, and a unique modified version for diverse learners.
Along with the content, MarcoPolo provides educator guides and other teacher resources and training that uniquely provides embedded professional development, especially useful for new teachers and teachers looking to elevate their instruction. This partnership provides developmentally-approved content integrated into Kindertales to put the content at their fingertips so teachers do not have to access any other platform.