Average Ratings

16 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $25.00/month
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Tadpoles
  • www.frogsquared.com
  • Founded 2010
  • United States

About Childcare

Tadpoles is revolutionizing the childcare and preschool market by helping to streamline operations and parent communication through mobile technology. We work with childcare centers around the world to deliver mobile software solutions designed specifically to support student achievement and parental involvement. Tadpoles helps educators improve communications and engage parents in the learning process by sharing photos, videos, progress reports and other important information everyday.


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Childcare Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Check-in / Check-out
  • Child Care Center
  • Daily Reports
  • Employee Management
  • Food Program Records
  • Home-Based
  • Immunization Records
  • Lesson Plan Management
  • Mailing List Management
  • Menu Planning
  • Online Registration
  • Parent / Child Records
  • Parent Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Photo Gallery
  • Text Messaging
  • Volunteer Management
  • Wait List Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Blank Student Monitors
  • Class Summary
  • Collaboration
  • Gradebook
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Lesson Plan Management
  • Screen Activity Recording
  • Test Building
  • View Student Monitors

Childcare Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Keeps me close to my son and his teachers!

May 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Allows me to stay informed in real time of my child's school day. Easy to use and is not so expensive

Cons: I really have no major complaints about this software. Although it is simple it works very well in my phone.

Overall: It gives me organization and contact with the school life of my son

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Is what they use in my son's daycare

May 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like that it has several interesting features such as sharing photos, videos, and comments with the teachers

Cons: I find it confusing to navigate between the different dates, to read the reports or see the old photos

Overall: When I receive direct notifications to the mail, I find out quickly what is going on with my kid

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Good to feel closer to my son

May 15, 2018
4/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like that we feel closer to the teachers, we see the work and the activities they do each day, we see the photos and we have topics to ask and talk with our son

Cons: Navigability is difficult, going from one day to another or from one month to another is complicated, downloading photos or videos is not always possible, having some kind of feedback to the teachers is not easy.

Overall: Thanks to this we can talk with our son about what he did and learned during the day, this gives us common topics to stimulate his development

A great way to keep see your kids

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love using this because it helps m feel connected in real time with my children and their school. If I am not getting photos, I am getting reminders about upcoming needs.

Cons: The only complaint I have about this software is that it is sometimes difficult to scroll through the screen old photos. It also does not archive photos. So if you want to keep them, you need to screenshot them

Capterra-loader

Pretty darn good.

Apr 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Amount of content that can be stored for each student. I like the daily count and the historical info too.

Cons: Slow communication between tablets and server. Wish that new students populated faster than they do. We add new students, then there is a dupe once system catches up.

Overall: smoother daily operations

Being able to see updates on my child's day is great

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Seeing pictures posted and daily reports on what happens at school is awesome. I am an end user and do not know how inputting data is, but viewing it is made easy with the mobile apps.

Cons: The only real downside that I can see on the user end is the Android app tends to crash or restart when opening it.

Overall: Viewing updates on my child's progress at preschool is a breeze with the Tadpoles app.

Supports + Creates a high level of family connection

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of use for both families and the childcare providers. It is a great tool in allowing teachers to quickly capture, update and share the most important information about a child's day with families.

I LOVE this software. I can now keep track of what my child is doing at all times.

Jan 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love this software because it gives me a live look at what my child is doing at all times. I love te pictures they send you as updates. Make my day every time.

Overall: Monitoring my child's life. This is such a lifesaver and it should cost triple what it does.

I like how simple the app is.

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the dashboard and how easy it is to see what is happening in our building. I also like how we can incorporate pictures. Provides a really good experience for parents.

Cons: I wish there were a few more features with notes and historic information, such as notes, pictures and such from an administrator perspective.

Overall: Parents really like it.

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User Friendly Software

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use and compatible with Teaching Strategies, this is a huge feature for Head Start schools.

Cons: Would love to be able to attach an objective to the photo that are sent to parents. There should also be a mobile app for it!

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Good beginner Childcare software

Dec 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Tadpole allows you to digitally input everything from your students day in the comfort of your own classroom. With something as small as a phone, you can download the app and input their whole day. Everything from diaper changes to feedings and parents absolutely love it. It completely changed how I organized my classroom. We never had any problems uploading anything, which was amazing.

Cons: There are better softwares out on the market right now that allow you to do more with their app. More features so we stopped using Tadpole for this reason. Its a great beginner software, but we out grew it. You can't do as many admin features as other software inn the market.

Overall: Tadpole is great to start usibg if you have never used a software in your classroom before. Definitely helps you stay more organized.

Its okay

Oct 11, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Used this at a previous center as a parent. I prefer life cubby over this but it isn't a bad app anyways

Cons: prefer life cubby but its still a good program to use. I used this at an old preschool my daughter used to attend

Great Tool for Daycare

Feb 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Fantastic add on for our current childcare management system. Gives us real time staffing and enrollment with live reporting in 15 minute increments. Very intuitive! Great feedback from teachers, administrative staff and parents.

Great solutions at my daughter's daycare

Jan 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: As a parent, I really enjoy the ease of use of the Tadpole software. I'm not a user, but receive notifications, emails, and media from the software and let me tell you, it is impressive. Mobile options, easy to understand UI when loaded on web, etc. The output from the software is also very organized and professional looking, thumbs up!

Tadpoles Review

Feb 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Tadpoles provides our parents with a window into their child¿s world at school. I couldn't imagine running our Child Care without Tadpoles. Also, the Tadpoles team is always there, ready to help with any problems and listen to any suggestions.

Love this product!

May 15, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: someone always answers the phone if we have a questions and the system is always adding new features!