The Tadpoles Parent app helps you build connections with your child’s teachers and caregivers. Stay connected to the learning that is taking place in your child’s classroom with daily reports, multimedia SEL playlists, engaging activities, and two-way messaging with your child’s teacher.

The Tadpoles Parent app is used by over 2600 programs and 300,000 families to strengthen the connections between school and home.

When a teacher shares a new resource with you, you’ll be notified automatically by your preferred method of communication—email, push notification, or both.

The Tadpoles Parent app allows you to

* seamlessly communicate with your child’s teachers;
* provide daily drop off notes and contactless health screenings;
* receive updates, daily reports, videos, photos, and resources from your child’s teacher that connect to classroom experiences;
* get automatic notifications about new posts by your preferred notification method;
* easily toggle between multiple children;
* facilitate family observations for inclusion in the assessment process whether in-class or remote learning; and
* be assured that all content is private and secure.

What’s New

Version 11.11.15

1. Updated for improved navigation
2. Support for Spanish speaking families
3. At-home activities for families

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
520 Ratings

520 Ratings

johyongil ,

Any QA?

We finally get an app that doesn’t look like Windows 95/mobile but now drops some functionality (ex.: description/caption on pictures and videos no longer display, why are there generic articles and pictures of kids that are not my kid on the splash page?, random drops of database items, etc.). Also why can I not customize what I want to see from the memories tab? Why does it always default and reset to all items. Actually why is there not a separate tab for daily report/notes/non-media items? That would be an appropriate use of the front splash page, not some weird video or unsolicited advice. This app makes me want to stop my own work and redesign a new platform and backend design just so I can have a properly functioning app.

2 stars because while the new UI is cleaner than the old one but it’s no excuse for dropping functions and being an overall inelegant product.

atgarrett ,

2.5 stars- developer suggestions included in review

I love the convenience of this app for daily checkin (we used to manually fill this info out on a sheet of paper at drop off) and ability to keep all my kids daily records in one place (gives me the ability to go back and check sleep habits of my infant etc). HOWEVER it’s buggy and doesn’t always update properly. I usually can close the app and reopen, but this doesn’t always fix the problem.
Ideas for future updates-I would love the “food provided” section to be more user friendly (allow me to select multiple food items at a time or store meals that I often send together. Also I’d like to indicate which meal the food is intended for- for example I’d like yogurt served at “lunch” or as a “snack”. Right now teachers don’t know what food should be served when and just have to guess. Also it would be great if teachers could add reminders to the app that “pop up” for parents when filling out info for the next school day. For example when we are asked to bring in more wipes, that message appears on the daily report, but might be missed or forgotten by tomorrow. I’d like the previous day’s teacher notes to pop up the next day while filling out that days drop of notes. Maybe even with a check box to indicate it was completed. Hope that makes sense!

mom and director ,

Mom and center director.

It seems like most people are complaining about not getting updates all day long, those people are probably the reason the center has decided to NOT give updates ALL DAY LONG! If one small thing got missed or entered late, that parent would be constantly calling and asking why-another great reason parents can’t send messages ALL DAY LONG. The people entering information are taking care of children and teaching! Also, many centers need to approve pictures that go home because of confidentiality and privacy of other families. I like to know pictures of my children aren’t going home with other people if that is my preference and there is someone overseeing that. The only thing I don’t like about the app, it seems like in the last year it has gotten slower, when I enter drop off notes it takes a long time to update and I have multiple children to leave notes about. I also would prefer notes for items needed came through in a push notification rather than getting missed in the daily report.

App Privacy

The developer, Tadpoles LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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