*Please note this App requires that your provider is using Tadpoles at their center or school.*

Watch your children learn and grow in childcare and stay involved while away.

Start your infant or toddler's daily report before you drop them off.

Teachers can share photos, videos, notes and daily reports about your child's development.

Tadpoles Parent app connects with those childcare providers using "Childcare by Tadpoles".

Inspire your childcare provider to send you parent updates and refer them to the "Childcare by Tadpoles" application

What’s New

Version 10.7.23

Increase number of tiles per row
Enhanced messaging capabilities
Sign in with Apple support
Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
330 Ratings

330 Ratings

031185 ,

Lacks Basic Communication Functionality

This app is seriously lacking some basic functionality, specifically parent teacher communication via messaging. The closest thing I can find within this very basic app are ‘Drop Off Notes’. You can send a message but only before your kiddos are checked in. After check-in, drop off notes is no longer available! It’s not the app of choice for communication between teachers and parents throughout the day. I get a photo notification during the day and sometimes a message that is usually some kind of overall center announcement and that is all. I can’t send a message and I don’t see what the kiddos are up to all day until they are checked out. A very lackluster app when compared to other similar apps out there.

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!

akeyes0214 ,

Horrible compared to others

If I could give 0 stars I would! My child was at another daycare that used another app & I loved it so much that when I had to change daycares I made sure they had an app but this one looks the same but I don’t get real time notifications like the other one did. Not knowing how my child is doing throughout the day when I have known constantly every diaper change, feeding, how long the nap was & got to view photos & videos throughout the day of the activities that they all did as a class put me at ease. This instead does nothing for me. It’s useless. I don’t know if any of the information is true or if the teacher just quickly added in the details before the daily report was sent out. Which in the end is making me want to just change daycares completely because I need this reassurance throughout the day. Not just one notification that I dropped off my own child! This is completely pointless & useless!


Tadpoles LLC
73.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese

Age Rating


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