Childcare by Tadpoles 4+

Tadpoles LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 3.3 • 54 Ratings
    • Free



Tadpoles helps childcare directors and teachers manage their young classrooms.
Save time and throw out that paper. Track attendance, naps, meals and potty breaks for an individual or the entire classroom. Instead of writing the same thing on 20 daily reports, enter it once!

Access medical and emergency contact information instantly! Capture observations and incidents electronically for quick and easy recording. Pull up later on our Director's Dashboard.

Parents will love teachers and childcare directors who use Tadpoles Pro—imagine being able to securely share photos and videos of children throughout the day, or even send personalized messages and alerts. Parents with the Tadpoles app will feel more connected than ever, giving them security and peace of mind.

Please note: Childcare by Tadpoles requires a monthly subscription.

What’s New

Version 12.9.16

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Cookiepeanutsugardolbyjack ,

Great idea, poor app design

I love the idea, but the app design is horrible. I have to refresh a thousand times to see if anything is put in by another teacher. It looks like this app came out when the iPhone first came out. If I take a photo on tadpoles, it comes out blurry so I have to take it on my phone then upload later, I can’t upload multiple photos for one child at once so that’s more time wasted. Messaging is never refreshed so i have to close the app multiple times to see a parents message. It’s very laggy and should automatically publish daily sheets to parents when it’s put in. The tadpoles parent app is miles better than this one.

Team toddler ,

Parents love it

I love the idea behind this app and all the families I work with really like it too.

I would have given a 5 star rating but there are a couple of issues I'd like to see improved upon first.

When children age out of a classroom, no matter how many times I change their homeroom in the child profile area,
they revert back to their old homeroom the next day. I've tried doing it on the website as well as the app. I also have a child whose birthday is incorrect and I change that information daily.

I have one other suggestion. If like to see an improvement in the "add photos from album" area. Please introduce a way to select multiple photos to upload for one selected child at once. It would cut my time adding photos to daily sheets in half, at least.

Lastly, the area for observing and evaluations could be better, but I have no specific suggestions on how to do that.

Otherwise, everything about this app is wonderful. It's nice to be able to add photos and videos as observations right away. Parents love the communication and ability to keep them updated during the day. Attendance and name to face have never been easier.

Thanks to the creators.

Staind3525 ,

So much potential! Great App!

This app has everything I need for my daily routine in my pre-k class. It is a little glitchy but I love what it includes. It’s impossible to find everything all in one app and trust me I’ve looked at several. I was desperate to find something that was created by someone who understood what a teacher actually needed and I feel I got that with this app. Thank you developer and please keep improvements coming. This app is by far the best Ive found as far as what it includes and is capable of doing. Great job!!

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

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