Hatch, Inc. Expands Early Childhood Product Line and Provides Expert Guidance on ARRA Grant Funding

June 25, 2009

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 25 /PRNewswire/ — Hatch(R) (http://www.hatchearlychildhood.com), the national leader in providing developmentally appropriate computers and innovative technology solutions to the early childhood market, released six extensive, scientifically research-based resource documents to aid early childhood programs in applying for American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA) stimulus funding grants. Hatch recently launched a new line of research-driven infant and toddler and proprietary products that enable agencies to meet new, robust federal guidelines for the selection of standards-based products aligned with the latest scientific research.

Hatch developed the ARRA Solution Documents as resources for grantees applying for Early Head Start, Head Start, Early Reading First, Title I IDEA, and Child Care Development Block Grants for Infant & Toddler and Pre-Kindergarten funding. “Excellent customer service at Hatch begins with providing sound research-based support for busy, federally-funded early childhood programs,” stated Susan Gunnewig, Director of Product Development and nationally-recognized early childhood expert. The documents align the new Hatch products with critical early childhood goals required by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and support the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP) research findings.

The new Infant & Toddler product line from Hatch enables programs to make thoughtful, appropriate product choices to ensure they can meet conditions set forth by the DHHS by choosing evidence-based products that promote sustainability, early intervention, pre-literacy and numeracy skills and school readiness. “This new research-based product line for infants and toddlers advances Hatch to the forefront as experts in the field of early childhood education,” stated Ginny Norton, Hatch President. Hatch has developed turnkey Infant, Toddler and Pre-Kindergarten Instant Classroom(R) and technology solutions including the Hatch(R) Computer Learning Center and the TeachSmart Learning System(R), all grounded in current early childhood research and aligned with national and state standards. View videos of these solutions online at http://www.hatchearlychildhood.com.

Hatch(R) believes in supporting educators while developing young minds. Founded in 1982, Hatch is the nation’s leading provider of appropriate technology in early childhood classrooms and markets a full line of early childhood developmentally-appropriate products. Hatch is committed to providing customers with the highest level of service, support and training. For more information about Hatch’s ARRA Resource Solutions, Infant & Toddler line and new proprietary products contact Kami Periman at (800) 624-7968, ext. 1116 or email kperiman@hatchearlychildhood.com.

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