Spark Joy and Close the Opportunity Gap

Join us as we partner with families, educators, and communities to surround young children with interactive learning opportunities that build early language and literacy skills, strengthen social and emotional skills, and foster a lifelong love of learning.

 

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Early learning is strongly tied to long-term future academic success.

Too many Bay Area children are already at a huge disadvantage before they reach kindergarten. They deserve better.

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We can close the opportunity gap – Together

It starts with a book, but it doesn’t end there. Tandem’s whole-hearted approach engages families, educators, and communities to support our children’s future success.

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94% of parents say Tandem® programming has helped them increase or maintain the frequency of their weekly book-sharing routine with their children.

According to a 2013 Tandem, Partners in Early Learning survey.

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News & Announcements

News & Events

Latest From Our Blog

Tandem Trained Volunteers Spark Opportunity, Joy for Families

In August, we hosted an interactive Read Aloud training for Tandem volunteers at Google's Community Space in San Francisco. Four Tandem volunteers completed the two-hour advanced training. The training was led by myself and fellow AmeriCorps VISTA member, Brittany...

Tandem Trains Chronicle Books Staff in Early Literacy Strategies

“Tandem makes you think outside the book.”   On September 7th, Tandem presented to the children's department staff of Chronicle Books on early brain development, early literacy, and how books and book-sharing can shape school readiness.   “Anyone who works...

Educator Training Opportunities in Contra Costa County

See below for more information on Tandem educator training opportunities scheduled through November 2017 at the CoCoKids West County Office in Richmond, California. Be sure to register online to attend. Professional development certificates and free books for...

Tandem Hosts First-ever Bayview Family Jamboree

On June 10th, Tandem® hosted the Bayview Family Jamboree at the Bayview Opera House in San Francisco. As guests arrived to the event, they were welcomed with coffee, a small morning snack bar, and a photo booth where they could take photos with their children. Lots of...

Tandem Trained Volunteers Spark Opportunity, Joy for Families

In August, we hosted an interactive Read Aloud training for Tandem volunteers at Google's Community Space in San Francisco. Four Tandem volunteers completed the two-hour advanced training. The training was led by myself and fellow AmeriCorps VISTA member, Brittany...

Tandem Trains Chronicle Books Staff in Early Literacy Strategies

“Tandem makes you think outside the book.”   On September 7th, Tandem presented to the children's department staff of Chronicle Books on early brain development, early literacy, and how books and book-sharing can shape school readiness.   “Anyone who works...

Educator Training Opportunities in Contra Costa County

See below for more information on Tandem educator training opportunities scheduled through November 2017 at the CoCoKids West County Office in Richmond, California. Be sure to register online to attend. Professional development certificates and free books for...

Tandem Hosts First-ever Bayview Family Jamboree

On June 10th, Tandem® hosted the Bayview Family Jamboree at the Bayview Opera House in San Francisco. As guests arrived to the event, they were welcomed with coffee, a small morning snack bar, and a photo booth where they could take photos with their children. Lots of...

News & Announcements

Rainin Foundation Announces Education Grantees

We are so honored to receive a generous grant from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation in support of the Tandem StoryCycles® school-to-home book-sharing program. Read more about the Rainin Foundation's education grantees on their website. Congratulations to the grantees...