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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Why We Read: Finding Hope and Positivity through Book-sharing

This is Antonio, a Latino boy growing up in East Oakland whose proud mom (me!) is a Mexican immigrant and a program supervisor at Tandem, Partners in Early Learning. And this is the story of our shared love of books and reading. When I first joined Tandem almost five...

Tandem Sparks Joy at Turner Elementary Family Reading Night

Turner Elementary School in Antioch invited Tandem® to participate for the second time in their Annual Family Reading Night.  Turner Elementary is not a StoryCycles® site, but it is a school with a great need for reading and family engagement support. The student body...

Share Stories with a Child, Reshape our World

Imagine being a three-year-old right now.  From their perspective, it must seem that the adults have lost their minds. Think about what the world looks like 27 inches from the floor: when the grownups watch or listen to the news, they either fume or shout back, and...

Finding Hope and Home: What I’ve learned working with refugee families

­My grandmother passed away in Iran recently. As I returned to the United States from her funeral, amidst my sadness, I began to think about how hard it is to lose someone who lives so far away, and ultimately began to think about why I ever moved to the United States...

Why We Read: Finding Hope and Positivity through Book-sharing

This is Antonio, a Latino boy growing up in East Oakland whose proud mom (me!) is a Mexican immigrant and a program supervisor at Tandem, Partners in Early Learning. And this is the story of our shared love of books and reading. When I first joined Tandem almost five...

Tandem Sparks Joy at Turner Elementary Family Reading Night

Turner Elementary School in Antioch invited Tandem® to participate for the second time in their Annual Family Reading Night.  Turner Elementary is not a StoryCycles® site, but it is a school with a great need for reading and family engagement support. The student body...

Share Stories with a Child, Reshape our World

Imagine being a three-year-old right now.  From their perspective, it must seem that the adults have lost their minds. Think about what the world looks like 27 inches from the floor: when the grownups watch or listen to the news, they either fume or shout back, and...

Finding Hope and Home: What I’ve learned working with refugee families

­My grandmother passed away in Iran recently. As I returned to the United States from her funeral, amidst my sadness, I began to think about how hard it is to lose someone who lives so far away, and ultimately began to think about why I ever moved to the United States...

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