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.

Read the research

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.

Read about Our Programs

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What does an empty shelf mean to you?

For 61% of children living in underserved communities, it means having no access to books. It’s time to change this statistic.

 

Please help Tandem fill the empty shelves this holiday season. Too many children are waiting to share books with the people they love.

Donate now or share our #EmptyShelf campaign on Facebook or Twitter.

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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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A Letter from our Executive Director, Molly Wertz

Dear Partner, At Tandem®, we know the importance of strong relationships to successful beginnings.  That’s what our work is all about. This year, our strong relationships with you have launched us into a thriving future, where for many years to come we’ll be able to...

Free Tandem Trainings and Workshops

This year, Tandem is hosting free family workshops on our early learning and early literacy programming. If you are interested in learning more about supporting children aged 0-5 to build their early literacy and language skills through fun, interactive book-sharing...

Celebrando Día de Muertos con Alfabetización

en inglés Día de Muertos es una de mis fiestas favoritas. Me encanta que en mi cultura celebremos la vida de los que se fueron y tengamos un día en especial para recordarlos y esperar su visita. El humor y algarabía en estas celebraciones juegan un papel crucial, sin...

Celebrating the Day of the Dead with Literacy

Read this post en español Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is one of my favorite holidays. I love that in my culture we celebrate the lives of those that have passed and we have a special day to remember them and wait for their spirits to visit. These celebrations are...

Tandem Celebrates First Birthday at Playland-Not-At-The-Beach

Humbling. Invigorating. Inspirational. For those of us who work here at Tandem, we enjoy being silly and indulging our inner child on a nearly daily basis. We wanted to share this feeling with our friends and supporters for our first “birthday” party, and...

Why I Volunteer with Tandem

You never know when doing a simple act will have such an immense impact on one’s life.  I first volunteered for Tandem back in January 2015. We created StoryBlocks during a company-sponsored volunteer workshop. It was a fun experience to have with my coworkers,...

A Letter from our Executive Director, Molly Wertz

Dear Partner, At Tandem®, we know the importance of strong relationships to successful beginnings.  That’s what our work is all about. This year, our strong relationships with you have launched us into a thriving future, where for many years to come we’ll be able to...

Free Tandem Trainings and Workshops

This year, Tandem is hosting free family workshops on our early learning and early literacy programming. If you are interested in learning more about supporting children aged 0-5 to build their early literacy and language skills through fun, interactive book-sharing...

Celebrando Día de Muertos con Alfabetización

en inglés Día de Muertos es una de mis fiestas favoritas. Me encanta que en mi cultura celebremos la vida de los que se fueron y tengamos un día en especial para recordarlos y esperar su visita. El humor y algarabía en estas celebraciones juegan un papel crucial, sin...

Celebrating the Day of the Dead with Literacy

Read this post en español Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is one of my favorite holidays. I love that in my culture we celebrate the lives of those that have passed and we have a special day to remember them and wait for their spirits to visit. These celebrations are...

Tandem Celebrates First Birthday at Playland-Not-At-The-Beach

Humbling. Invigorating. Inspirational. For those of us who work here at Tandem, we enjoy being silly and indulging our inner child on a nearly daily basis. We wanted to share this feeling with our friends and supporters for our first “birthday” party, and...

Why I Volunteer with Tandem

You never know when doing a simple act will have such an immense impact on one’s life.  I first volunteered for Tandem back in January 2015. We created StoryBlocks during a company-sponsored volunteer workshop. It was a fun experience to have with my coworkers,...
News & Announcements

Free Tandem Trainings and Workshops

This year, Tandem is hosting free family workshops on our early learning and early literacy programming. If you are interested in learning more about supporting children aged 0-5 to build their early literacy and language skills through fun, interactive book-sharing...

Tandem to Host “First Birthday Party” at Playland-Not-At-The-Beach

Join us for a night of child-like fun as we celebrate our first year as Tandem! While we’ve been providing services to children and families in the Bay Area since 2003, in August 2015 we rebranded to Tandem, Partners in Early Learning. Tom Meshishnek, Finance...