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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Happy #RedNoseDay from Tandem!

One of my favorite things about this job is how often I’m greeted on a Monday morning by the sound of kids.  Kids shouting with joy and shrieking with laughter as they ask to hear their favorite stories again or excitedly tell me their own true stories...

Bayview Parent Cafe Brings Community, Families Together

Books. Doodles. Good conversation. An Auntie April’s well-balanced meal. Where do all of these great things come together to make a wonderful force for early learning and literacy? The answer is the FranDelJa Parent Café, run by Southeast Families United FRC, in...

A Mother’s Day Card for My Million Mothers

Growing up I had one great mother. Although I was one of eleven, I never felt that I got less of her than anyone else. She read to me, and led me to fall in love with books and stories as the way to unravel the world so it could all be taken in.  She taught me to sew...

Sharing One Book Six Ways

It’s World Read Aloud Day! …That means it’s time to share a book. In honor of sharing books and sparking the joy of reading and learning together, we’ve teamed up with Chronicle Books to read one book six ways. This three-part video series will...

Happy Lunar New Year

By Leslie Ferber: Lunar New Year, or more commonly, Chinese New Year, is one of the major holidays celebrated by Chinese and many other Asian cultures. Many regions have their own traditions, but the theme remains the same: spending time with families and friends,...

Happy #RedNoseDay from Tandem!

One of my favorite things about this job is how often I’m greeted on a Monday morning by the sound of kids.  Kids shouting with joy and shrieking with laughter as they ask to hear their favorite stories again or excitedly tell me their own true stories...

Bayview Parent Cafe Brings Community, Families Together

Books. Doodles. Good conversation. An Auntie April’s well-balanced meal. Where do all of these great things come together to make a wonderful force for early learning and literacy? The answer is the FranDelJa Parent Café, run by Southeast Families United FRC, in...

A Mother’s Day Card for My Million Mothers

Growing up I had one great mother. Although I was one of eleven, I never felt that I got less of her than anyone else. She read to me, and led me to fall in love with books and stories as the way to unravel the world so it could all be taken in.  She taught me to sew...

Sharing One Book Six Ways

It’s World Read Aloud Day! …That means it’s time to share a book. In honor of sharing books and sparking the joy of reading and learning together, we’ve teamed up with Chronicle Books to read one book six ways. This three-part video series will...

Happy Lunar New Year

By Leslie Ferber: Lunar New Year, or more commonly, Chinese New Year, is one of the major holidays celebrated by Chinese and many other Asian cultures. Many regions have their own traditions, but the theme remains the same: spending time with families and friends,...
News & Announcements

Happy #RedNoseDay from Tandem!

One of my favorite things about this job is how often I’m greeted on a Monday morning by the sound of kids.  Kids shouting with joy and shrieking with laughter as they ask to hear their favorite stories again or excitedly tell me their own true stories...

Premier Staffing Joins Tandem’s Founder’s Circle

Premier and Premier Promise are proud to support Tandem™ and its mission to develop the next generation of talent through early childhood literacy. Sara Menke Founder & CEO, Premier Staffing Since 2003, Tandem has served Bay Area children and families with a...