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 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...

Indeed Hosts Book Drive to benefit Tandem

This year, employees at the Indeed.com San Mateo offices held a book drive to benefit Tandem®. Indeed.com is considered the number one job search engine, and their main goal is pretty simple—to help people find and secure jobs. Each month, Indeed holds "good deed"...

A Gift from my Father

Every night when I was a child, my father would read me a story before bed. He sat in the old chair next to the bunk bed where my brother and I slept and invited us into different worlds, created by his words and our imaginations. He would use a unique voice for each...

Tandem Trains Books Inc. Staff in Interactive Read Aloud Techniques

On April 12th, the Tandem team held a short training for Books Inc. children's department employees as part of their bi-annual meeting. The training was set up to teach booksellers valuable interactive Read Aloud techniques to bring their own storytime reading to life...

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...

Indeed Hosts Book Drive to benefit Tandem

This year, employees at the Indeed.com San Mateo offices held a book drive to benefit Tandem®. Indeed.com is considered the number one job search engine, and their main goal is pretty simple—to help people find and secure jobs. Each month, Indeed holds "good deed"...

A Gift from my Father

Every night when I was a child, my father would read me a story before bed. He sat in the old chair next to the bunk bed where my brother and I slept and invited us into different worlds, created by his words and our imaginations. He would use a unique voice for each...

Tandem Trains Books Inc. Staff in Interactive Read Aloud Techniques

On April 12th, the Tandem team held a short training for Books Inc. children's department employees as part of their bi-annual meeting. The training was set up to teach booksellers valuable interactive Read Aloud techniques to bring their own storytime reading to life...

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...