Communication with Parents Using Tadpoles!

Communication at Daycare Near Clifton Park NY

Communicating Your Child’s Day

At KidsFirst, we believe communication with our families is of utmost importance. KidsFirst is a Ballston Spa daycare near Clifton Park, Malta and Saratoga Springs, where we use electronic media to provide families with state-of-the-art communication.

Each classroom has an iPad with a program called Tadpoles which enables teachers to create daily reports that are sent to parents for every child, every day! These reports include information about daily activities, meals and snacks, diapering/toileting, educational achievements and more. Reports are automatically emailed to you when your child is signed out for the day. We also use our iPads to send pictures, and occasionally short videos, so you can stay connected throughout your child’s day.

We will provide you with a free mobile app for your smartphone so that you can receive this information about your child anywhere that you can access your email. (Schedule a visit to KidsFirst to learn more about our facility!)

More About Tadpoles at our Daycare Near Clifton Park, Saratoga Springs

Updates must be private and secure.
We know that nothing is more important to a parent than the security of their children and their children’s information. That is why we have engineered our system to allow safe and secure sharing from provider to parent.

Malta, Mechanicville, Clifton Park daycare communication 100% of parents must have access.
Not every parent has a smartphone. Whether you work in Ballston Spa, or in nearby Malta, Mechanicville or Clifton Park, daycare communication is critical. Communication from a child-care provider must reach 100% of the children’s parents.

Email is the app that every parent uses.
Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Everyone has access to email. For that reason we have chosen email as our primary means of communication. Right from your email you can play a video, share a photo, or reply right back to the director.

Never hear “nothing” again.
What did your child do today? Now you will always know. Photos and videos of your child’s day give you a view of their day. Daily reports keep you informed of the daily activities and learning experiences that happen while you are at work.

tadpoles-logoTadpoles in a Nutshell

  • Receive photos, videos, notes by email
  • Download or share photos and videos of your children
  • Receive emergency alerts by text message
  • View your children’s portfolio using our mobile application
  • Mark your child out sick or on vacation using our mobile application


To learn more about the Tadpoles E-Communications system, please visit