Data-Driven Family Engagement Tools for Head Start and State Preschools

Learning Genie is an app for ECE educators and family service workers for Distant Learning and Family Engagement including tracking in-kind. During the COVID-19 crisis, Learning Genie offers free tools till the end of 2020 under a grant (or in-kind) to support all ECE agencies for Distance Learning and track school readiness outcomes.


Learning Genie also provides a useful application for portfolio-building. The portfolio tracking and tagging systems could be readily applied to DRDP 2015, Florida VPK, Head Start (HS), Early Head Start (EHS), Montessori, and other state or private-backed assessment tools.
Unlocking Developmental Progress
Your Trusted Partner as an Authorized Vendor for the DRDP Assessment
Choose the DRDP strength-based child assessment in Learning Genie for its comprehensive developmental continuum, user-friendly interface, and significant time and cost savings. With personalized growth milestones and 80% reduced workload, Learning Genie’s DRDP Assessment ensures accurate insights into each child’s development. Opting for Learning Genie’s DRDP Assessment means:
Maximizing efficiency
Minimizing costs
Elevating the quality of early childhood education
DRDP Assessment
Unveiling the Strength-Based Approach of DRDP Assessment
The Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) serves as a formative assessment tool developed by the California Department of Education for young children and families. This comprehensive developmental continuum spans early infancy to kindergarten entry, informing instruction and program development.
Maximizing Every Child’s Potential with a Strength-Based Assessment
The DRDP child assessment embodies a strength-based philosophy, highlighting the positive aspects of each child’s developmental journey. Unlike traditional assessments that rely on age-based norms, the DRDP celebrates individual strengths and milestones, ensuring a holistic view of each child’s growth.
Backed by extensive research and recognized for its validity and reliability, the DRDP is not only aligned with Head Start ELOF standards for both Infant/Toddler and Preschool domains but also encompasses all children from birth to five years old. This inclusive approach extends to dual language learners and children with disabilities, ensuring equitable assessment practices for every child.
Young Dual Language Learners
  1. Acknowledges and values children learning two or more languages simultaneously.
  2.  Assesses progress in both home language and English to provide a comprehensive profile.
  3. Evaluates language development in Language and Literacy Development (LLD) and English-Language Development (ELD) domains.
  4. Helps children avoid falling behind, giving them equal opportunities to succeed.
Universal Design
  1. Ensures assessments are appropriate for all children
  2. Allows diverse ways for children to demonstrate knowledge and skills
  3. Follows the principles of Universal Design, supporting access for diverse populations 
Eight Developmental Domains
  1. Approaches to Learning–Self-Regulation (ATL-REG)
  2. Social and Emotional Development (SED)
  3. Language and Literacy Development (LLD)
  4. English-Language Development (ELD)
  5. Cognition, Including Math and Science (COG)
  6. Physical Development–Health (PD-HLTH)
  7. History-Social Science (HSS)
  8. Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)
Full Continuum Measures
  1. Spans early infancy to kindergarten entry
  2. Includes Earlier Development and Later Development Measures
  3. Conditional Measures for specific circumstances, ensuring a tailored assessment approach 
Aligned to the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework
  1. Captures and evaluates key indicators and skills outlined in the Head Start ELOF
  2. Creating a seamless connection between assessment and curriculum goals
  3. Provides educators with a valuable tool to track and support children’s development, fostering a holistic and research-based approach
  4. Provides a structured framework with seamless integration, simplifying information addition and minimizing human error. 
Fostering Positive Perceptions
The Inclusive and Strength-Based Language of DRDP
The DRDP employs language that ensures parents perceive their children’s performance positively. By incorporating inclusive and strength-based language, the DRDP fosters a constructive understanding of children’s achievements.
Tailored Solutions for Different Developmental Levels
Basic responses using senses and actions
Active exploration, purposeful communication, and cooperation
Building Growing understanding, language usage for expression, and participation in activities
Connecting and combining strategies for complex thoughts, problem-solving, and diverse skill engagement
Seamless Progress Tracking
Receive Weekly DRDP Assessment Summaries Directly to Your Inbox
Receiving a weekly DRDP assessment summary via email ensures effortless progress monitoring for leadership, eliminating the need for constant log-ins to the Learning Genie platform. This automated feature saves valuable time and reduces the risk of overlooking critical updates. Through this proactive approach:
Leadership can effortlessly track teacher progress with observations, number of notes, notes per measure, % of observed measures, and % of rated measures by site and classroom.
Identify trends and make data-driven decisions without the hassle of frequent platform navigation.
Enhances overall efficiency, enabling leaders to focus on strategic decision-making rather than manual monitoring.
Fosters a more informed and effective organization.
Amplifying Educator Impact
Harnessing Reports for Effective Developmental Support

Discover how Learning Genie’s DRDP reports revolutionize early childhood education by providing educators with comprehensive insights and valuable tools to support children’s development effectively.

Empowering Educators, Enriching Futures
Customizable Reporting
Filter reports to analyze the data to make data-driven decisions. Filter by:
Assessment Period
Program, Site, or Classroom
Custom attributes, for example: Going to Kindergarten
Assessment Framework
Language, Race, Gender, IEP/IFSP
Birthday or Entry date ranges
Data-Driven Insights
Gain in-depth understanding of each child’s progress across developmental domains.
Evidence-Based Decision-Making
Make informed decisions about curriculum planning and intervention strategies.
Professional Development Support
Filter reports to analyze the data to make data-driven decisions. Filter by:
Compliance and Accountability
Meet regulatory requirements and demonstrate accountability with accurate reporting.
Differentiation and Individualization
Tailor instruction to meet the diverse needs of every child effectively.
Explore how Learning Genie’s DRDP reports can empower your educational practice and optimize children’s learning experiences.
Unlocking Developmental Insights
Exploring the Advantages of DRDP
Formative Assessment
In natural settings through observations, family input, and children’s work.
Aligned Frameworks
Corresponds with California’s Learning and Development Foundations, Common Core Standards, and Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.
Considers cultural and linguistic diversity, supporting children with IFSPs and IEPs.
Flexible Measures
Adaptable to different program types and children’s needs.
Dynamic Reports
Provides real-time insights into child development factors.
Valid and Reliable
Universally-designed, suitable for children with disabilities and dual-language learners.
Where every child’s developmental journey is illuminated, ensuring personalized growth and readiness for future educational milestones.
Simplified Formative Assessment for Educators Seamlessly Document Observations
The DRDP assessment seamlessly integrates into your teaching routine, becoming an authentic aspect of instruction rather than an interruption.
Immerse yourself in everyday interactions with children in classrooms or at home, effortlessly capturing, organizing, and storing real-time notes, photos, videos, and digital samples of children’s work.
This approach ensures that observations are authentic, objective, and easily recalled, providing robust evidence to substantiate your assessment ratings.
Foster Collaborative Family Connections
Involve family members through family observations, resources tailored for families, and interactive communication.
Teachers can effortlessly incorporate family observations into their documentation, shaping assessments in both classrooms and at-home environments.
Teachers can effortlessly incorporate family observations into their documentation, shaping assessments in both classrooms and at-home environments.
As an educator using Learning Genie’s DRDP assessment, I am thrilled by its user-friendly interface. The ease of capturing observations and documenting in real-time has significantly streamlined our assessment process. This tool has not only saved us valuable time but has also enhanced the overall efficiency of our Head Start agency. Learning Genie’s DRDP is a game-changer for educators seeking simplicity and effectiveness in their assessment practices.
Education Manager in Minnesota
Boost Your Educational Impact
Unlock the potential of your classroom with Learning Genie’s DRDP. Implement this reliable and formative assessment tool to refine your teaching approach and enhance overall learning outcomes.