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.

Digital In-Kind Tool

Learning Genie makes collecting In-Kind paperless, timely, efficient, and accurate! Save paper costs and staff time. The accurate data collected can be easily downloaded for the federal government to review.
  • For Families: Families can easily access the at-home learning activities assigned by teachers and log In-Kind time instantly with a few taps. Learning media and video book watch time can also be added to the In-Kind report.

  • For Teachers: Teachers can assign at-home activities digitally. Easy to review the activities submitted by parents; Digital signatures captured. At home & volunteer activities, mileage and community donations can be easily entered and tracked.

  • For Administrators: The accurate dashboard data can be easily downloaded to review. A monthly In-Kind report will also be sent via Email. You can also view or export your In-Kind data by program. Set up your In-Kind goal, then track the completion progress of In-Kind by site.


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Digital Survey Tool

  • This module provides one of the most accessible tools for Head Start administrators and teachers to create and distribute customized surveys to selected centers/classes or agency-wide families.

  • It features built-in Head Start Family Outcome Survey (customizable), Head Start Needs Assessments with anonymous options. Parents can fill out surveys directly on the parent app, through Emails, or assisted by teachers at the site’s computers. It also allows admins/teachers to monitor completion status and send auto-reminders in apps.

  • The tool also features before and after analysis and comprehensive reports on any demographic analysis.

  • It could also be auto-translated into 104 languages and assist your staff in engaging all families.

Technology-based DLL Tool

It is designed to enable both bilingual or monolingual teachers to provide vocabulary and language training for all children in the classroom and maximally power parents to support children’s home-language and English acquisition.
  • Power teachers to have language and vocabulary cues of multiple languages at the same time to target all children in the classroom.

  • Power teachers to use the built-in vocabulary library to support DLL learning.

  • Enable teachers to design key vocabularies integrated with the lesson planning tools – integrated language and cultural responsiveness.

  • Assign home-language practice to families to improve child’s dual language proficiency.

  • The data collected will be used by the admin/ superintendent to track efforts from staff and parents, as well as the evidence for DLL development progression.

Family Engagement

During this challenging time when face to face interaction is limited, maintaining constant communications with families without language barriers becomes crucial. We have made it possible! Streamline activity posts, push notifications, event planner for RSVP of on-site or virtual attendance. Reminders integrated with the parents calendar. And Head Start approved Digital Children’s Books.  
  • Two-way Messaging enhances open communication between families and teachers and enables instant communication with families at any time.

  • Real-Time Auto-Translation with over 100+ languages available, making it easy for families to engage with teachers, ensuring equity in education.

  • Text to Speech in the parents’ native language makes it even easier for families with reading limitations.

Data Monitoring and Reporting

We understand the importance of data for Head Start for monitoring, reporting and compliance. Learning Genie is designed with the data culture in mind to collect and present data in ways that are aligned with the Head Start standards and frameworks. Agency administrators can use the Data Dashboard and Reporting tools to identify needs and make data informed decisions.

We are proudly serving over 200 Head Start programs; 300,000 educators and families and numbers are growing. We are looking forward to partnering with you. Please contact us today to unlock the NHSA special.

“Learning Genie program saved us through the COVID-19 closure by enabling staff to communicate with families regularly and supporting distance learning activities. We are grateful.”
Volunteers of America
“We felt fortunate to have started Learning Genie before COVID. Our families are familiar with the program, and benefited greatly during the closure. The most helpful features are Data Dashboard, Events and auto-translation. ”
Greater Phoenix Urban League

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Learning Genie is dedicated to support the Head Start community through this challenging time. Our all-in-one technology and data solution for safe reopening, distance/blended learning, family engagement and In-Kind tracking is here to help you to ensure safety and high quality education.  Schedule a meeting today to find out how to unlock FREE access to the Daily Health Card Monitoring and Management module for safe reopening. Don’t forget to mention your special code NHSA. Talk to you soon.