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.

Success Story

Maricopa Head Start, AZ

Early Head Start and Head Start are family-centered success and early childhood education programs offered at no cost to expectant mothers and families with children ages birth to 5 years old. Their education program focuses on developing the physical, social, emotional and learning skills that children need to be ready to promote into kindergarten.

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Family Engagement Goals

Family Engagement Challenges

Maricopa initially struggled with collecting in-kind for their families who speak a different language from English. Learning Genie’s translation feature combined with 

Now, they have passed $2M and in 10 days alone have collected $71,000. the dedication of their teachers, as they met with families, helped them to collect $1M in in-kind in 4 months.

Family Engagement Dashboard

Here is a screenshot of their agency’s family engagement dashboard, where administrators can see which engagement items are resonating well with families, and where to improve.

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