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.
UPK Curriculum Research-based Curriculum for TK (UPK), Integrated Digital Platform Help teachers Plan, Assess, Reflect ALL-In-ONE-PLACE.
  • Fully Adapted to Align with the California Universal PreKindergarten (UPK) Curriculum Guidance.
  • Integrated DRDP Assessment Support in Full Lesson Planning Cycle.
  • TK teachers workload reduction by 60%.
  • Incorporated Lesson Specific UDL and Cultural/ linguistic Responsive Tips.
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About the Curriculum

Let Learning Genie free up your time and energy, so that you can focus on more important things – spending time with each child.

Enhancing Early Learning

Play-based Curriculum for TK, Fully Adapted to Align with the Universal PreKindergarten (UPK) Curriculum Guidance.
Support DRDP (or school selected) Assessment with Tips for Observation Per Lesson to Reduce Preschool /TK teachers Workload.
Incorporate Lesson Specific UDL and Cultural/ linguistic Responsive Tips.
Integrated Digital Platform Help teachers Plan, Assess, Reflect ALL-In-ONE-PLACE.

About the Curriculum

  • Learning Genie Curriculum delivers a rich, play-based program over 7 units and 31 weeks, filled with interactive and engaging activities designed for comprehensive early education.
  • Delve into the emotional and cognitive growth of learners with a dedicated unit on self-regulation, inspired by the Pyramid Model.
  • Fully aligned with the 2023 UPK Curriculum Guide Checklist and the DRDP Assessment.
  • Designed by and for Early Learning Administrators and Educators, and further more Peer Reviewed by professors, lab school directors, expert teachers from Seven California Community College Early Learning Departments and edited with the support of artificial intelligence.

Highlights of the Curriculum

Each lesson contains “Typical Behavior and Observation Tips” for DRDP, bridging the gap between lesson planning and observation. This significantly reduces preparation time for Preschool/TK teachers.
Each lesson comes with UDL Strategy, Cultural Responsive and linguistic Strategy, Family Engagement Books and Activities.
Embedded PD tools, resources and supports for coaching, virtual shadowing, reflective practice, PLC support. Flexible extension of curriculum weekly planning with other adopted curriculum (e.g. Creative Curriculum, Highscope, Benchmark, etc.)
Specific emphasis on SEL learning in the first 8 weeks and throughout the curriculum.
Multi-Language Learning Best Practice aligned with CDE’s DLL priorities, e.g. SEAL and POLL strategies.
Designed with Circle-of-Inquiry Concepts (Plan, Implement, Observe, Assess, and Reflect)

Reflective and Adapted Lesson Planning

The built-in ‘plan’, ‘implement’, ‘observe’, ‘assess’, and ‘reflect‘ process is based on the ‘Circle of Inquiry’ , the reflective planning process illustrated in CA Preschool Curriculum Framework. With auto-generated DRDP Assessment progress reports and data detailing children’s development, these insights will equip teachers focus on personalized educational plans for each child. The data-driven method will drastically support IEP and ELD children’s planning that cater to the individual growth and learning outcomes.

Highlights of the Curriculum

Seamlessly connect weekly planning to student assessments with automatic observation notes for day-to-day teaching. This feature not only reduces the workload for Preschool/TK teachers but also frees up valuable time, allowing them to focus more on facilitating each student’s learning journey.

Cultivating Inclusive Learning with UDL and Cultural Responsiveness

Our innovative solution integrates Universal Design for Learning and culturally responsive practices into every lesson. We customize strategies for IEP/ELD children and cultivate a welcoming atmosphere for children from diverse cultural backgrounds. Foster an inclusive environment where every student feels valued and empowered to thrive.

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Involving Families in Education for Student Success

Auto deliver curriculum-relevant resources, such as DLL vocabulary and thematic books, to families to extend learning opportunities from the classroom to the home environment.

Our platform facilitates real-time communication with auto-translation feature, enabling parents to participate actively in their children’s learning through shared observations and collaborative dialogue, ensuring a unified approach to fostering student success.

Try our ‘Reflective Lesson Planning’ feature for free with a trial or demo. Discover the platform’s impact
on your program and witness the positive change in student outcomes.