National Head Start Association + BrightHive


Innovator Stage: Advanced Innovator
Organization Type: Nonprofit
Opportunity Area: Early Experiences Matter

National Head Start Association + BrightHive


Helping Children Thrive Through Community-Led Outcome Metrics

This Top Idea brings together a collective of strong partners, including the National Head Start Association and BrightHive, to develop open source tools that increase local early care and education practitioners’ ability to use their own and others’ data to measure and improve program quality and to strengthen accountability to parents, the community and funders. A multi-site pilot will test tools to track, use and share outcome indicators. Expected tools include web-based provider input, data linking, a data warehouse, data dashboards, among many others. This idea was inspired by National Head Start Association roundtables and design sessions, and it is strengthened by Brighthive’s expertise as a data-driven technology company serving social service programs.