How Southern Oregon Head Start streamlined data collection and saved thousands of dollars in the process
Data collecting is required to demonstrate compliance with federal and state requirements and had become not only a drain on their resources but also took away from their time to interact with children and their families. Beyond data, maintaining strong community relationships had been difficult during the pandemic. As a health and safety precaution during the pandemic, families are not able to enter classrooms, a major blow to morale.
“We’re very, very data-driven and Playground has been essential to help us collect important data related to check-in and other parts of our daily operations. At the same time, family engagement is extremely important, and being able to stay in contact with our families has been essential to maintaining strong relationships with the community. Their service has been truly exceptional…if there’s something I need, the communication goes above and beyond what you’d expect.
Southern Oregon Head Start & Early Head Start
Playground understood how a data-driven organization operating across multiple sites needed top-down access to reports while making it easier for staff to add data.
Working as partners, Playground developed a brand-new Enterprise user and dashboard to easily see high-level details about every center on one screen, see all students and staff, and generate customized reports that aggregate data across all (or selected) centers. And at no extra charge, Playground built custom reports to ensure that every piece of data could be reported on in a quick and useful manner.
Enterprise dashboard to view and report on data at every level
Custom-built reports for compliance
Check-in via app to ensure every student is accurately accounted for
Saved the equivalent of two full-time salaries with new efficiency