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web based application aims to connect a caregiver/Playschool and its Staff with Parents

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Geography

in Egypt- Africa, and the idea is designed to be implemented globally not in specific region

What is your stage of development?

  • Early Stage Innovator, with at least one-year experience in ECD

Type

  • For-profit

What is the stage of your proposal?

  • Prototyping: I have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing my idea.

Describe how your solution could be a game-changer for your selected Opportunity Area (600 characters)

exposing children to well picked activities through the application, keeping track of child interest and progress and guiding parents or childcare giver how to deal with parental issues this will develop the child personality and may help parent in giving the right opportunities to their child and Learning analytics that track child knowledge and recommend next steps. the app gives tips from professionals to parents to practice with children, the tips is suggested by the nursery based on the child behavior and interest.

Select an Innovation Target

  • Platform: Creating a community or market that facilitates interaction between users and resources.

Tell us more about your innovation (1500 characters)

imagine an app allows a parent to explore, to experience or to be involved in class, as if they are actually present in that environment or place. removing the mother's guilt feeling and emotional stress leaving their baby to go to work and new mothers dont know from where to start with their baby or develop their skills the app provides information and guidance for specific age groups as a start and the childcare gives information to mothers about their baby almost instantly and suggest activities based on the child progess, the timeline give comfort to the mother knowing what her baby doing now.

What problem are you aiming to solve? (3 sentences)

solving the guilt of a working mother want to work and have a baby in same time, remove the stress living away from grandparents/ separated parents having difficulties in managing the time and the new parents whom dont have experience with babies. enabling one-to-one tutoring platforms The feedback helps teachers determine exact learning needs and skills gap of each child and provide supplemental guidance for parent.

Explain your idea (5000 characters)

1- Communication gap between parents and nurseries/schools 2- Help working mother or busy Parents educate and participate in their child activity 3- save time of mothers waiting for nursery bus to pick up or drop of using the app 4- help new parents dealing with children behavior and discipline 5- if the child will be left with a family member , remove the stress and customize a daily program to follow.

Who benefits? (1500 characters)

all the family members will participate in child's life experience, just watching the progress through the application can help members celebrating small milestones benefits the child personality by feeling loved and appreciated, keeping track of types of activity can guide parent to kind of study his child will be into it or toys to get. using the artificial intelligence to detect more type of activity centers to parents, and getting tips and notes on dealing with behavior issues from the childcare professionals will help parents to act in a right.

What kind of impact will your idea have? (1500 characters)

happy parents leads to happy children interview families and childcare said that the application will make their life easier. i am hoping to develop the application to grow up with the children so they also have an access to do homework or submit researches that family members can view it and teachers too. as a bigger dream is to have something like statistics for youth power according to progress, for example 300 young children in District X have potentials in computer programming

How does or how could your idea impact low-income children? (1500 characters)

giving a chance for mother to work and not feeling guilty all the time knowing that her child is at a good childcare and helping her will be a relief. And most importantly, teachers and parents will be able to help their students develop the much needed 21st century non-cognitive skills such as confidence and creativity.

Scale: Describe how your idea could reach a significant number of end-users. (1500 characters)

IN USA nurseries are expensive already there are lots of schools and nurseries fighting in the market to be the best, having such an app makes it unique. and it for parent they tend to look for good communication tool with the school and have a career too. or if a family member will be the caregiver its not a problem anymore, by using a customized daily activity to follow with the child.

Feasibility: Where are you with understanding the feasibility of your idea? Describe what you’ve done so far and your plans. (3000 characters)

i met school principles and some family cases in Egypt and UAE described the idea generally and its benefits and they all approved that the application it quite useful and needed. its cost will be very small for the schools/nurseries as a subscription but for parents it will be free

Tell us more about you (3000 characters)

i am a single working mother in a low income country, i want the best for my son and i needed professional guidance in the beginning of motherhood, family and freinds helped but the major issue is the childcare/school, how to choose it and keep up with work and my son progress. having such an app will be life changing for children and parents, instead of using social networks that not helping our children we can look in the report and their progress and plan for activities in weekends. if there is a project will be done at home i can buy the stuff before going home. some children tend not to talk much about what happened at school/nursery but when parent mention a word related to activity taken thats when the child can start talking. the early childhood is the best time to build self confidence and personality. having the right guidance at this stage shapes the future of the world.

Do you have the people and partners you need to do what you’ve described? (600 characters)

i have part of the technical team i miss the mobile developers and the marketing and logistics.

As you consider your next steps, what kinds of help could you use? Is there a type of expertise that would be most helpful? (1800 characters)

app developers and marketing team.

Would you like mentoring support?

  • Yes

If so, what type of mentoring support do you think you need? (1200 characters)

the technical & business plan aspects.

Are you willing to share your email contact information submitted on OpenIDEO with Gary Community Investments?

  • Yes, share my contact information

[Optional] Biography: Upload your biography. Please include links to relevant information (portfolio, LinkedIn profile, organization website, etc).

https://www.linkedin.com/in/hebahamdy/

[Optional] Attachments: Please upload relevant attachments or graphics or show us how you prototyped.

this is the primary prototype of screen for nursery already have a program uploaded and its automated and by taping on child can snooze as sleeping next to it screen on parent mobile knowing his baby is taking a nap right now , as a mother knowing when the nap time is good.

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Photo of Iliriana Kacaniku
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Congratulations Heba Hamdy ,

Your solution has just been featured on the Early Childhood Innovation Prize home page. This is a great example of very focused need driving the creation of a practical solution. We look forward to your idea's refinement through the Prize.

Great work!

Best regards,
Iliriana

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Photo of Heba Hamdy
Team

Thank you so much, it’s a big honor to be featured on the challenge’s home page.

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