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Megan commented on Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

Hi Nkechy,

Thank you for sharing your project idea! I also work with the two-generational model and understand the importance of developing local collaborations and engaging the parents of the children you serve. As is the case with many community-based projects, I would imagine that sustainability is an on-going challenge. Have you also engaged government partners in your project? I would also be interested in finding out if you have done any replication work in other contexts outside of Grand Rapids, MI.



Megan commented on Aiko & Egor: Animation 4 Autism

Hi Casey,

Thank you for sharing your project idea. I particularly appreciate the project’s focus on engagement and its potential to both reduce parenting stress and improve the parent-child relationship. However, I think an evaluation of the app’s effectiveness would be key. I wonder if an academic partner might be able to assist you in this regard, as well as provide access to other funding streams to support your efforts make your app more accessible to low-income families who don’t have a smart phone or tablet.


Hi Karlos,

Thank you for sharing this interesting and innovative project! It would be great if you could also measure individual-level academic outcomes among children in your target area and then assess your project’s impact on literacy, etc. by comparing these outcomes to those of children in the surrounding area.