An Award-Winning App to Supercharge Engagement At Home

MarcoPolo For Families is an award-winning, child-facing app that extends learning beyond the classrooms. It fosters meaningful caregiver-child conversations, provides content to build early literacy and math skills, and keeps families stay connected to their child's learning.

Award-winning Content to Keep Learning Going at Home

MarcoPolo For Families gives your families access to high quality, curriculum-aligned content to ignite children's curiosity and support learning, wherever they are. Through MarcoPolo For Families, educators can: 

Keep families connected to child's learning. Engage families in their child's learning process by sending them customized learning playlists and video messages based on the child's interests.

Foster learning in multiple languages. Provide families engaging content in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese to support multilingual learners and promote co-watching.

Reinforce learning through play. Children can access thousands of contextualized learning games that focus on developing foundational skills in literacy and math.

MarcoPolo Let's Talk

MarcoPolo Let’s Talk™ is a unique product feature that creates strong and effective caregiver-child conversations based on the child's interest, at the click of a button! Young learners can simply "heart" video they like, which triggers talking prompts to their caregivers, providing them the language to engage with their child in a meaningful conversation, on a topic the child loves.

High-Quality Content

MarcoPolo for Educators contains the largest video library for early childhood education. Every video provides multiple instructional learning formats and models higher-order thinking skills through an engaging cast of characters—The Polos—that children love.

Research-Based Guidance

Every video includes an educator guide that highlights open-ended inquiry questions and culminating discussion prompts to promote adult-to-child conversations and interactions that elevate quality.

Support for Diverse Needs

Our platform includes multiple modalities to deliver concepts for diverse learning styles and interests at the click of a button. All video content is available in Spanish, English, Chinese, and a Modified version to help educators meet learners where they are.

Put it into practice

Award winning content that is designed by educators to both meet the needs of students in K-2 and provide educators with tools to practice and reinforce their learning and growth.

High quality literacy content

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Focus on assessment

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Common core alignment

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Extend Learning Offline

Through MarcoPolo For Families, caregivers also get access to easy-to-do family engagement ideas, tips, activities, and offline learning resources.

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Screen Time Done Right

MarcoPolo For Families gives your families access to award-winning, developmentally appropriate content designed by early childhood experts, that children love and teachers trust.

Our pathway to quality

We created a solution that provides ongoing support for educators to elevate classroom quality.
Learn from our research-based Professional Development and training on best classroom practices;
Engage children using our resources with embedded PD to put learning into practice;
and Share with families to foster effective family engagement.

Professional Development and Training

Our tailored Professional Development and training are integrated with research-based strategies and best classroom practices, providing educators with practical tactics to elevate teaching and learning.

Educators learn to:

  • Ask purposeful, open-ended questions

  • Provide emotional support for children

  • Understand different learning styles

  • Respond to children in meaningful ways

  • Differentiate instruction for diverse learners

  • Extend learning and engage with families

MarcoPolo For Educators

MarcoPolo For Educators is an easy-to-use educator platform, aligned with early childhood curricula, that provides a suite of content and tools to help create a quality classroom environment and put teachers's professional learning into practice.

MarcoPolo For Educators includes:

  • 1,500+ videos and resources aligned to your curriculum
  • Content in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese
  • A Modified English version to support diverse learning needs
  • Open-ended questions to foster quality teacher-child discourse
  • Inquiry-based activities to promote curiosity and extend learning
  • Alignments with assessment tools such as Teachstone's CLASS®

MarcoPolo For Families

MarcoPolo For Families is our award-winning app that allows families to stay connected to your classroom, extends learning from school to home, and fosters meaningful caregiver-child interactions.

Educators can engage families with:

  • Customized learning playlists for each child
  • Individualized video messages to caregivers and children
  • MarcoPolo Let's Talk, a unique way to foster caregiver-child conversations based on their child's interests
  • 3,000+ contextualized learning games that build early literacy, math, and executive functioning skills
  • 800+ learning videos available in both Spanish and English
  • Easy and effective family engagement activities

Frequently asked questions

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What is MarcoPolo For Families?

MarcoPolo For Families is a mobile application available on iOS and Android that is made available for free to families with a subscription to MarcoPolo for Educators. The app allows families to stay connected to their child's classroom through shared playlists and other content.

Can families send messages through the app?

At this time, families can not send messages through the app. All communication sent are from the teacher in the form of shared playlists and video recordings.

How much does the app cost?

The app is free as part of a MarcoPolo For Educators subscription. For families and caregivers looking to use MarcoPolo but don’t have an Educator subscription, they can download MarcoPolo World School.

How can families access the app?

The MarcoPolo for Families app is a free mobile application that can be downloaded on the Apple App Store, the Google Play store, and the Amazon Web Store. In order to connect the application to a classroom, families will need to enter in a Class Code that is provided by the school. 

What information does the app track?

MarcoPolo For Families has access to student names and birthdates as provided by the school. In addition, student progress on educational mini games within the app is stored.

Teachers Love Us

“Thank you MarcoPolo and for how much it has affected learning in my classroom.  My children LOVE MarcoPolo and ask for it every day. The resource is AMAZING... and hey, not only are the kids learning, but I have learned some things too! Thank you once again for helping us teachers get tools to help expand these children's brains.”
Kristen Legge
Teacher, Kiddie Academy Longwood-Lakemary
"The children absolutely love it. They were receptive, they were engaged, they were asking questions, they were interactive and they loved the videos and the learning that was taking place. We found out over several weeks, they were still retaining the knowledge that was gained from watching these videos.
Sharon Cummins
Teacher, Kids & Company
"We have struggled in the past to find age appropriate content in Spanish and this has been helpful to have Spanish content related to what we are learning in the classroom."
Bibliana Lucumi
Teacher, Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
"I am old school and using technology in my classroom has been a challenge for me. I have been using MarcoPolo's letter art videos to support our letter of the week. The kids are really engaged and like to try to recreate the letter animals themselves. This gets a whole conversation going that we might not have had otherwise!"
Melissa Heburn
Teacher, Oasis Christian Academy
I love the feature of sending direct messages to the parents. Being able to have contact between the parent and teacher is important for the child’s learning. The product is very easy to navigate for the parents, kids, and teachers! The wide variety of topics are endless!
Fanny Pruit
Teacher, Kids Prep School & Daycare
"MarcoPolo is going to be a game changer. The hallways are buzzing with excitement!"
Janet Lucy
Administrator, Anoka County Community Action, Minnesota