Clay Launches AI-Powered Toolset for Early Education Centers


Clay, the behavioral health solution for early childhood education centers, is revolutionizing the industry with the introduction of a groundbreaking toolset powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). As the first in the field to leverage generative AI, Clay’s innovative applications – The Digital Behavior Coach and Lesson Generator – are designed to enhance early education classroom environments.

“Early education centers are at the forefront of public health, and our vision is to equip every teacher with cutting-edge technology, ensuring they have the knowledge and tools to excel in their crucial role,” said Lee Rotenberg, Co-founder and CEO of Clay. “By harnessing the power of innovative technology, we empower educators to navigate complex classroom challenges and provide the best support for children’s development. Our goal is to create a seamless and successful educational experience for both teachers and students.”

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With a comprehensive suite of best-in-class tools, Clay aims to facilitate a better early education classroom environment by providing training and strategic support to help teachers address potential behavioral and developmental struggles more effectively. Clay’s new AI-powered toolset includes two key components:

  • The Clay Digital Behavior Coachapplication provides actionable insights in real-time, fusing the strengths of multiple cutting-edge AI technologies with the deep clinical expertise of Clay’s pediatric behavioral and developmental health experts. The Digital Behavior Coach empowers educators by addressing their queries on various aspects of early education, such as managing classroom behavior, understanding child development milestones, and tailoring teaching approaches to individual needs. The Digital Behavior Coach is based on a comprehensive dataset of questions, validated by clinical excerpts for accuracy and relevance. The application supports all Latin-based languages (e.g. English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian) and is designed to be easy to use and understand, even for educators with very little classroom experience.
  • The Clay AI-powered Lesson Generator is packed with exciting features that empower teachers to create impactful lessons aligned with state standards and tailored to the specific needs of children. The Lesson Generator enables teachers to choose from a variety of themes to create comprehensive lesson plans, aligned with the standards of specific states. Every lesson generated by the application incorporates Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) components, and is customizable to education models such as Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and more.

Clay’s mission is to empower early educators with technology that enhances the learning experience, so that they can focus on nurturing young minds,” said Omri Mendellevich, Chief Technology Officer, Clay. “Our team has worked tirelessly to fine-tune and tweak existing AI models, training them specifically on hundreds of questions relevant to early childhood education. We have also applied additional custom models to protect from toxicity in the output and have validated the work delivered by the platform. We are confident that our solution will help early educators provide the best possible environment and practices when working with children.”