Communication & photo sharing for child care, all in one place
Save teacher time and connect with parents in a way they will love
Are your messages to parents spread over different channels, diluting their impact and making communications hard to manage?
At the same time, are your parents busy, hard to reach, and yet wanting to know more about their child's early education?
Child care services are adding photo-sharing, Facebook and other channels in response, but each has its drawbacks. And together, they are taking up more and more staff time.
In short, communications are a growing headache for early learning programs.
EDUCA IS A SINGLE SECURE CHANNEL THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE
Educa is easy-to-use software designed specifically for early learning programs to simplify communications and make the messages more compelling. Educa replaces:
- emails and mass email services
- Facebook pages and websites
- photo-sharing apps
- paper notices
- paper scrap-books or portfolios
How Educa Works
Using a dedicated, private website, you can upload child and staff profiles and then invite parents and extended family.
Staff can send photo, video and plain text messages to everyone, to a group or to a parent. Educa can be accessed by computer, iPad or phone -- teachers mainly use computers, families mainly use phones.
More about how Educa works here.
Teachers Save Time and Get Recognized
Having one easy-to-use communication channel creates program consistency, saves staff time and simplifies teacher lives.
By sharing learning connected to curriculum or learning goals (uploaded into the Educa software), teachers can educate parents on their approach.
In addition, teachers get recognized -- parents love the updates and will say so.
Saves Director Time, Creates Visibility
Communication of news, announcements, sending of forms, all happens in one place. Parents can also have access to forms, important documents, anything you'd like to share, replacing the need for paper.
If there is an emergency, parents will respond to a message via their Educa app, whereas they may only look at emails in the evening.
Finally, directors can see activity reports. If a parent is not active, that family may be drifting away -- perhaps it's worth a call. They can also see all teacher interactions, which helps their management.
Families Feel Connected
Parents love that the news is instant, real time. If the school had a visitor that day, they hear about it then, not at a parent conference when it is too late to discuss with their child.
Parents can share their channel with extended family -- we have aunts, uncles, grandparents in 85 countries. Learning specialists can also be added, if the parent desires.
Educa is a two-way platform. Parents can contribute stories and photos also. All communications become part of the child's record. This is what young parents, digital natives, expect -- to interact in a secure and private channel.
If you are a parent, click here to tell them about Educa.
Why Educa For Communication In Early Learning?
Educa was designed for early childhood education.
Its security and sharing settings are built with child privacy in mind, its teacher approval and oversight settings improve the consistency of outgoing communications and its easy-to-use interface suits teachers.
Load any curriculum or learning goals into Educa and connect activities or individual observations to that curriculum. If your school records child observations through the year, Educa is a powerful tool. Parents appreciate the shared learning and the online records are easily accessible and transferable.