Share the magic of early learning

Heart-led documentation using Learning Stories

Your program cycle & family engagement – in one place

Time for what matters

Learning Stories change how you spend time – less data collection, more time reflecting on and connecting to children.

Connect meaningfully

Regular, reflective sharing builds collaborative relationships. Family feedback helps individualize your teaching.

Make Learning Visible

Our learning story templates help teachers document and share each child’s unique journey – families and teachers see the learning, share ideas and collaborate.

Stories give you room to truly capture the learning – to provide context and to share your teaching, with heart.  

Educa is a full program cycle solution. It includes Learning Stories, plans, a form builder, assessment ratings, a document portal, message boards and more.

Assessment that engages families

Educa uses Learning Stories, a narrative assessment format. Build a purposeful partnership with families using assessment they can understand.

Tools to support teacher growth

Use story review workflow to help new teachers fully capture learning in real time. Each teacher has a private workspace for PD.

Assessment that does not distract

Link to multiple framework goals in each Learning Story to meet reporting requirements as you go. Educa has most frameworks, including the DRDP.

Help families see your approach

Each story, individual or group, provides a way to share your philosophy. It builds family trust and confidence in your teaching.

Reports help decision-making

Reports on learning, on parent engagement, on teacher activity and more help you understand your service and save time in compliance.

Build teamwork

Educa is a collaborative platform where class teachers can work together at each stage of the program cycle.

See Educa in Action

Any Device, Anytime, Anywhere

Print or Save Online

Educa stories print beautifully, with border and background options. And save online in each child's portfolio.

Forms & Ratings

Use our Ratings module for DRDP-based assessment and our form builder to put any documentation online.

Privacy Settings

Each customer has their own unique site and web address. Set privacy and access rules - by child and by document.

Document Portal

Use portals for policies or resources to share with teachers only or with families and teachers.

Planning

Create lesson plans, individual or group plans. Work individually or collaborate. Share with parents, link to stories.

Language Settings

Users can choose to see Educa in English (default), Maori, Mandarin, Spanish or Arabic.

Set your service apart
Join 350,000 educators & families worldwide

Partners & Endorsements

More on our partners here

Region 9 Head Start

“Educa gives us a place to build and grow the picture of a child. This story can be shared with parents and future teachers, who can work in partnership with the centre to build these skills at home. A true partnership, where else can you get this?!

It also allows us to set organisational goals for teachers and centres, so that they can be reflective and evaluative of what they do. It allows us to lift the quality of what we do.”

Jackie Lints
Co-Founder, Educare Group

(On Learning Stories) “In the past, families took the pictures out of their portfolios and threw the rest away. Now, they respond to their child’s story.

They get to see just how much I see their child, and sometimes they are shown things about their child that they didn’t know. I think it is incredibly powerful for them to see that the staff enjoys their child, and that they are more than welcome in our programs.”

Stacey Lafayette
Early Head Start
“Educa has made our preschool more connected, more efficient and more in tune with parents. Everyone loves it.”

Jane Peterson

Teacher, Early Learners

“Fantastic way to communicate with families. Easy, effective and efficient. Saves precious time for teachers by providing a simple format.”

Kelli Booth

Owner & Founder, Riverhead Montessori

“From a business owner’s perspective the move to Educa has been an investment. It engages our families and educators more than ever. We’ll never look back.”

Susan Phua

Managing Director, Wild Things Child Care

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