Document & share early learning
A comprehensive documentation solution
to engage parents and support teachers.
Supporting quality practice
Developed in New Zealand, Educa is intuitive learning story and documentation software – child eportfolios, planning, curriculum linking, assessments, teacher portfolios, more.
Educa supports improving learning outcomes. Our documentation encourages feedback and cooperation in a community formed around each child. Here’s how:
- More learning-focused parent feedback
- Online sharing of ideas and working with peers
- Mentoring & reflections help teachers hone their craft
It’s all about strengthening child-teacher connections, and that’s when the magic happens!
By linking observations shared with parents to curriculum and/or plans, you communicate your educational value and approach, and attract feedback. Send announcements and news to your families from our message dashboard.
Online creates visibility and access. Knowing it’s seen by others raises standards. Sharing of templates and ideas, document review, post Policies.
Each teacher has a private portfolio for reflections, etc. Mentoring settings add support where needed. Teachers love the life-affirming feedback from having a closer connection to parents. More here
In addition to the efficiency of having it all online in one place, Educa streamlines documentation and has dozens of features and shortcuts designed to save time.
Use Educa’s Policies module to write or upload policies seen by teachers only or by parents also. Our Resources portal is for reference material for teachers, info and forms for parents.
Reports on learning for each child, on parent engagement, on teacher activity and more help you understand your service and save time in compliance.
Any Device, Anytime, Anywhere
Observations (or learning stories) are shared with families and saved to a downloadable portfolio.
Forms & Assessments
Use our form builder to put everything online for easy access, e.g., staff appraisals, service review forms, child assessments.
Upload any framework or goal set or create your own. Then link to anything you write in Educa.
Lesson plans, individual and group plans. Work individually or collaborate. Share with parents, link to stories.
Foreign Language Versions
Users can choose Educa in English (default), Maori, Mandarin, Spanish or Arabic.
Print When Needed
Everything in Educa can be printed, save money and reduce paper handling the rest of the time!
Engage parents like never before
Reach one parent, many parents
Send to all parents, extended family and/or teachers or use a private parent-teacher channel.
Observations linked to any curriculum goals and/or plans help families understand (and value) your approach.
Parents as partners
Parents are experts on their child. Their feedback to your learning-linked observations is invaluable.
“Educa gives us a place to build and grow the picture of a child. This story can be shared with parents and future teachers, which they can contribute to and 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 go on an educational journey, and be reflective and evaluative of what they do. It is a tool that can create time, and a tool that allows us to lift the quality of what we are doing irrespective of the regulations we have to follow.”
Jackie Lints, Co-Owner, Educare Group