Share the magic of early learning

Assessment & family engagement together
Heart-led documentation using Learning Stories

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More time for what matters

Learning Stories serve two needs – family reporting and assessment. They change how you spend time – less data collection, more reflection & focus on children.

Connect meaningfully

Regular and reflective sharing of learning in real time builds collaborative relationships. Peer and family feedback helps individualize your teaching.

Make Learning Visible

Educational outcomes improve when teachers and families work together with shared understanding.

Our learning story software helps teachers observe, notice, document and share each child’s unique journey in a format that invites feedback and collaboration.

Educa gives you room to provide context and express yourself in your stories – expansive or brief, with images, videos and fancy layouts, or not.

This open format applies to each step in your program cycle. Educa is a complete educational solution – all in one place.

early childhood software using learning stories

Assessment That Engages Families

Educa uses Learning Stories, a narrative assessment format. Build a purposeful partnership with families – share stories in real time, integrate their feedback into your teaching and create a 24/7 learning clock.

Improve Understanding of Children

The need to write Learning Stories about what represents growth for a child encourages teachers to observe more closely and to reflect. The process promotes understanding and differentiated teaching.

Showcase Your Teaching

Each story, individual or group, provides an insight into your service – a way to showcase your philosophy, your teaching and to show families you care. This builds family trust and confidence in your approach.

Your Cycle In One Place

Educa supports program or data cycles from end to end, organized around each child – on any device. Individual and group planning, a custom form builder, Learning Stories and assessment rating – all in one place.

Help Teachers Grow Professionally

Mentoring and collaboration tools help support teachers at all levels. Furthermore, each teacher has a private workspace for professional development. More here

Data for Decision Making

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

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Any Device, Anytime, Anywhere

Portfolios - Print, Save

Share with families and save to a portfolio in one click. Download or print as needed.

Forms & Assessments

Use our Ratings module for DRDP-based assessment and our form builder to put any documentation online. Start fresh or use one of Educa’s many templates.

Any Framework

Upload any framework or goal set or create your own. Then link to anything you write in Educa.

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Document Portal

Share policies and resources with teachers only or with parents also.


Create 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.

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Partners & Endorsements

More on our partners here

SALSA logo early childhood council ChildPlus data partner montessori aotearoa new zealand national coalition of campus children centers edge solutions ELEA
"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