collaboration in ECE

Your ECE Families Are Online, Are You?

Steps to Authentic Family Collaboration Your families want to have meaningful conversations about their children, online and in real-time.  Are you sharing Learning Stories and not getting the reaction from families you’d hoped for?  Are you using paper or a … Read More

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Learning Stories – Why I Joined Educa

A Simple, But Brilliant Idea I wish I could help everyone stay connected by putting Educa in the hands of every parent and educator on the planet. When I first came to Educa – almost 2 years ago – I … Read More

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Parenting Without Visibility – My Story

A difficult path made more difficult without sharing I remember well when my son was in preschool. He started in the “twos” program twice a week, moved into the “threes” 5 mornings and then of course the “fours” before entering … Read More

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Partnering With Parents in At-Home Early Learning

Maintaining Learning Momentum At Home and Center For parents of preschool and younger children, 2020 has been a stressful year. They had trusted that their children’s developmental needs were in good hands, met by capable educators at their child’s early learning … Read More

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Neuro-Nurturing: Deborah McNelis on Child Brain Development

Deborah McNelis is an award winning author of Naturally Developing Young Brains and the Neuro-Nurturing Interaction Series and founder of Brain Insights. She has devoted her life to helping adults make a positive impact on children’s development.  This is a review … Read More

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teacher-family collaboration

My Hopes For ECE Post-COVID – Musings from New York

Teacher-Family Collaboration, The New Normal? I work for Educa, a company that encourages best practices in the early education sector. Educa is out of New Zealand where it’s commonplace to not only self reflect, observe and grow as individuals but … Read More

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Confirming Powerful Frameworks in Educa

Applying Wendy Lee’s “Big Narrative” – Demo Video In Wendy Lee’s recent webinar on Recognising Powerful Frameworks – watch it here – Wendy refers to the big narratives, the big picture, and how learning stories can fit together to confirm … Read More

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‘Frequent Sample’ Reporting Saves Time For School

 The Kiwitea Story “Our end of year reports took so much less time than last year.” Change is tricky.  Small group. Large group. It doesn’t matter.  The reaction to change can range from the eager adopter to the feisty resistor.  … Read More

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Remote Learning & Communications When a School Closes

Supporting your students, families and staff remotely Your school just closed unexpectedly. What now? The community and sense of purpose that comes from working together in education is precious. And while there are online tools that can help your students, … Read More

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Staying On Track When a Center Closes – Using Educa

Supporting your families and staff remotely Your center just closed unexpectedly. What now? The community and sense of purpose that comes from working together in early education is precious. And so an unexpected closure due to Covid-19 or a weather … Read More

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