The Virtues of Messy Play in Early Education (And Some Ideas)

Messy play is an open ended sensory adventure for children. We’ve got loads of ideas to share for creating a messy play wonderland.

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A Writer’s Guide to Amazing Learning Stories That Will Engage Parents

Want Educa parents to give you feedback on your learning stories? Make them amazing using these writer’s tips and they’ll be commenting in no time!

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The Secrets of Good Parent-Teacher Communication in ECE

How to Develop Conversations with Parents Parent teacher communication starts from the moment a child enters your preschool. Their impressions may be formed by seeing welcome signs in their own language, children’s artwork on display, and photos of children and … Read More

Tom Drummond on the Power of Story Telling in Early Education

Why Tom Drummond wants teachers to become storytellers. Tom Drummond, an emeritus educator of children and adults, watched as Josie, one of his preschool students, pushed the piece of paper she was painting toward the paint tray until it formed a … Read More

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8 Steps to Starting a Preschool or Child Care Service

Checklist to Start Your Own Early Learning Program Are you motivated to help young children achieve their potential? Are you disappointed in the early childhood learning options in your neighborhood? Starting a preschool or child care business might be just … Read More

An Introduction to Learning Stories by Kelly Goodsir

The What, Why, How and When of Learning Stories as an Assessment Tool The great thing about learning stories is that they fit within the pedagogy of relationships and focus on highlighting the strengths, persistence, mastery and curiosity of the … Read More

The 4 Keys To Parent Engagement in Early Childhood Education

Parents Are Changing. Is Your Early Learning Service? Regulators, early education experts and provider quality assurance agencies are placing more and more emphasis on parent engagement to lift early education outcomes.  And for sure, engaged parents are happy parents, and … Read More

The Magic of Learning Stories

Bringing Learning To Life Like any good book, every learning story has a plot and a hero. In a learning story, the hero is always the child. And instead of an epic battle in an enchanted forest, a learning story … Read More

Case Study – Concordia After School Service Keeps Everybody Involved

Educa is primarily used by early learning services, schools and camps. However, we have had good success recently with after school services (out of school hours), which we thought was worth sharing. Kellie Symons from Concordia Out of School Hours Care … Read More

Thought Leader Interview: Kelly Goodsir

ON MAKING EARLY EDUCATION TRULY CHILD CENTRIC AND PERSONAL, NOT COPY AND PASTE Educa recently interviewed Kelly Goodsir, a provocateur and thought leader in the Australian early childhood education sector. After years in various roles in New Zealand and Australia … Read More