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‘Ambitious’ Draft 10-year Plan for New Zealand’s ECE

More Qualified Teachers and Tighter Ratios Ahead “We need a system where teachers and managers focus on delivering high quality service and partnerships with parents.” Peter Reynolds, CEO, Early Childhood Council (New Zealand) A draft strategy plan for the early … Read More

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Real-time Mentoring & Training In Educa

Helping Young Teachers Succeed in Early Education Mentoring and on the job training is a hugely helpful for young teachers.  It helps them: become better teachers find satisfaction in what they do connect more meaningfully with parents And the most … Read More

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Why Free Play is an Essential Part of a Child’s Education

Making Time For Child-Led Play Every Day Early educators understand the idea that play is important child’s work. This is particularly true of “free play,” self-directed play when kids can make their own rules, act out imaginative fantasies, explore the … Read More

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Documentation at Playcentre – An Educa Customer Story

How Educa Supports Parent Cooperative Preschools and Child Care Centres Playcentre is a parent cooperative for early education in New Zealand. Playcentre’s rich and unique philosophy of child-initiated play views parents as the first and best educators of their own … Read More

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Case Study – Bringing Your Philosophies To Life, Farm Street

Using Educa To Share Your Inspiration and Vision “We knew we needed to reflect on philosophers more and didn’t really know how to get that through to all staff on a regular basis. We needed to find an easy way … Read More

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Our New Zealand ECE Study Tour Winner Reports Back!

Reflections & Takeaways After Seeing New Zealand Early Education Up Close Thank you so much Alick and Educa for an amazing opportunity and to Kelly for such a valuable memorable learning journey. Educa’s New Zealand study tour drawing in 2018 … Read More

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Creating Environments For Teacher Inquiry-Based Learning in Early Education

How to sharpen your inquiry-based practice through the lens of the environment “… we should aim for an environment that supports teacher growth so the classroom is a place of research where teachers ask questions and act as researchers. The … Read More

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Educa Adds Student User & Google Access For Schools and OSHCs

Students Can Now Share Their Own Stories Educa has become a popular choice for schools and OSHCs in Australasia as a platform for sharing samples of learning with parents, as well as for its teacher portfolio and mentoring capabilities. Now … Read More

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New Zealand Schools Go All In On Measuring Soft Skills

Frequent Sharing of Small Snippets of Learning to (Partially) Replace Standards “We want to ensure that all students make progress in the breadth of learning that is important for lifelong wellbeing.”  New Zealand Ministry of Education To replace National Standards, … Read More

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Respectful Practice in Early Childhood Education – Toni Christie

Respectful People, Places and Things Slow down and be fully present, educators! That’s one of the catch cries of early childhood expert, Toni Christie, from Childspace Early Childhood Institute, based in Wellington, New Zealand. She was presenting a recent ECE … Read More

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