heuristic play in early education

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

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 and memorable learning journey. Educa’s New Zealand study tour drawing in … Read More

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

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

Unstructured learning is powerful

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

Dr. Annie White on Learning Stories in America

Advocating for Learning Stories as an Assessment Alternative, The Making of a Movement. “Starting with an assessment checklist and then adding anecdotes is time-consuming. Why not do it the other way around? Write the stories, and then connect to objectives.” Dr. … Read More

Australian Government Inquiry Recommends Ratios and Qualifications Be Relaxed

What You Need To Know About the Senate Interim Report – “The Effect of Red Tape on Childcare”  Raising standards beyond those needed to ensure the safety, comfort and happiness of the children costs money.” Committee Chairman, David Leyonhjelm This … Read More

Educa Announces First Ever Winner Of New Zealand Study Tour Giveaway

And The Winner Is… For the past five months Educa has been offering early childhood educators from New Zealand, Australia and North America the chance to win a place on a New Zealand Study Tour, hosted by Kelly Goodsir. We … Read More

GDPR and Why Your ECE Program or School Should Care

Tips On Complying with the New Data Protection Regulations from the EU Heads up, schools and services that use Educa software! You might just be a “data controller” —  and that has new legal implications. Take a breath. It’s not that … Read More

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Case Study: Bloom Uses Educa To Shine

BLOOM USES EDUCA TO FEATURE ITS UNIQUE CURRICULUM “When we are showing parents through, we always show them Educa, it gives them an insight into what we are all about,” says Miriam. “Sometimes Educa is the deciding factor for families who … Read More