Your ECE Families Are Online, Are You?

Share Today’s Progress, Today Your families want to have meaningful conversations about their children. And in today’s world of news alerts, push notifications and instant search, to be meaningful, it has to be in real time, as it happens. That opportunity to make it more meaningful by sharing in real time applies to Learning Stories

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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 Kindergarten. As a mom for the first time it was such a huge milestone sending

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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, the workflow around that student activity generally requires personal interaction. And so an unexpected closure

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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 event is distressing. However, if you have an online platform like Educa, there’s a lot

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Using Stories to Continue the Learning At Home – in Educa

Activity Suggestions & Parent Story Tips Stories written by parents (called “parent stories” in Educa) are a meaningful part of a child’s portfolio, the story of a learning journey that will be read to your child many times and valued by you and your child in years to come. Importantly, as parent you are the

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Your QIP Process, Only Simpler – in Educa

Reduce inspection stress, focus on a higher rating The evidence is in Educa, now your QIP process documentation can be there too! Educa has added a number of templates to support your QIP process, from working together on reflections and collecting evidence through to submission and inspection. Educa can make inspections smoother, as it allows

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Tips For Using Video in Your Early Learning Service

Ideas for using produced videos This year, about 80% of content people view online will be video, says the authoritative US Inc magazine. You are probably using videos in your learning stories or in your communications with parents as way to share activity in your center.  Educa supports sharing videos in stories and messages to

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Using Images For Authentic Assessment In Stories

Using Images For Authentic Assessment Photographs as well as learning stories that capture learning through photographs or video recordings are ‘authentic assessment’. – Marilyn Rice As an early childhood educator, do you occasionally wonder if the images you share are more ‘Instagram moments’ rather than telling stories of discovery and learning? Educa recently conducted a

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Making Your ECE Service Philosophy Authentic and Real

Bringing Your Guiding Principles To Life “A statement that connects for your team requires conversation, collaboration and critical reflection.” Kelly Goodsir Your service philosophy is on the wall in the entrance foyer, it’s in the newsletter, on the website, and maybe in your email signature. How is that working for you in creating an authentic,

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Is Food Play OK in Early Learning Services?

The Fight Over Food Play “Mei did not understand why the children were playing with rice. At home, her mom cooks rice for meals. She refused to play with these children because they were playing with rice. She knew that rice was for eating, not for playing.” “No food, no glitter, recycled paper or cardboard,

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