Cairns TAFE Community Child Care is a nonprofit community service where family voices matter. Run by a parent management committee, they focus on providing the best care possible with an educational program based on the emergent curriculum. Despite low staff turnover and a strong, supportive community, the centre was facing a challenge that is common
Clark College Campus Child Care, Vancouver WA “Educa has provided us with the ability to step back and look at the child in a meaningful and intentional way.” Michele Volk Clark College Child and Family Studies (CFS) center in Vancouver, WA is all about engaging teachers, parents and students in the process of lifelong learning.
Navigating Change “We wanted to make the learning a two-way conversation, not just a one-way push.“ Joining Oxford Area School as Principal in 2015, Mike Hart focused on building knowledge and understanding of his community, students and teachers. This included a review of current reporting practices. The results of this review, along with a Ministry
Educa Talks to Westwood Lutheran Early Learning Center Director, Kellee Nelson “Creating our curriculum was a process but it is clear to the State that our school is committed to weaving observation and assessment into our work with children.” It is no wonder that this Lutheran Learning Center has hundreds of children on their waiting
Interview with Childspace founders, Robin & Toni Christie “Teachers respect children by allowing them to take ownership of their learning.” Toni Christie, Childspace Childspace stands out as as thought leader and relentless innovator in the New Zealand early childhood sector. Educa recently had the privilege of interviewing the Chlidspace founders, husband and wife team Toni
A Culture of Inclusion and Rising to the Challenge Interviewed: Simon Kenny (Principal) and Andrew de Wit (Teacher). Our curriculum is based around our “rise” values – we expect all our kids to rise to the challenge. Those values are resilience, integrity, sense of self and empathy.” Fergusson Intermediate is an Upper Hutt success 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 children. Amy Crookston, former President of Ngaio Playcentre, shares her experience of adapting the Educa
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 to implement that.” A Central Queensland independent operator, Farm Street Early Learning Service, has worked
How a trip to Italy inspired an Educa customer to raise the quality of their ECE documentation Seeing the “amazing Reggio documentation” on her Reggio Emilia tour of Italy last year prompted Educa customer Carlingford Kindergarten owner/director Gabriele Oly to lift the quality of her early learning service’s documentation. “They were working smarter, not harder
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 are thinking about coming to Bloom.” What Bloom Was Looking For Bloom Early Education is