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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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Dr. Annie White on Learning Stories to 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

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Magic Questions To Spark Parent Engagement in ECE

Using Conversational Intelligence & Inclusive Messaging To Build Authentic Relationships With Families “My research shows 9 out of 10 communications with parents miss the mark.” Judith Glaser, Author of Conversational Intelligence Review of Educa Webinar by author, Cassandra O’Neill and … Read More

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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

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Educa New Zealand Study Tour Winner

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

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Why Male Early Childhood Educators Need To Fight For Diversity, Not Call For Gender Balance

We take a deep dive into the complex issue of male educators in early childcare Our January blog post asking why there’s a shortage of male early childhood educators in Australia generated huge social media engagement, so we’re following up … Read More

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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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Minister of Education Hipkins on Upcoming Changes in New Zealand’s ECE Sector

Quality, Equity and Parental Choice Under the Spotlight in a New Plan Few figurative stones will remain unturned in the New Zealand Labour-led coalition government’s quest to create a 10-year strategic plan for the early childhood education and care sector. … Read More

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How Is Your Service Embracing The ‘Big Change’ In STEM?

Educators need to get more savvy about the concepts of Science, Technology, Energy and Maths (STEM). But chances are your service is already well on the way. Educa spoke to two early childhood specialists who presented at the recent ECA … Read More

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The Issue That Won’t Go Away: Educators’ Pay Rates

It seems like the morally right thing to do – improve pay rates for educators. But is the government listening to the debate? Educators from an estimated 320 services across Australia went on strike for up to a full day … Read More

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