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Authentic Assessment to Help Children Own Their Learning Trajectory

Choosing Assessment For, Not Of – Use Learning Stories Assessment that is FOR children and not OF children respects their growing minds and creates patterns of thinking that help them see themselves as owners of their own learning trajectory. By … Read More

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The Importance of Relationships in Early Education

Using Learning Stories to Build Connections Stories celebrate the culture and language each child and family bring to the classroom and embrace each child’s unique abilities. By Judi Garcia-Stevenson We know from years of research on cognition and the brain … Read More

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Time Management & Learning Stories – Hilltop Interview

Follow Up Questions from Hilltop Webinar This week Educa had a chance to sit down with Mike Browne (he/him), Senior Manager of Community Engagement and Naoko Armstrong (she/her), Educator at Hilltop Children’s Center and Educator Institute in Seattle, Washington on … Read More

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Adopting Learning Stories in Early Head Start

How Lindsey Shafer Moved Her Team’s Assessment Approach An article written by Judi Stevenson-Garcia   “The stories we tell literally make the world.” -Michael Margolis Lindsey Shafer is a former Early Headstart Site Supervisor and current Coach in Northern California … Read More

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Heart-Led Learning Stories Build Partnerships at UC Santa Barbara

Voices From The Village – Richard Edward Gonzales, Jr. Richard Gonzales is a lead teacher at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Early Childhood Care and Education Services Center. He has been teaching in ECE for five years and … Read More

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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 … Read More

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Learning Stories – Why I Joined Educa

A Simple, But Brilliant Idea I wish I could help everyone stay connected by putting Educa in the hands of every parent and educator on the planet. When I first came to Educa – almost 2 years ago – I … Read More

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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 … Read More

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Partnering With Parents in At-Home Early Learning

Maintaining Learning Momentum At Home and Center For parents of preschool and younger children, 2020 has been a stressful year. They had trusted that their children’s developmental needs were in good hands, met by capable educators at their child’s early learning … Read More

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Neuro-Nurturing: Deborah McNelis on Child Brain Development

Deborah McNelis is an award winning author of Naturally Developing Young Brains and the Neuro-Nurturing Interaction Series and founder of Brain Insights. She has devoted her life to helping adults make a positive impact on children’s development.  This is a review … Read More

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