What hardware do we need?
At a minimum, you need wifi, a computer and a way to take photos. Even better, a few devices distributed around your service that can take photos and access Educa. Our software works on iOS (Apple), Android and computers.
How do most people get started?
Request a demo video link and then request a 15-minute live demo. If you like what you see, the next step is to try it out free for 30 days. Invite a couple of teachers on to your site, upload a few kids, invite their parents and start sharing.
How secure is our data?
Educa data is stored on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure. It is a highly secure data center with state-of the art electronic surveillance and access control systems. It is used by many governments around the world, including the US Treasury and NASA. Read more about our cyber security here.
What curriculum or guideline sets can we link to?
Educa can pre-load any framework, state early learning guideline or curriculum you like. That includes your own custom curriculum or a specialized framework like Montessori.
What kind of support does Educa provide?
Educa is intuitive and easy to use. However, we do have live support and a help website with a lot of videos and posts on everything you can think of.
Will Educa save time or need more time?
There’s nothing you do in Educa you wouldn’t do anyway. Whether that’s an observation or sending a message to clients. However, once you’ve done it. everyone can see it online. There’s no need for printing or filing or finding in a file later, the time savings are huge. One survey said 81% of Educa customers save time, and some of the other 19% said they are doing more with Educa!
Who has access to the records?
Can we keep data on children who leave?
Yes, Educa archives data for 3 years. We can forward to a new school, specialist or to a parent in that period.
Is there a way to mass upload our children?
Yes, if you can export into a spreadsheet format, we can upload the data for you to get you off to a fast start. Manual adding of children is easy enough though. It will take 1-2 minutes per child.
Are there limits on users or data storage?
There are no limits on the amount of data you can store on Educa. Nor is there a limit on the number of teachers or parents can invite. And for parents there is also no limit to the number of people they want to invite to see their child’s activity — extended family, experts, etc. Pricing is per child.
Is it free for parents?
Yes, Educa charges a modest fee to the early learning service based on the number of children. Then parents are invited to join their child’s unique page for free. They can download our free Educa Touch app or access their child’s portfolio via any computer.