Share the magic of early learning

Learning Story software that makes assessment useful to teachers and engaging for families.

For Head Start, UPK, QRIS and private programs.

Meaningful Assessment

Learning Stories make assessment a meaningful part of teaching practice, not just compliance. Educa is an official DRDP© vendor.

Family Collaboration

Create a community around each child. Simply-written stories about learning and planning create shared understanding, and a partnership.

Fully Featured Platform

Educa is child portfolio software and a full data cycle solution. Learning Stories, assessment, plans, forms, family communications & more.

Our Learning Story templates help teachers learning and share their teaching, with heart.

Make it personal, engage families

Educa uses Learning Stories, a narrative assessment format, written from the teacher, to child - with heart. It's an engaging format that families will read, it's assessment they can understand.

Make keepsakes, not discards

Unlike snippet observations, which are generally thrown away at year end, the child's portfolio of Learning Stories and will not only be valued by families, it will be a treasured keepsake.

Assessment that does not distract

Write Learning Stories to think through your understanding of each child uniqueness and your next steps. Then link to the assessment frameworks like the DRDP. Educa is an approved DRDP vendor.

One story, many measures

Because each story is about the whole child, it can generally serve as evidence for 8-10 measures in the DRDP and similar frameworks. This saves time.

Professionalize your communications

Learning Stories that celebrate learning and/or that share your teaching approach build family trust and confidence in your program. teaching.

Build teamwork

Educa has collaboration opportunities and story review workflow to help new teachers. Each teacher has a private workspace for PD.

Partners & Endorsements

More on our partners here

Any Device, Anytime, Anywhere

Print or Save Online

Stories save to each child's portfolio and print beautifully, with borders & backgrounds.

Form Builder

Use our custom form builder and template library to move your documents online - access anytime and collaborate.

Privacy

Each site has a unique web address. Our child portfolio software has access rules for teachers and families - by child and by document.

Document Portal

Share policies, documents and videos. Make visible to teachers or families or both.

Plans

Create lesson plans, individual or group plans. Work individually or collaborate. Share with parents or not.

Language Settings

Users can choose to see Educa in English (default), Maori, Mandarin, Spanish or Arabic.

Set your service apart
Join 350,000 educators & families worldwide

“Educa gives us a place to build and grow the picture of a child. This story can be shared with parents and future teachers, who can work in partnership with the centre to build these skills at home. A true partnership, where else can you get this?!

It also allows us to set organisational goals for teachers and centres, so that they can be reflective and evaluative of what they do. It allows us to lift the quality of what we do.”

Jackie Lints
Co-Founder, Educare Group

(On Learning Stories) “In the past, families took the pictures out of their portfolios and threw the rest away. Now, they respond to their child’s story.

They get to see just how much I see their child, and sometimes they are shown things about their child that they didn’t know. I think it is incredibly powerful for them to see that the staff enjoys their child, and that they are more than welcome in our programs.”

Stacey Lafayette
Early Head Start
“Educa has made our preschool more connected, more efficient and more in tune with parents. Everyone loves it.”

Jane Peterson

Teacher, Early Learners

“Fantastic way to communicate with families. Easy, effective and efficient. Saves precious time for teachers by providing a simple format.”

Kelli Booth

Owner & Founder, Riverhead Montessori

“From a business owner’s perspective the move to Educa has been an investment. It engages our families and educators more than ever. We’ll never look back.”

Susan Phua

Managing Director, Wild Things Child Care

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