03 What is Educa?
05 How Educa works
06 Beneﬁts for directors
07 Beneﬁts for teachers
08 Beneﬁts for families
09 Why choose Educa?
10 Getting started
“We love it. Parents love it. We’re getting
addicted to sharing”
Teacher, Norfolk Street Educare
3. What is Educa?
Educa is a private, online platform designed to bring families and educators
Using Educa, early childhood professionals create an online portfolio for
children where learning observations, announcements and information can be
shared instantly with families.
“When schools, families and community groups work together to support
learning; children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and
like school more.” - (Henderson and Mapp, 2002: 7)
Available on both desktop and smart phones, Educa allows families to engage
with their child’s learning from anywhere in the world, providing valuable
feedback to educators.
Save time documenting learning. Our platform links to the any state’s early
childhood developmental guidelines and any other curricula a program is
using. Simple, secure center-wide and classroom communication – no need to
post information to multiple platforms.
• Lift teacher morale and reduce staff turnover. Teachers love the positive
comments about their teaching that they receive from Educa parents.
• Educa is a tool that can help improve quality ratings.
• Promote sustainable practices and save money – no need to buy binders
when compiling child portfolios or make multiple copies of resources and
• Improve family engagement. Parents can learn (and see) what their child
is doing and the app encourages them to provide feedback. Educa also
promotes sharing of family information and cultural practices.
Educa was developed in New Zealand in collaboration with Margaret Carr
and other leading early learning visionaries. It’s trusted by 200,000+ early
childhood professionals and families.
4. “Educa has helped me to trigger conversations with
my son about his day. I’m a strong believer in parents
showing an interest and involvement in their child’s
learning. It emphasises to kids how important their
education is and nurtures their love of learning.”
Danielle Gillard, Parent,
The Boulevard Childcare Centre
5. How Educa works
The simple, safe way to engage families and document
lesson plans and
other documents are
stored in Educa.
on learning stories,
give feedback and
support learning at
photos, and videos.
Educators join and
child proﬁles are
invited to join.
A private, secure site
is created for your
Managers can track things
like curriculum usage and
6. Beneﬁts for directors and owners
Involve families and enable parent collaboration
Share curriculum and stories either individually or
with all parents to improve communication and
reinforce learning at home. This multiplies the
learning opportunities, improving outcomes.
No more photocopying
Communication through Educa’s secure
portal saves time and eliminates the need for
photocopies, saving money.
Improve compliance and program quality
State quality rating improvement systems focus
on family engagement to improve early learning
outcomes. Educa helps these ratings.
Individualize learning, satisfy parents
Educa involves families and facilitates open
feedback and communication. This gives parents
conﬁdence that their child is in good hands. It
helps teachers better understand their students
and individualize instruction.
Know what’s going on
Teachers document and share learning, creating
records that directors can review. The transparency
raises quality school-wide.
7. Beneﬁts for teachers
Build stronger relationships with families
Gain a deeper understanding of each child’s
home life, connect with family members and
engage with them in their child’s learning.
Easy to use, saves time
No more photocopying and back-pack stuffing.
Our simple technology empowers teachers
at any skill level.
Share curriculum, educate parents
Link group announcements, individual stories
and teacher reﬂections. Collaborate with parents.
Generate reports for a clear view of each child’s
Collect evidence for professional development.
Educa encourages reﬂective practice with
teachers and mentors.
8. Beneﬁts for families
Parents connect to their child’s development
Access your child’s proﬁle any time from your
smartphone, tablet or desktop.
Evidence of learning
Give parents conﬁdence that their child is on a
path to school-readiness by sending updates
linked to their child’s learning and curricular goals.
Involve extended family and caregivers
Using our free app, invite extended family and
other team members such as therapists to connect
to a child’s proﬁle from anywhere in the world.
Parents share their voice
Educa encourages sharing of family information
and cultural practices.
Support learning at home
Reinforce learning at home and communicate
important milestones to teachers easily.
9. Why choose Educa?
• No long-term contracts, hidden fees
or upgrade costs.
You can cancel your subscription anytime.
• We put cyber safety ﬁrst
Educa is a safe, encrypted, password protected site that
is monitored by cyber security professionals.
Customize Educa to suit your needs. Add your logo, and
features on and off as needed.
• Free support & training for everyone
You can always reach us free via phone or email. We
host free, weekly training webinars for users of every
• Grow together
You decide what features we build next. New features
are built based on customer feedback. If you need
something, tell us. We listen.
• Multi-language settings
Easily turn on languages used by your community.
• Industry pioneer
Educa was the ﬁrst ‘learning story’ app of its kind,
created in 2010 by Nathan Li and a dedicated team of
early childhood professionals.
10. Ready to get started?
See the demo now, start paying when you’re ready.
1. Go to our website and click “free demo” at
2. Fill in the form and request your demo link.
3. One of our consultants will get in touch
to answer your questions.
4. Once you’re ready to sign up, select a plan that suits
your needs. You’ll pay a small monthly fee depending on
the size of your service.
No extra technology or equipment is required,
and you’ll have free ongoing access to training
“We LOVE EDUCA. It is superb! Our parents
are using it all the time and so are we. It is
making life so much easier”
Sure Johnson, Teacher,
11. Get in touch with us today!
Contact us to request a demo.
Phone: 1 877 424 6062
Visit our website: www.geteduca.com
“Educa was a natural choice for us as it is far more
interactive for families. I like that parents can log in and
invite their extended family to join their child’s proﬁle;
parents can upload things and contribute to the child’s
portfolio which is a really unique feature. Many of our
students have family in other countries, so this is a
wonderful way to keep in touch.”
Miriam Dressler, Owner
Bloom Early Learning, Seattle