Children’s answers to the question “what did you do today?” have eluded parents across Canada for many years.
This week the Canadian Child Care Federation announced their endorsement and partnership with early learning tech leader Storypark, makers of online documentation and learning community tools for early child care services. Storypark helps educators and families work together in extending each child’s unique interests and strengths – providing insights about a child’s activities and development both at home and in early learning environments.
The CCCF is committed to excellence in early learning and child care, and will be encouraging the use of Storypark’s innovative technology to improve learning outcomes for children across Canada.
The Canadian Child Care Federation’s CEO Don Giesbrecht commented that Storypark’s core values of placing children at the centre of everything they do aligned well with those of the CCCF.
“We’re excited about our partnership with Storypark and the learning and relationship outcomes that the software can create for Canada’s early childhood practitioners, children and families. ”
Storypark was developed under the guidance of international experts and practitioners from New Zealand, Australia and Canada, including Kim Hiscott, Executive Director at Andrew Fleck Child Care Services. Andrew Fleck uses Storypark across their services and Ms Hiscott has seen not only better outcomes for children, but operational improvements including streamlining reporting and documentation, cost savings, improving communication, time savings and strengthening day to day practice by educators.
“Storypark gives each child their own private community in which the people who matter most in their lives (parents, families, specialists and educators) can work together in supporting their individual interests and strengths. We implemented Storypark in all of our licensed group sites and in our Ontario Early Years Centre and it has delivered even more than we’d hoped. New features continue to be added, for example the the private educator portfolio section is very exciting and practical.”
Storypark is also the preferred partner of Early Childhood New Zealand and the Early Learning Association of Australia – two world leading countries in the provision of early childhood education.
Storypark’s CEO Peter Dixon says “we’re proud to be making a difference in communities across Canada and our partnership with the Canadian Child Care Federation will help us create even more meaningful outcomes for children, families and educators.”
About the Canadian Child Care Federation:
The Canadian Child Care Federation is a bilingual, non-profit, member-based organization that is committed to excellence in early learning and child care. Our organization is about the value of children. We value children.
In order to protect and enhance our children, to promote their safety and their healthy growth and development, we are committed to providing Canadians with the very best in early learning and child care knowledge and best practices. Our tools are research and knowledge dissemination, the creation and nurturing of active networks.
Working in partnership with our affiliates, we are committed to:
- The importance of quality early learning and child care as an essential Canadian value and a right worth protecting and enhancing;
- The importance of quality delivery of early learning and child care as crucial elements in the healthy development of our children;
- The importance of competent, well-trained professionals who deliver quality early learning and child care with passion and prideFollow the CCCF on Twitter!