Month: August 2021

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Sharing children’s care routines with family

The importance of sharing children’s care routines Let’s talk about children’s care routines. A key component of working effectively with children and their families is the exchange of information and communication which is essential for you to truly work in...

/ August 30, 2021
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Building Trusting Relationships with Families

Building Trusting Relationships with Families 2020 and 2021 have presented us with many challenges, due to Covid-19. Although each of our challenges have been unique to our learning communities, there are some that are faced by many learning services all...

/ August 29, 2021
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What is Storypark Child Mode?

What is Storypark Child Mode? If you are an iOS Educator App user, you now have the ability to safely record children’s reactions, voices, views and thoughts about their learning via audio or video using the new Storypark Child Mode...

/ August 23, 2021
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The Importance of Family within the Early Learning Environment

Located in the Ottawa Valley, Petawawa, Ontario is home to Garrison Petawawa, one of Canada’s largest and busiest military bases. The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) provides a wide-range of programs and services for the families of Canadian Armed...

/ August 22, 2021

Supporting high quality ECE outcomes in Toronto

The Quality Early Learning Network (QELN) is a group of leading not-for-profit early learning and family support agencies who are dedicated to the impact they make for children, families, educators and communities in Southern Ontario. Although the organizations who are...

/ August 19, 2021

Canada’s leading Educators are using Storypark

Andrew Fleck Child Care Services has been Ottawa’s leading family-oriented charitable early learning and family support organization since 1911. This blog post from their Executive Director, Kim Hiscott (RECE), shares her observations from using Storypark.  “We’ve always taken a leadership...

/ August 15, 2021
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Will implementing a digital documentation solution result in more parent engagement?

A new research study completed by Dr M.E. Picher on the use of a digital documentation technology (called Storypark) in Ontario’s kindergarten program shows that this technology had a positive impact on parents’ engagement in their children’s learning. The study,...

/ August 11, 2021

North America’s First Independent Assessment on the Impact of Digital Documentation in Full-day Kindergarten

The use of digital documentation in early childhood programs is becoming more and more commonplace throughout Canada and the U.S.   Many of these platforms talk about the benefits that they offer, but until recently, no known studies had been...

/ August 10, 2021

Settling children back into your learning service after lockdown

Settling back into your learning service Having a strategy and procedures in place for transitioning children (and their families) back into your learning environment is of utmost importance right now.  Many children will be straight back to business as if...

/ August 10, 2021

Making teaching visible

We talk a lot about how documentation makes children’s learning visible and the importance of this, but have you ever stopped to consider what else is made visible? It makes teaching visible too! As teachers, it seems to be a...

/ August 9, 2021