Category: COVID-19

Resources to support educators and families during COVID-19 restrictions

Our new normal – the importance of building relationships and sustainability

COVID-19 has been a stressful but insightful journey for the ECE profession, changing some day to day practices in line with temporary requirements, and others in a way that will never return to what used to be considered ‘normal’. With...

/ June 28, 2020

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. In New Zealand, schools and early learning services have opened...

/ May 26, 2020

COVID-19 A Unique Opportunity

The leadership team at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Early Learning, are without a doubt feeling the impact that COVID-19 has made on educational services worldwide. They have, however, viewed the disruption with a different lens to many other learning...

/ May 21, 2020

How to provide a virtual ‘group time’ to young children

How to provide a virtual ‘group time’ to young children Keeping connected and engaged with your families and their children is so very important during this time of disconnect, isolation and uncertainty. One of the ways of doing this is...

/ April 16, 2020
Mother holding daughter talking to educator

10 considerations for ECE leaders responding to Covid-19

Leaders across the ECE sector are being forced to rethink many parts of their operations as Covid-19 changes perceptions, practices and permitted activities. Over the last two weeks, I’ve been talking with CEO’s and leaders of ECE services in Australia,...

/ April 8, 2020

Preparing for and teaching through COVID-19

In Sauquoit New York, nestled on acres of land sits an enchanting place where children spend their days being outside and in touch with the natural world. Young Einsteins is a haven where children are given the opportunity to garden,...

/ April 1, 2020

10 tips for engaging and staying connected with families using Storypark during Covid-19

One of our Values at Storypark is Stronger together – We include, respect and generously support each other through the good and the bad. It takes a village. Simply put, Storypark brings families and educators together. We have 10 tips...

/ April 1, 2020
Child reading on couch

How to support children’s learning at home, through play

With more early childhood centres being closed around the world due to Covid-19, many parents are suddenly finding themselves in a ‘home-schooling’ situation. This sounds simple in theory, but the reality can be quite daunting. We want to help families...

/ March 31, 2020
Sorting shells

Learning at home – Music, creativity, loose parts & quiet time

These ideas from our education team will help get your children’s creativity flowing as well as some suggestions for relaxing, quieter experiences. Musical ideas Game: Statues, musical chairs or cushions Sing your welcome song together that you would sing at...

/ March 30, 2020
Child and adult baking

Learning at home – Everyday activities and dramatic play

Children learn best when engaged in fun and meaningful activities, and there are plenty of opportunities to be involved in this type of learning at home. Our team of educators have put together some ideas of experiences to do with...

/ March 30, 2020