Category: Early Learning

Articles on early childhood education

No I am not alright! The development of emotional well-being of boys in ECE

At Storypark we like to share diverse opinions on our blog. This is a guest post from Garrett Kett who is an early childhood educator from Auckland New Zealand. Things were fairly simple back when men and women were only...

/ April 20, 2016

Improved communication has meant the need for less documentation at Royal Children’s Hospital Early Learning

“Storypark has cut down our documentation by half. It allows us to focus on relationships with children. There are no daily diaries, instead parents get to see, in real-time, the natural and genuine nature of the program.” – Courtney Caligiore, Educational...

/ April 20, 2016

Moving from rostered duties, to a key child approach

To duty roster or not to duty roster, that is the question? During my 14-year teaching career, I have taught in a learning service WITH assigned duty rosters, and am currently working in a learning service WITHOUT duty rosters. When...

/ March 15, 2016

Electronic portfolios in early childhood education: Parent-teacher communication

By Amanda Higgins A three paper thesis Submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Education Victoria University of Wellington 2015 Abstract  Electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) are a new phenomenon...

/ February 17, 2016

Mentoring advice part two – Leadership

  Recently we asked you to share with us the one piece of advice or lesson learnt from a mentor that has influenced your teaching the most. In the second of our articles on mentoring, we focus on leadership advice. There are...

/ January 5, 2016

10 tips to keep your children safe online

Sharon Carlson of CORE Education is an experienced teacher and specialist in the area of cybersafety and digital learning. This blog post written by Sharon draws on her years of experience and the latest practices in ECE. Internet capable devices have...

/ September 21, 2015

From apprehensive to addicted – Part 2

Part 2   in Hailee’s story about implementing Storypark The Implementation Whilst Hailee did introduce Storypark quickly, it was not without thought into the processes that would make it work for her centre. All stories are approved by Hailee and she...

/ September 10, 2015

Transforming the partnership between home and school

Corpus Christi school has focussed  a lot of energy on engaging parents in their child’s learning. The school heard about Storypark and were instantly impressed with how easy it seemed to set up and manage and the potential to transform...

/ September 2, 2015

NZ government recommendations support the use of Storypark

Wellington Kindergarten teacher Sonya McIntyre and Peter Dixon (Storypark’s CEO) made a submission as part of a NZ Parliamentary Inquiry into engaging parents in the education of their children. This blog post is an extract from the recently released report following the conclusion of the...

/ December 8, 2014

Long Day Care Professional Development Programme Opportunities

The Long Day Care Professional Development Programme (LDCPDP) is the single biggest investment ever in Australian professional development for child care and early learning educators in long day care (LDC) services. There are a lot of opportunities to invest your...

/ November 25, 2014