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

What does the winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Early Childhood think about Storypark?

The following is a testimonial from Meagan Bell, recipient of the Canadian Prime Minister’s Award for Early Childhood in 2014. She comments on her use of Storypark at the Kanata Research Park Family Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. As we began...

/ August 7, 2021

Are you considering a digital documentation solution but worried it will be too much extra work? See the research that proves otherwise.

Findings from a 2019 research study on the use of a digital documentation technology (called Storypark) in full-day kindergarten showed that, overall, workload did not increase for the educators who participated in the study. The research, which was done by...

/ August 5, 2021
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How does digital documentation help children directly?

It’s commonly understood that digital documentation can help educators and parents, but how does it help children directly?  A new research study by Dr. M.E. Picher on the use of a pedagogical documentation technology (called Storypark) showed that the online...

/ August 1, 2021

A journey to Storypark

This blog post has been written by Meagan Bell, recipient of a 2014 Prime Minister’s award for ECE at Kanata Research Park Family Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For six months, Storypark has facilitated an evolution at KRP – changing how our...

/ July 31, 2021