Tag: Family Engagement

A connected community at YMCA Canberra

YMCA Canberra has a very clear mission statement. They work from a base of Christian values to provide opportunities for all people to grow in body, mind and spirit. Coupled with their vision to have a community which is connected,...

/ January 24, 2020

Only About Children

Only About Children (OAC) is a fitting name for the network of early learning services which uses a holistic approach that gives children the platform they need to thrive.  Operating more than 73 early years learning, and kindergarten/preschool campuses throughout...

/ December 19, 2019

Nurturing Authentic Connections at Journey Early Learning

We recently caught up with Journey Early Learning Quality and Compliance Manager, Mel Comerford from Astute Early Years Specialists to discuss Journey’s switch to using Storypark. With twelve learning services under the Journey Early Learning umbrella, Storypark is now the...

/ October 9, 2019

Welcoming New Families to Your Service

Welcoming New Families to Your Learning Service Choosing an early childhood service is a significant decision for most parents of young children. Having strategies to make new families feel welcome and included is so important. Here are some tried and tested...

/ August 2, 2019

Improving Engagement With Parents

Storypark’s purpose is to help every child fulfil their unique potential, by connecting and empowering the community around them. A key part of how we seek to achieve this is by sharing each child’s learning with their family and seeking...

/ July 30, 2019

Technology is a gamechanger at Central Michigan learning lab

Mount Pleasant in Central Michigan is home to one of the state’s largest universities. Central Michigan University, with 20,000 students, almost double the population of the city and is known as a “college town”. From its beginnings as a teacher’s...

/ July 26, 2019

Stronger together

Stronger together: The power of digital documentation when working with families who speak other languages With increasing numbers of people emigrating from their home countries to far off lands, educators all across the world are now working with diverse communities...

/ July 12, 2019

The digital space as a Piazza of participation

What is in your head? What is in my head? What is the gap in between?   Digital software for use in early learning environments has transformed the way that information about children and programs is generated, documented and distributed....

/ March 27, 2019

Welcoming parents and families with Storypark

As the holiday memories begin to fade and we focus on the year ahead, an important part of the next few weeks is providing a thoughtful and stress-free welcome for parents and families as they return or start at your...

/ January 7, 2019

Kindergarten, our heart-shaped community

The big deep hole and the tears The first death seemed easier. Otis, the little black and white dog, that didn’t really like him much, was on mum’s knee. Otis never went in the car so something was happening. And...

/ November 9, 2018