What you'll learn

Learning Stories are written to a child, "you." Find out how to broaden the lens to include more about the writer, "I."

  • What is appropriate to share

  • How to make your approach come alive for families

  • How to help families see your teaching, this is not baby-sitting, this is early childhood education!

Director, Educa Learning Story Academy Julia Koumbassa

Julia Koumbassa joins Educa after eight years as Center Director at University of Michigan. All told, Julia has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for almost 25 years - as a leader, teacher, trainer and parent educator.

Julia has a passion for bringing new understandings and perspectives to the work and finds joy in helping educators grow and thrive.

More recently, Julia has developed a keen interest in Learning Stories. She has visited Aotearoa New Zealand twice.