Educa uses "Form Subject" -- teacher(s), child(ren) or centre -- to define form types. Forms relevant to that subject are attached to that subject's profile. Privacy and access can be defined in each form. Learn more about Forms here.

Child Form

 - A child is the Form Subject. Child forms can be private or shared with parents, who if they have access can also answer questions or digitally sign. These forms are attached to the child profile.

Use case ideas - private (or shared) questionnaires on children, home routines, medical forms, parent permissions, parent surveys. 

Note: Forms can be mass completed for multiple children and then saved to individual child profiles with an option of sharing with parents also. This would help with permission forms, for instance.

Child Milestone

 - A child is the Form Subject. They are similar to child forms, but have the added feature of being editable when editing a story for a child. And they can be linked to stories. This makes them ideal for updating ongoing assessments or development milestones.

Milestones can be private or shared with parents, accessible from the Milestones page on a child profile.

Use case ideas - child assessments, transition to school statements (where parents can contribute), IEPs that are completed over time.

What To Use - Child Form or Child Milestone?
If you want your form that:

  • you'd like to update while you are creating stories
  • you'd like to link to

Use a Child Milestone template. Ideal for ongoing assessments.

If you are creating a more administrative form or a one-time assessment, choose a Child Form. 

Teacher Form

 - A teacher is the Form Subject.  Forms can be seen only by admins, the subject and any other teacher or mentor linked to the form when it is created.  Others can be added or taken off once a form is active.

The form will be attached to the teacher profile Forms page and will also be available on your center's Active Forms page for those that have edit rights to any particular form.

Use case ideas - teacher appraisals, individual development plans, quality practice elaboration statements, observation forms.  

Centre Form

 - No individual Form Subject required. Any teacher can be invited to edit this form, making it an ideal format for team collaboration and creating visibility.

Use case ideas - QIP, accreditation or centre quality reviews, strategic plans, hazard checklists, meeting minutes.  Centre forms are great for team collaboration on things like policy statements and annual plans.

Related Links

Forms overview
Creating a Form
Creating a Form Templates
About Child Milestones
Setting up and editing Milestones

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