About The Daily Diary
The Daily Diary safely shares classroom activities
The Daily Diary is an online communication portal that enables classroom documentation and activities to be shared between teachers and families.
The Daily Diary allows teachers to quickly, easily, and safely share your group’s learning journals, classroom reflections, educational outcomes, important reminders and other ‘whole class’ information amongst families.
We love being able to offer The Daily Diary to our families. Not only does it allow families to see what their children have been up to during the day, but it also allows the staff to educate parents about their curriculums and what learning actually happens during the day which gives the staff great job satisfaction. It is in a professional, safe format, that allows us to reach many more parents than we have been previously using our daily journals.(Stacey Condon – Owner/Director Tots of Tots ELC)
The Daily Diary notifies families when something new is published
An email notifies families when teachers have posted information or messages to The Daily Diary, and they can then access that information via a secure, password-protected website.
Being so busy at work, I get excited when an email pops up from The Daily Diary and I know I will get to see what has been happening at kinder that day. It’s like an instant window into my daughters little world. I love it and it’s so simple to use.” (Tammy – Mount Scopus parent)
The Daily Diary helps teachers’ meet the requirements of the Early Years Learning Framework
The Daily Diary is being used as a tool for Early Childhood Educators to assist with meeting the requirements of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Many teachers are including links to the EYLF in their entries on The Daily Diary, making learning outcomes more visible to families.
“I have been using the Daily Diary for my Family Day-care Service. I am finding it extremely user friendly. I find it does not take long for me to have a story and photos on the site every day for the parents to look at when they are ready. The children love to help pick the photo’s that we are going to use. With the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) about to start, I was looking for some way to inform the parents about their child’s day in care. I looked at a number of sites but found the Daily Diary the easiest to use. The parents have said that they like that they can login at their own time and that we are no longer wasting paper. I wish that this had been around when I started my service 13 years ago. Just give a go you will love it like I do.” Liz (Family Day Care Teacher Byron Bay)
The Daily Diary offers support to teachers and families 24/7
The Daily Diary has been created with simplicity in mind. The interface is so simple to use that hardly any training is necessary. You don’t need to be a ‘computer wiz’ to use The Daily Diary – that goes for both teachers and parents. But, in case you do need that extra help, support is always available either by phone, email or face to face. Training videos are also available on the help and support page.
“Our teachers have always taken the time to create their daily diaries each day in Word. However, I felt that 21st century learning required something more dynamic and ‘exciting’. I came across The Daily Diary and did not look back. I found it easy to implement as well as easy for the staff to pick up and use. Instead of spending time trying to manipulate documents, our staff are able to create exciting, meaningful diaries that the parents (and our students) enjoy. Parents love the fact that they can view the diaries anytime, anywhere and can look back to past entries. A bonus of The Daily Diary, is the message board, which allows for messages to be broadcast to a class, a centre, or an individual parent. Finally, in the commercialised world we live in, after sales service is not always available. This is not the case with The Daily Diary, Julie and her team are absolutely fantastic!” Heather Weltman (IT Systems Implementations Manager Moriah Preschool).
The Daily Diary provides families with a history of classroom learning
The Daily Diary provides parents with a documented history of their children’s activities throughout the year. All documentation is stored on an easy to navigate calendar. Both teachers and families are able to view entries from any date at any time.
At the end of the year, all the entries created on The Daily Diary can be transformed to create a PDF presentation for both your centre’s records and also as a ‘Special Memories’ CD for families to keep. The Daily Diary provides the option to use this CD as a fundraising opportunity for your centre, or you can use it as a special gift to your families.
For more information about the Special Memories CD or the classroom archive CD, email email@example.com
The Daily Diary encourages communication between parents and their children
The Daily Diary provides a fun and interactive way to display important classroom information and photographs. Children love being a part of sharing their day and spending quality time with their parents discussing their experiences.
“Before The Daily Diary, when my son came home from kinder I never knew what happened during the day. I thought all he did was ‘finger paint and play with toys’. Now, that we have access to The Daily Diary, we sit together and discuss the pictures and the activities. I have even learned a couple of new songs. As a busy parent, often home late, I love that time we get to spend together, discussing his day.” (Danny Rosenbloom – Parent FKI kindergarten)