HiMama

Child care app for documentation and parent engagement

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HiMama Overview

What is HiMama?

HiMama is a fun and easy-to-use app for child care and early learning programs that are tired of the same old paperwork. HiMama provides a quick and simple way to document and share children's activities, everything from funny moments to developmental achievements, to involve parents and improve learning outcomes for children.

The app was designed based on extensive consultations with Early Childhood Educators, Supervisors and Directors of child care and early learning programs. As a result, the app, which is used on tablets by Educators in the classrooms, is both intuitive to use, as well as comprehensive in the features that it offers.

For documentation, the app helps with recording meals, naps, behavior, and activities with the ability to add photos and videos. For parent engagement, the app allows for real-time parent communications, digital daily reports and instant messaging. For reporting, the app provides attendance reports, child portfolios, and development assessments for children's developmental progress.

HiMama Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$45,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

No hidden fees or costs. Everything is free for parents. Money-back guarantee.


HiMama Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Supported Languages
English

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HiMama Reviews

HiMama Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
1982

Very good
846

Average
151

Poor
26

Terrible
3

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,6
94% recommended this app
Casey ann Z.

Love this app

I love how easy this app is to use. At a touch of a button I can find out when and what my 2 year old ate, how long he napped, when he had his diaper changed, and photos of his activity throughout the day! I also like that I can see these updates in real-time. Our previous daycare used a different app that wouldn’t allow us to see his daily updates until his teacher signed him out at the end of the day.


Shannon M.

HiMama is a gem

Overall, I am very happy with my choice to implement HiMama in my school. The parents, and prospective parents , are impressed with the level of communication it allows us to have throughout the day. As an educator, I am please to be able to monitor the types of activities my teachers are providing the children and like that the Development Evidence provides a snapshot of this information for me, both as a Director and a parent. We recently added on the Development Assessment feature, which was the one thing that had previously been missing for me. I feel that HiMama is now a comprehensive tool that makes communication among teachers, parents, and administration the best it can be.


Kolby R.

Peace of Mind

Overall, while we were users of HiMama it was easy, quick to set up and log in and easily able to log in for updates.


Danielle B.

Great preface, rough interface

It started out a little odd but once we got it up and running we were happy until we started seeing all the weird quirks. You can’t put in a student our parents address we put them in notes which was odd, the billing aspect is awful you can’t connect families, it started out a little odd but once we got it up and running we were happy until we started seeing all the weird quirks. You can’t put in a student our parents address we put them in notes which was odd, the billing aspect is awful you can’t connect families, no immunization record keeping. It’s fit for businesses that do not have to keep specific record keeping for tax purposes .


Taylor H.

HiMama Review

I love this app and how easy it is. We switched from Tadpoles and I like this app better.


Casey ann Z.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Love this app

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/12/19
Review Source: Capterra

I love how easy this app is to use. At a touch of a button I can find out when and what my 2 year old ate, how long he napped, when he had his diaper changed, and photos of his activity throughout the day! I also like that I can see these updates in real-time. Our previous daycare used a different app that wouldn’t allow us to see his daily updates until his teacher signed him out at the end of the day.

Pros

Ease of use, real-time updates/entries, clear photos, and way communication with teachers

Cons

I don’t have a con for this app. It provides us with everything we need.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Shannon M.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

HiMama is a gem

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/12/20
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I am very happy with my choice to implement HiMama in my school. The parents, and prospective parents , are impressed with the level of communication it allows us to have throughout the day. As an educator, I am please to be able to monitor the types of activities my teachers are providing the children and like that the Development Evidence provides a snapshot of this information for me, both as a Director and a parent. We recently added on the Development Assessment feature, which was the one thing that had previously been missing for me. I feel that HiMama is now a comprehensive tool that makes communication among teachers, parents, and administration the best it can be.

Pros

I like the ability to send messages, either to an individual, a classroom, or to the entire center. It makes communication with my families quite easy. I also like that I have the ability to send a whole school text blast (if needed) for more emergent matters. While I haven't used that feature yet, it gives me peace of mind knowing I can reach all my families in an emergency. I also like the real time classroom counts, the attendance reports, and the wealth of information it provides parents.

Cons

When uploading activities/lesson plans, it would be helpful for the teachers to have the ability to save a week's plans. This would allow teachers to copy and paste frequently used activities, which would in turn,save them time when inputting plans.
I also am not fond of certain adjectives used to describe the "mood" of a child, when , without context, can be misunderstood by a parent. I have instructed my teachers to only use positive descriptors and to save other adjectives for in person communication.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Kolby R.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees

Peace of Mind

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/10/13
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, while we were users of HiMama it was easy, quick to set up and log in and easily able to log in for updates.

Pros

I am not a first time mom but there is a large gap in age between my children(10plus years) and while I was not concerned about video I did enjoy seeing pictures of them uploaded throughout the day. I appreciated being able to look back on receipts when it came time for tax season as well.

Cons

There was very little that I did not like about the software. I would say as a care provider please make sure you are staying up to date on using the system. Some parents may need it and depend on it for their peace during the date

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Danielle B.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great preface, rough interface

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

It started out a little odd but once we got it up and running we were happy until we started seeing all the weird quirks. You can’t put in a student our parents address we put them in notes which was odd, the billing aspect is awful you can’t connect families, it started out a little odd but once we got it up and running we were happy until we started seeing all the weird quirks. You can’t put in a student our parents address we put them in notes which was odd, the billing aspect is awful you can’t connect families, no immunization record keeping. It’s fit for businesses that do not have to keep specific record keeping for tax purposes .

Pros

Looks great, easy for parents to use, checking in and out is easy. Easy to create tuition plans.

Cons

All the behind the scenes billing is awful. Nothing makes sense for bookkeeping purposes.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Taylor H.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

HiMama Review

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/16
Review Source: Capterra

I love this app and how easy it is. We switched from Tadpoles and I like this app better.

Pros

I love getting updates on my son while he's at daycare. It creates such a piece of mind when I'm at work.

Cons

I don't have anything to complain about with this software. It's so far been really great and easy to use.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 3 008 user ratings
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HiMama Pricing

HiMama Pricing

Starting from
US$45,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

No hidden fees or costs. Everything is free for parents. Money-back guarantee.

No hidden fees or costs. Everything is free for parents. Money-back guarantee.

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 3 008 user ratings
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HiMama Features

HiMama Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for HiMama

Additional information for HiMama

Key features of HiMama

  • Attendance Management
  • Child Daily Reports
  • Child Developmental Report
  • Child Sign In & Sign Out
  • Child e-Portfolio
  • Events Calendar
  • Lesson Planning
  • Meals Tracking
  • Parent Text Messaging
  • Real-Time Parent Communications

Benefits

Document: Record photos, observations and activities on a tablet - 88% of customers say HiMama improves the quality of their programs.

Report: Automatically generate attendance reports, child portfolios and developmental assessment reports - 93% of customers say HiMama saves them time on reporting.

Communicate: Keep parents informed with automatic updates sent directly to their email or mobile phone - 95% of customers say HiMama fosters better communication with parents.

Modernize: Intuitive to use and simple to set up, and HiMama's team is always available to help users - 92% of HiMama customers say the app is easy to use (39% consider themselves not to be "tech-savvy").

Empower: State of the art early learning tool makes educators jobs more effective and enriching - 86% of customers say HiMama empowers them in their roll.

Delight: Real-time updates to parents with photos, videos and stories make for happy families - 98% of parents say HiMama adds to their overall satisfaction with their child care program.

Standout: Reports and portfolios make your programming shine in the eyes of parents - 97% of customers say HiMama makes them standout from other programs.

HiMama FAQs

HiMama FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for HiMama.

Q. What type of pricing plans does HiMama offer?

HiMama offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$45,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

No hidden fees or costs. Everything is free for parents. Money-back guarantee.

Q. What are the main features of HiMama?

HiMama offers the following features:

  • Attendance Management
  • Child Daily Reports
  • Child Developmental Report
  • Child Sign In & Sign Out
  • Child e-Portfolio
  • Events Calendar
  • Lesson Planning
  • Meals Tracking
  • Parent Text Messaging
  • Real-Time Parent Communications

Q. Who are the typical users of HiMama?

HiMama has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does HiMama support?

HiMama supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does HiMama offer?

HiMama has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does HiMama support mobile devices?

HiMama supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone

Q. What other apps does HiMama integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations HiMama has

Q. What level of support does HiMama offer?

HiMama offers the following support options:

FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials, Knowledge Base