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Daily Interaction is the best feature which I want to mention. Also, the price is very reasonable and commendable.
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Resham K.

Higher Education, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The HiMama App is Spectacular!

Reviewed 5 years ago

My overall experience with HiMama Preschool & Child Care App has been very positive. As previously mentioned, I can share my daughter's journey with her and this is fantastic. I can also watch her and help communicate my matters with the staff with ease.

Pros

I love the communication HiMama offers. I feel like I am with my daughter on her journey, as opposed to outside of it. I love the ability the software has to communicate with the staff and the photos and information on this app which help me understand the value of the staff and the program itself. I can share my daughter's journey with her and this is fantastic. I can also watch her and help communicate my matters with the staff with ease.

Cons

To be honest - I do not have any problems with this software. I feel comfortable using it. The only thing I would have liked is to have more videos.Other than that - I love this software.

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Phoebe V.

Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Daycare program with all the extras included

Reviewed 3 years ago

I was looking for a software after the fees on ProCare shot thru the roof. HiMama is going to be roughly what ProCare went up to but I did not have the initial "buying" the program cost & I got so many more options for the cost with HiMama over ProCare

Pros

We got all the options included with the monthly fee. This cloud based program is fairly easy to use. I like that the parent gets an invoice so they know their bill amount ahead of time. It has alot of pluses that we have not even started using yet.

Cons

The salesman kinda was pushy & there was some things that I didn't realize until after I had signed up. U pay by the class so we only have 3 price points so we paid for 3 classes. I made it work to save $ monthly. I like having daily ledgers by the whole center, not having to open each child to see the ledger. This is my 3rd daycare software program & they each had their own pros & cons.

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Karreecha N.

Education Management, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Hi Mamma! How are ya?

Reviewed 5 years ago

Having an effective childcare management system to keep records, record payments, capture the lives of children & teachers have been a blessing and especially beneficial to anyone involved in childcare centers. This is the best thing since sliced bread.

Pros

This software makes life in childcare centers so much easier and efficient. This software makes the lives of teachers and administrative staff EASY while trying to capture day to day activities that children are involved in. What I like most about the software is that the activities are instantly recorded for parents to share in the experience of their little ones.

Cons

The software is kind of expensive and took a while to really perfect use of it. If you're really going to get more bang for your buck, you have got to do a good job at keeping really good records. If you don't put your data into the system, you're subject to miss something.

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Raymond T.

Graphic Design, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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comprehensive child tracking system

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

HiMama is an outstanding platform for daycare providers, preschools and early childhood education centers. It offers a variety of tools that make the daily operations of these organizations more efficient, streamlined and effective.One of the standout features of HiMama is its comprehensive child tracking system. This allows teachers to keep track of the children's activities, meals, naps and milestones...

Cons

One of the main issues with HiMama is its cost. The platform can be expensive for smaller organizations and the pricing model may not be suitable for all budgets. This can be a barrier to entry for some organizations and limit their ability to fully utilize the platform's capabilities.Another issue with HiMama is its user interface. While the platform is user-friendly, some users have reported that...

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Heather S.

Education Management, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Saves me time and money

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall I feel that this is one of the best things that I have done for my business. Attendance reports are easy to view and print off, I can easily access and share menus, calendars, messages, and alerts. I can't imagine ever going back to the way that I used to do things.

Pros

I absolutely love this program. I went from taking hours filling out reports to just minutes. It has greatly increased the communication between myself and the parents of children in care. I also feel that it looks much more professional than hastily scribbled notes passed on to parents at the end of the day.

Cons

Price was a big obstacle for me. Having to pay in advance rather than monthly meant I had to rearrange finances to make things work and I know that this is a major issue when I reccomend this program to others.

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MELANIE F.

Primary/Secondary Education, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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It's the best child care management platform I found

Reviewed 5 years ago

I tried a few other programs prior to Himama. I was less impressed with the services and the tech support with those. Himama seems to be the only program with a balance of family/teacher communication and administration aspects without buying each segment separately. As a teacher AND administrator I see both sides of that and as a small private Early Childhood center I need an affordable system. And now with the Ounce package added on, we can save time, paper and trouble proving that we track individual development as well. But the best thing about Himama are the customer support and tech teams.

Pros

Actually the best thing about Himama is the responsiveness of the tech team behind the platform. I have submitted many ideas to improve the service, to assist us in billing, tracking regulated events and ease of recording and reporting information. Every time I received a quick and personal response to clarify my needs. Most of those ideas have been added over the last year to the service even though they all involved remodeling the categories in which they fit. The consistent movement to meet subscriber's needs is impressive to me.

Cons

There are still improvements to ease the need to record and report things like fire drills, but I believe they are working on it. I would also like to be able to add my own developmental categories.

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Ayla S.

Marketing and Advertising, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Hi Mama For The Best Mammas

Reviewed 10 months ago

I love Hi Mama for its multi functional utility, super simple to use, easy to handle,monitored activities, view and print attendance history and in time messages and report to parents make it the best choice of every parent. Remarkably enhance the communication between parents and teachers, which make both of them actively involved and over whelm for child well being.

Pros

For me the ease of application & quick access are the most attractive features in Hi Mama. Without having to spend a lot of time up dating each child , we can easily submit or receive their information by clicking a button. The daily reports are excellent in quality and presentation. This wonderful app provide the ease of access and real time up dates of their kids with pictures and lesson through out the day. Parent Portal stood out standing for its exceptional conduct by offering the ease and efficiency together for its consumers.

Cons

Hi Mama charges a flat $50 per month per class room and the cost increases with the number of class room, if can offer some flex rates or promotion offers, for the price, i think it will be good for the boost of Hi Mama business and clients.

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Max N.

Individual & Family Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent product with great features

Reviewed 5 years ago

Essentially a great tool for a day to day work, with many great options. Tremendous help with customer relations.

Pros

Very easy to use, has relevant information and well - regarded by our clients. Initial scepticism was over done features presenting info in a simplified form, but it turned out to be a great idea-to simplify presentation of data.

Cons

Took some time to learn the product, but once gotten used to- great to have software. Other than learning curve we didn't see many points that would be detrimental in value.

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Marketing and Advertising, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easy Great App

Reviewed 5 years ago

I've enjoyed the available updates and being able to have something available to me that allows me to plan for my child. As a parent, its nice to know that its already written down and available to you at any time vs having to remember information when you get home from daycare like "did she poop today?", "when was her last bottle/diaper change/nap?"

Pros

HiMama allows you to see what and when your child has been up to all day - diapers, meals, and naps are so important to helping keep an infant on schedule and HiMama does a great job. Plus we get to see pictures posted of our little one throughout the day! I appreciate having the reports at the end of each day that tell me if we're low on supplies and just generally how her day was.

Cons

I don't see her activities (tummy time, play time) and I'm not sure that's an option as part of this app (I also don't know if its already available). It would also be nice to know her mood throughout the day (happy, crying, just fine) so I know how my kid is going to be when I'm going to get her...or if I should try and get her a little early if she's had a tough day. These things are not obviously life changing as I already get the most important information already through the app.

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Financial Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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HiMama is a must have for any day care and child care center

Reviewed 3 years ago

Happy with HiMama - recommend them highly

Pros

Software is a must have for any business running child care centers Provides much needed features - alerts and notifications to parents - video feed for communication of child with parents and relatives - attendance tracking - billing and payments Saves paperwork, time and give a much needed brand lift (selling story) to parents and gives them comfort remotely monitoring their child

Cons

Quality software comes at a price - and this product is not cheap as there aren't many good competitors Might be difficult for small child care centers in developing countries with small budgets to be able to afford. Differentiated pricing (country to country) and more support for regional variations e.g. language support would be appreciated

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Esther T.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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My Experience With Lillio

Reviewed 4 months ago
Pros

It makes attendance management easy and it is affordable too. The tool is affordable and effortless to use.

Cons

Using Lillio has been effortless and no issues.

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Deepa M.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Used HiMama for daycare

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall good, I would like better quality media of my kids

Pros

Easy, I know where to find everything, I can turn off notifications

Cons

The pictures of my kids (or videos) are low quality

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Neha D.

Consumer Electronics, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blessing for parents

Reviewed 5 years ago

My experience with this app has been great! It’s providing me daily information about my daughter’s progress at the daycare. I am able to view pictures l/ videos uploaded by the daycare and that gives a sense of satisfaction to see my baby growing and learning esp when I’m at work. The app has helped us receive notices and important announcements from the daycare instantly and communicate with the entire staff at daycare conveniently.

Pros

Hi Mama app is affordable and convenient to use. As a parent it’s been a blessing to have this app as my daughter’s daycare is able to upload her daily reports (food habits, sleep routine on it) pictures/videos and we are able to communicate with all the staff members at the same time. It’s not limited to just one person in the family so my husband and I both have easy access to this app.

Cons

I like all features of this app. No complaints.

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Tiago R.

Program Development, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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The awesome Himama app

Reviewed a year ago

Overall, my experience with Himama has been nice. The app offers a comprehensive set of features that are easy to use and help educators save time. While there are some concerns about the cost and limited customization, the app's benefits outweigh these drawbacks. I would recommend Himama to any early childhood educator looking for an app to help them manage their daily operations more efficiently.

Pros

The app has a simple and intuitive user interface, making it easy for parents to navigate through the app's features. It offers a wide range of features, including attendance tracking, daily reports, and parent communication, among others helping people to save time by automating tasks such as creating daily reports and communicating with parents. Also the app's parent communication features allow parents to stay informed about their child's daily activities, fostering better engagement between parents and educators.

Cons

The app requires a monthly subscription fee, which may be a concern for some educators and I have reported experiencing technical issues, such as slow loading times and glitches.

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Sarah J.

Philanthropy, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Glitches, errors, inability to manage without premium

Reviewed 5 years ago

Again, there are many reasons why I am dissatisfied with this app. I am currently looking into other companies and the only reason why I have not switched already is due to the inconvenience to myself and my parents.

Pros

Parent access, cost (initially), free trial,

Cons

There are many glitches and limitations. I find it very ridiculous that I am not able to edit or manage my own account without paying for the premium service when it is not required for what I use it for as a home daycare owner/provider. there are many glitches and limitations. I couldn’t even change my time-zone. I find it very ridiculous that I am not able to edit or manage my own account without...

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marissa B.

Facilities Services, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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HANDS DOWN 10 / 10!! how did i live without 'Hi Mama' before!?!

Reviewed a year ago

like i said i have such a great journey thus far, There isnt a day goes by that i dont use

Pros

i love how they took every thing that we struggle with in a childcare center such as payments, attendance, ext .. Even when things go not as planned and children need to stay home hi mama has whats called "distance learning " i believe .. .i have unfortunately needed to use this more then i would like but life happens and im just glad that ' hi mama' is always there to help me conect with the child even when not able to join class

Cons

i really dont think that i had any cons, the price was right, they offered a free trail, as well as many different budget friendly options, its built with everyone in mind.. staff, parents and even the children themself. The only thing i could complain about regarding this app is what took you sooo long i could have used you 5 years ago!! LOL

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Marlina S.

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great start for a daycare

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall great and easy to use.

Pros

I always enjoyed the daily report about what my kid is up to and also some pictures from the school.

Cons

Pictures’ quality is low, I’m not sure if this depends on the pictures uploaded or just the app compressing the pictures.

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Brenda R.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Hi Mama is the best Communication Portal

Reviewed 5 years ago
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Hi Mama has helped us to better communicate with our parents. The price is great and affordable. Helps us manage ratios and have better control of our staffing.

Cons

I don't really dislike anything about the program.

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Michelle C.

Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Great for cost

Reviewed 5 years ago

We save time for sure

Pros

Makes communicating with parents easier. Less paper

Cons

We upload a ton of photos and it seems to take a while. Some of my teachers who have used other software like theirs better. I’ve never used anyone else’s, but I like Hi Mama

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Nicole D.

Primary/Secondary Education, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Peace of mind for parents and providers

Reviewed 5 years ago

We needed a way to effectively communicate with parents in real time. We didn't want to wait to give parents updates at the end of the day or to send pictures via personal cell phones. HiMama has solved all of those problems and has allowed us to be paper free.

Pros

It allows direct communication with parents at all points of the day. Not only does it allow us to send updates about points of care throughout the day but it allows us to send photos and sweet notes as well. Our parents and staff value this tool highly.

Cons

It can occasionally glitch or not load properly for a bit. I don't know of any app/software/website that this doesn't happen to though.

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Jennifer M.

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Overall, a good software and love that I can get the daily reports for my kids electronically.

Reviewed 9 years ago

Pros - getting pictures of the daily activities, knowing what my kids eat in a day and how much and what was offered even if they didn't eat it. Being notified if diapers/wipes, etc are needed, however a couple days notice of "running low" might be good as I sometimes forget to bring the item on the following day care day, especially if it's over a weekend. I do love the emails that we receive through...

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Imma M.

Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Reviewed 5 years ago

The educators are using less time documenting. They are actually documenting more however using less time. Himama makes it so easy to do this. I also love the print outs of sleep checks and schedules. really cool.

Pros

i love that parents contact me or stop me in the hallways and tell me how great it is that they have such good communication with their child's teacher!

Cons

The glitches. i also think that the extra package to keep track of employees time etc should be included in the price tag

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Lisa H.

Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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HiMama

Reviewed 5 years ago

I looked into several different apps. and chose Hi Mama. Hi Mama had the best overall features I was looking for. I wanted to be able to track and assess the children growth/ progress. I wanted a quicker and better way to communicate with our parents and give them a way to see their child's day. Plus I had a couple teachers that struggled with implementing the foundations. I got that and so much more with Hi Mama.

Pros

Easy to use Adds Foundations Parent communication tool and parents can see their child's day. Great tool for teachers to record the day, use for conferences, and for portfolios

Cons

It was expensive for a small center like ours and we still would love to use more of the features that Hi Mama has to offer us, but we just cannot afford it.

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Diana L.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great way to connect with daycare

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

As the end user, I love being able to check in regularly to see my baby’s schedule and even see pictures and videos throughout the day! I also liked the convenience of receiving and sending messages through the app and being notified when supplies were low. The app has a simple, clean interface and is easy to use.

Cons

It’s easy to save photos off the app but it didn’t let me save videos the same way. Unfortunately when we had to leave the daycare (due to a move) I didn’t access the desktop version in time to save the videos, so we lost those - which I’m still a little sad about.

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Bree M.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Worth the cost

Reviewed 5 years ago

It keeps the educators accountable and motivates them to complete frequent documentation. It also allows for that extra element of trust between families and educators and the parents can see all the hard work and amazing activities the educators are providing throughout the day

Pros

Creating in depth daily reports are done so easily with this app - it doesn't take the educator's time away from the children or take away from their planning time.

Cons

It does take a large chuck of our budget, but I feel it is worth it.