HiMama Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

HiMama

Child care app for documentation and parent engagement

4.59/5 (3,003 reviews)

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.
www.himama.com

Pricing

Starting from
$45/month
Pricing options
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Markets

United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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HiMama reviews

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Casey Ann Zimny

Love this app

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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SHANNON MCMAHON

HiMama is a gem

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Chelsea Dugan

Child Care to a whole new level

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-06-09
Review Source: Capterra

I am part owner in my sister's Day care and I mention this product for her to try. She wanted a way for parents to be more involved with their kids being in "School" and this fit the bill.

Pros
Great system. My sister owners her own child care center and loves this product for her teachers and parents to use.

Cons
She doesn't have any issues with this product. She completely loves it!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Danielle Brown

Great preface, rough interface

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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Rebecca McCarthy

Wonderful tool for daily updates

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-06-11
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent for communication between parent and childcare provider.

Pros
The interface is extremely user friendly. This software also fills an important role for parent-childcare provider communications.

Cons
Scrolling through many days of photos can take a little while to load. I would also like to see the email component updated.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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HiMama pricing

Starting from
$45/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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No hidden fees or costs. Everything is free for parents. Money-back guarantee.

HiMama features

Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Learning Management
Registration Management

API (141 other apps)
Assessment Management (145 other apps)
Class Scheduling (87 other apps)
Content Management (97 other apps)
Course Authoring (111 other apps)
Customizable Branding (107 other apps)
Data Import/Export (98 other apps)
Progress Reports (107 other apps)
Progress Tracking (113 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (163 other apps)
Self Service Portal (88 other apps)
Third Party Integration (101 other apps)

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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
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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.