HiMama Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

HiMama

Child care app for documentation and parent engagement

4.59/5 (3,032 reviews)

HiMama overview

What is HiMama?

HiMama is the perfect app for superstar childcare centers! It 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. And it's backed by industry praise–97% of childcare providers say that HiMama makes their programs stand out amongst the competition, and 98% of parents say HiMama increases their overall satisfaction with their childcare center!

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

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Markets

United States, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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HiMama user reviews

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Casey Ann Z.

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 M.

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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Sabrina H.

Good App

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-05-20
Review Source: Capterra

I like this app. It gives an outline of the child's day and also areas where caregivers and teachers can give specific updates for your child.

Pros
Easy to use, and daily updates are seamless. I like that I can message the teacher and/or the director all in the app. I also enjoy the ability to share pictures.

Cons
There are a few things that could improve the user experience. It would be great to only message the teacher (not require the director as well). It would also be neat to like or love pictures/video shared.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Danielle B.

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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nicole w.

himama review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-03-23
Review Source: Capterra

himama has allowed for me to stay connected to my child at daycare while i’m at work. it’s great to be able to see videos/pictures and as well get updates on other pertinent information.

Pros
pros include being able to connect parents/guardians with their children throughout the day. also like how it is easy to navigate the app.

Cons
app does experience glitches from time to time. also do not like that you can’t save videos to your phone

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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HiMama pricing

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HiMama features

Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Tracking
Communication Management
Data Import/Export
Learning Management

API (238 other apps)
Assessment Management (278 other apps)
Asynchronous Learning (199 other apps)
Blended Learning (221 other apps)
Content Management (207 other apps)
Course Authoring (188 other apps)
Course Management (211 other apps)
Mobile Learning (186 other apps)
Progress Reports (226 other apps)
Progress Tracking (219 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (306 other apps)
Reporting/Analytics (310 other apps)
Tests/Assessments (227 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (220 other apps)

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Additional information for HiMama

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 role.

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.