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About Us

What we do

Many young parents drop their children off at preschool or child care programs on their way to work. The day is then filled with information – traffic reports, updates from friends, sports scores, news from around the world, stock portfolio performance, notice of a colleague’s promotion and a cousin’s birthday. Yet, with all this information, only one thing is constantly on their mind.
How is my child? Did she eat her lunch? Did she have her nap this afternoon? Did I leave enough diapers? Is she getting along with the other kids today? What mood will she be in when I pick her up? Is he still as upset as when I dropped him off? I wonder what he’s learning about today? Is he happy today?
HiMama was created to answer these questions – informing parents about their children’s well-being and engaging parents in their children’s learning and development while they’re in a preschool or child care program.
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What inspires us

HiMama is based on extensive research and interviews with early childhood educators. We have learned a lot about early childhood education since we originally came together in 2012. However, the following learnings are what motivate and inspire us to always be better and do better:
  1. The formative years from age 0 to 5 are critical to a child’s life-long development and most people are unaware of this well-researched fact
  2. The resources invested in early childhood education do not align to the importance of a child’s development (see learning 1 above)
  3. The role of the early childhood educator is highly underappreciated (see learning 1 above) and extremely challenging (see learning 2 above)
Our goal is to empower early childhood educators with affordable tools that enable them to improve developmental outcomes for the children they work with while educating parents about the importance of their work.
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Who we are

HiMama is made up of a group of committed professionals, parents, daughters, sons, uncles and aunts who are working hard to build a product and a company that families and early childhood educators love.
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Ron...
Often visited his family in the Netherlands and, yes, he wore wooden shoes.
Ron Spreeuwenberg
Co-founder & CEO
After several years consulting for major companies across several continents, Ron has shifted his energy to focus on a mission that he truly believes in, constantly being inspired by the smiles of parents. Ron has over ten years of experience helping companies to improve their operations through technology and strives to do the same for childcare and early learning programs everywhere. Ron holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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Alana...
Started walking early, but never got good at it!  #klutz4life
Alana Frome
Co-founder & CTO
An engineer at heart, Alana is passionate about imagining and building technology from the ground up. After ten years of software development experience across many industries, Alana is thrilled to be working on products that aim to better early childhood education. Alana holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
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Abdul...
Grandma referred to him as a rabbit when he was a kid because of his big front teeth.
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Alex...
Loves the color pink. Her first thoughts were probably in pink.
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Amanda...
As a baby she... slept like a baby - and still does!
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Amanda M...
Won her kindergarten talent show for a dance performance of Madonna's "Like a Prayer".
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Arshi...
Was an avid gardener as a kid in India.
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Carmen...
Watched Lion King so many times, she memorized it. Hakuna Matata!
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Chris...
Was Barney obsessed. Don't ask.
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Felipe...
Favourite childhood toy: G.I. Joes.
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Kali...
Did tai chi with her grandma every morning growing up.
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Katelyn...
Loved to play school with her sister and friends.
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Kiah...
Lost both front teeth playing football when she was seven.
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Krystal...
Had an imaginary friend named Rachel for four years before her sister was born.
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Leila...
Doesn't like Barbies. Has never liked Barbies.
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Michelle...
Used to draw and make paintings and sell them outside on the sidewalk.
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Rob...
Was raised by a pack of Canadian wolves.
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Russell...
Russ is the middle child of five kids. So he can navigate anything.
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Samantha...
Once turned orange from eating too many carrots.
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Savannah...
Was once gifted a lucky penny and told explicitly not to eat it... She ate it.
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Shar...
Took part in neighbourhood bike races with older kids. She won bragging rights & chocolate bars!
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Steven...
Favourite books were Barba Papa & Berenstain Bears.
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Theresa...
Mastered Disney sing-alongs at the ripe age of five.
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Tom...
Has no fun fact
(Probably was a bubble child.)
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Got all four top front baby teeth pulled out.
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Zeeshan...
Built miniature houses out of popsicle sticks with his grandmother.
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Harley...
Enjoys long walks in the park, and a good mitten.
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