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Celebrating HiMama’s 9th birthday with Champagne!

We can hardly believe it, but HiMama is turning 9 years old on June 25, 2022! We are so proud to be celebrating this milestone with our team of childcare center owners, directors, and educators across the globe! Read on to learn more about where we came from and what we’re all about.

Get to know our co-founders 

Ron Spreeuwenberg (he/him) – Co-founder & CEO

After years of consulting for major companies across several continents, in 2013 Ron 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 improve their operations through technology and strives today to do the same for childcare and early learning programs everywhere.

Alana Frome (she/her) – Co-founder & CTO

An engineer at heart, Alana is passionate about imagining and building technology from the ground up. Alana has more than 10 years of software development experience, but she’s also worked as a teacher and continues to be an advocate for girls in STEM, so she’s thrilled to be working on products that aim to better early childhood education. 

What does HiMama stand for? 

HiMama’s team is made up of committed fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, uncles, and aunts, all working hard to build a product and a company that families and early childhood educators love. 

We are a Certified B Corporation® which means that we meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability as part of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. The B stands for B the Change, inspired by Gandhi’s famous invocation that we must be the change that we seek in the world, and we’re working to build a world in which children can grow and thrive.

Our why: making the lives of educators easier so that they can focus on the children 

When we started HiMama it made life so much easier. The staff were so thankful they no longer had to work evenings and weekends anymore”

Georgina Wallace, Director at Wee Leprechauns Child Care Centre

I would say 98 % of the positive reviews about our center are because we use HiMama for communication”

Elina Kompaniyets, Program supervisor at Alphabet Treehouse Childcare

Parents no longer experience a big shift from one classroom’s documentation to the next. Not only that, but it actually opens the door for more positive communications. Instead of educators having to spend valuable time talking about the basics, they shared that through HIMama and can spend the quick drop off/pick up time having deeper communication and engagement”

Shannon Eastman, The Eanes ISD Child Development Center

We have saved so much time, so much ink and so much paper and we have gotten really good, high-quality documentation that shows their learning and their progress and the developmental milestones they are hitting

Terri Elliott, The Family Place Child Care Centre

It is fabulous. Instead of tracking multiple chaotic spreadsheets, I just log in, make sure all payments have been deposited, and sit back and wait for it to pop into my bank account”

Melissa McLauchlan, Grimsby Cooperative Preschool

Christie White

Christie is a Senior Content Marketing Specialist at HiMama. She is passionate about children's development, parenting, and supporting the child care industry. She has been working to support child care centers with their events and marketing for almost a decade. In her personal life, Christie lives in Stouffville, ON with her husband Kyle and dog Tucker. She enjoys going for walks, baking, cooking, and watching reality tv!