Hi Mama is a Parent Engagement software application that The Vine Preschool uses to communicate with parents on a daily basis about the progress of their children and the daily activities that they participate in.
The Hi Mama application is extremely beneficial to the Staff at The Vine Preschool because in enables the Staff to be able to demonstrate to the parents all that goes on throughout their child’s preschool day. In many situations, the Staff will capture moments and take pictures or video then submit them through Hi Mama to illustrate the activities as well as the developmental milestones that the children are experiencing.
We have had nothing but great responses from both parents and staff about how nice it is to have an engagement software program that captures the memories and the essence of what truly goes on throughout the preschool day.
Once your child is enrolled at The Vine Preschool, they are automatically enrolled in ABCMouse for FREE. There is so much that can be said about the benefits of the ABC Mouse program. But first and foremost, The Vine Preschool is not a Preschool program with excessive screen time.
ABC Mouse provides children with fun and engaging activities, games and songs related to educational concepts. ABCMouse initially sets up your child’s “Learning Path” based on your child’s age. Once your child experiences the games and activities, the Learning Path is adjusted to best meet your child’s developmental readiness skills.
What makes our ABCMouse collaboration great is that your child’s teacher can go in the classroom account and adjust your child’s Learning Path based on the current monthly themes!
We do not want to ever force children through the learning process so even when the teachers add to the child’s Learning Path, it is always optional. We know that learning takes place when children are engaged. It is our job as teachers to create an engaging learning environment in school. That also applies to the ABCMouse program. Whatever engages the child is supported but ABCMouse will always be an extension of the learning process: not the main focus.
Once your child is enrolled with an ABCMouse account, other siblings in your household can also receive a FREE account for the entire time that your child is enrolled at The Vine Preschool. ABCMouse is an educational program for children through second grade.
The Vine Preschool offers a great program called Power Tots which is available once a week for 30 minutes per session. We currently have three classes with a maximum of 12 children in each class. The instructors are fantastic and they bring all of the equipment with them for the students.
Power Tots is separate from our program and the registration and reasonable monthly payment is processed between the families and Power Tots. The monthly fee is for four sessions each month and it is optional.
Watching the children progress from beginning skills to more advanced skills has been wonderful to observe! The children are always very proud of their accomplishments and the instructors are wonderful at taking their time for students or who are more hesitant and moving along for those students who are ready.
We were so pleased when we were able to receive little report cards for each student discussing the skills that they had been introduced to and then the skills that they were moving onto. What we also like about the Power Tots program is that it empowers the students with their physical development skills and increases their gross motor abilities.