Technology in the Early Education Space [Webinar]

In this webinar, we welcomed Ron Spreeuwenberg, CEO and Co-Founder of HiMama. Ron shared his story with us on how HiMama came to be and dove into some key insights on bringing technology to the classroom. Ron also touched on ways to advocate for childcare while making a positive impact and gave his thoughts on the future of childcare. 

🎤Our Special Guest:

Ron Spreeuwenberg  Co-Founders and CEO of HiMama

After years of 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.

🧪Key Learning Outcomes from Ron

  • Why technology? Make sure that when you are thinking of getting more technology for your center or your classroom, that you are thinking through why.
  • Use the 5 whys. When you can simply answer those questions then you have a better understanding of what you’re trying to solve and what you are actually looking for.
  • Remember the problem you are trying to solve? What is the ultimate problem? We all know it’s to positively impact children’s well-being and development.
  • Think of technology as an investment, it will take time to make a change.
  • Do not focus on technology that has the most features, it doesn’t necessarily mean better. It does mean more complexity, training, and more things to go wrong. Start simple!
  • Do not focus on the cheapest technology. The old saying is true, you get what you pay for.
  • Do not focus on technology that only benefits you and seriously think about each stakeholder. Happy Parents= Happy Educators, Happy Educators = Happy directors.
  • Think big!!

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Ria Simon

Ria Simon in the Community Ambassador at HiMama. Prior to starting at HiMama, Ria was an Early Childhood Educator and worked 6 years in the classroom. She taught all ages but mainly preschoolers. Ria lives in Toronto with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her niece and nephew and being on the water.

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  • Susan Chiapa Whiteley says:

    Thank you for making this webinar available to those who couldn’t attend the live one.

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