Pine Village Preschool Introduces iPad-based System to Enhance Family Communication and Engagement
New system keeps parents and teachers better connected with the children they care for and love.
Pine Village Preschool, the leading Spanish-immersion early education program in the Northeast United States, is implementing an innovative new technology in its eight Boston-area locations to connect parents with their children’s time at school. Kaymbu, developed out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is an iPad-based system for teachers to capture observations in the classroom that are securely shared with parents throughout the week, thereby enabling parents to stay connected with their children during the school day and directly engaged with their children’s learning during out-of-school time.
|Kin Lo, Co-Founder
and CEO of Kaymbu
Kaymbu is an iPad-based documentation and media management solution for early education centers to keep teachers, families and administrators better connected with the children they care for and love. The company offers a turnkey solution that includes all software, web services and iPad devices for schools. Teachers use a dedicated app tailored specifically for classroom workflow that allows them to efficiently capture classroom activities for internal documentation and secure communication with families. Located in Cambridge, Mass., Kaymbu was conceived at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by parents seeking to harness the power of web and mobile technologies to strengthen relationships between preschool teachers, families and their children. For more information, visit http://www.kaymbu.com.
“Pine Village is a very special place,” says Brid Martin, Co-founder of Pine Village Preschool. “We place a very high priority on a strong family community and know how much parents want to be connected with their children’s time at our centers. The Kaymbu system couldn’t be a better fit – it allows our teachers to showcase their amazing work in a way that is both powerful and incredibly efficient.”
Jacie Feinberg, Pine Village’s Education Director remarks, “We are a unique language and cultural immersion program. Many of our parents don’t speak Spanish, so using Kaymbu to share moments from the classroom is a wonderful way to reinforce and involve parents with our curriculum.”
“We work with many, many preschools across the country, and Pine Village is really hard to compare with any of them,” says Kin Lo, Co-founder and CEO of Kaymbu. “There is a spirit of community, communication and diversity that is incredibly special. We could not be more thrilled to be help them ‘show off’ the remarkable activities that take place in their classrooms every day.”
In addition to enhancing communication with parents, teachers and school staff at Pine Village will use the Kaymbu system to document classroom activities for licensing, accreditation and assessment standards.
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