“By using Kinderpedia, we support parents in our community with transparent communication and we save time we can reinvest in the educational process.”
Before implementing Kinderpedia, at Montessano school, communication was done verbally and in writing, through several channels. The disadvantage of this type of communication, especially in a larger community of parents, is that it can be cumbersome and time-consuming.
“Emails were easily overlooked by tired parents, ended up in spam or were becoming irritating because of frequency. Also, when using multiple communication channels, it's hard to make sure the information has reached the recipient. To let parents know how much their children have eaten during the day, for example, we used a table on which we filled out the proportion of each meal. It was creative, but not very easy to follow.”, the manager explains.
Magdalena Voinea, the founder of Montessano started looking for a nursery management and communication software that would simplify the staff’s administrative work and transform the communication between school and families.
“After the initial research, we narrowed down the list of possible applications to 3, so we asked for feedback and meetings to get to know each one's functionality better. Once we had gone through this step, we decided that the best solution for our needs was Kinderpedia.”
The implementation of Kinderpedia was a prompt process. Montessano’s staff was guided by Kinderpedia’s support team every step of the way.
“From the beginning, our collaboration with Kinderpedia has been efficient and reliable. The implementation of the platform was done during the holidays. There were training sessions for the staff. The Kinderpedia team responded to our requests throughout the collaboration in real time, via chat, or through tutorials. We are happy that, at our request, along with a few other new modules, a Montessori module will be implemented in the Kinderpedia platform.” , explains the manager.
Kinderpedia encourages collaborative work. When teachers use the same platform, it becomes easier for them to share observations and work together.
“It is easier for learners and teachers to create interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects on Kinderpedia, because they see in real time what has already been studied and how they can link the subjects together. It helps us a lot that we all work on the same platform, use a common language and can easily follow the daily activities.” , affirms Magdalena.
Teachers from Montessano appreciate how Kinderpedia offers all the right tools that facilitate an open and efficient communication with parents.
“Communication with parents has improved and there is greater transparency of children's development. We upload to Kinderpedia the activity schedule, the daily menu, information about how much the little ones have eaten or slept, the calendar of events, picture galleries of activities and many other valuable resources for the family.” , states Ioana Mitran, teacher at Montessano School.
“Kinderpedia is an intuitive platform, easy to use and has given us a wide range of options. It is an important support in the development of teaching activities, because it offers the possibility of easy communication with parents or to provide them with details on the children's development.”
Miruna Mocanu, is the mother of a preschooler and a first grader who attend Montessano school and kindergarten. She is excited to receive daily updates about their children’s progress and have an open communication channel with the school anytime.
“All the information is centralized, the interface is friendly, easy to access, so even grandparents can manage to button it. Messages and information are easy to track, because they don't get lost in the avalanche of daily emails in the inbox.”
Magdalena Voinea and her team at Montessano appreciate all the tools Kinderpedia brings them in one efficient and innovative platform.
“I definitely recommend Kinderpedia, for the benefits it offers that cover a whole range of needs: real time communication with parents, assessment in real time, concentration of all topics of interest in one place and especially for the fact that this application keeps chronologically all activities, homework, grades and teachers' observations.” , says the manager.
Montessano means Montessori and Health, a unique learning and health concept in education. Magda Voinea Founded the nursery with the goal to offer children health, daily time spent outdoors, connection with nature-mother and inner balance.
The education chosen for the children is 100% Montessori for the kindergarten, respectively traditional with respect to Montessori principles and philosophy for the school.
The entire kindergarten team is trained to international Montessori standards. The school team combines professionals in the field of traditional education with Montessori pedagogues, a whole team trained and vibrating in the energy of health, respect and quality of the organization.
“Our vision is for every Montessonian child to have healthy wings for life. Continued at home with the support of parents, this is in fact a reality that every child feels and will carry with them throughout their lives.”, declares Magdalena Voinea.