Kids & Company Blog

Tips for Hosting a Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving

  Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Canadian members of our Kidco Family! Did you know that Canada is the birthplace of Thanksgiving traditions with the first Thanksgiving feast occurring in 1578? The celebration occurred on the Frobisher Expedition, in what is now Newfoundland!  Canadian Thanksgiving is derived from European festivals that commemorate the abundant… [read more]

Celebrating Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Months: A Booklist

  Celebrating Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Months: A Booklist Diversity is incredibly important to us at Kids & Company – it is a key pillar of our Kidco Way values and informs the way we educate, treat others, and celebrate our differences. In the United States, from September 15-October 15, we are celebrating National… [read more]

The Pressures of the Bagged Lunch!

It’s just the beginning of the school year and your bagged lunch routine is already becoming repetitive. Your kiddies are getting bored with their soy butter and fruit spread sandwich, however it’s the most convenient option you know your kid’s will enjoy! You are stressing out because according to social media it should be a… [read more]

5 Tips for Back to Routine

As summer wraps up and we start to get back to our regularly scheduled programming, returning to routine can sometimes feel daunting – for children and parents alike.  Here are our top 5 tips to help ease that transition for the whole family.  A great day often starts with a great night’s sleep. This is… [read more]

How to Set Our Children Up for a Bright Financial Future

Hi, my name is Melanie and it’s nice to connect with you via Kids & Company. I am the founder of Money Mama TO and a Mortgage Agent at My Pineapple Financial (I know, it’s a pretty memorable brokerage name!) My financial journey started at 16. I learned pretty quickly to feed myself and how… [read more]

5 Steps to Managing Big Emotions

Our kids’ big emotions can be so triggering for us as parents.  It is tough to see our little ones having a hard time. It is even harder if it brings up lots of discomfort, anger, disappointment and other feelings in us as parents.  Many of us did not grow up being able to express… [read more]

Reasons why we’ve chosen to send our children to daycare

This blog post is written by guest-writer, @ConfidentiallyKatie, a Kidco parent and partner. A video I posted of my daughter’s first day at Kids and Co. went viral on TikTok. The video footage was set against Coldplay’s hit track “yellow” and it featured her taking some of her first steps with a walker at 9 months… [read more]

Honouring Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigeneous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples.  Today is also the summer solstice (the longest day of the year) and it was chosen for its important symbolism to many… [read more]

Summertime: An opportunity to explore sustainability

There has been a shift in the past few years as we become increasingly aware of the effects that our lifestyles have on the health of our planet. Kids & Company prides itself on prioritizing sustainable operations and cultivating passion in children around the environment; as educators and professionals working in the child care industry,… [read more]

Reading with Pride!

Diversity holds a special place in our hearts. It’s one of our core values at Kids & Company. Every decision we make is intentional in maintaining a diverse and inclusive child care space. Teaching our children the fundamental morals of respecting differences  encourages them to understand, and appreciate, what makes them unique.  Reading to children… [read more]