Kids & Company Blog

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]

Meet the Parents: George Sully — Designer, Entrepreneur and Activist

Our Meet The Parents Blog Series is an opportunity to profile parents from within our Kidco community. Multidisciplinary designer, entrepreneur and activist are all different ways one can begin to describe George Sully.  Based in Toronto, with an impressive worldwide network, he has established a collective of multifaceted companies that leverage him as an innovative player… [read more]

Spring Wardrobe Essentials: Kids Edition

Spring is here and while we are all excited for it to get a little bit warmer, we know that it also means the weather is changing. Some days it’s beautiful and warm out, and others are cloudy and rainy. As a stylist and a mom of two, I want to make sure my kids… [read more]

Emptying the Emotional Backpack: What to do when children get home from school

This blog post was exclusively created for Kids & Company by Jenn Abatiello. Jenn is a certified parent coach, and founder of Your Transformed Family specializing in guiding families around the world to end frustration, guilt and chaos and to find more peace, calm and connection in parenting. We all know the feeling of being… [read more]

Adjusting Your Child’s Sleep for Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings Time is right around the corner … wait, does that mean spring is coming? Woohoo! If you live in a cold climate like us, this means soon we can open our windows for fresh air, and the children can get outside more to burn off that energy which always means they will sleep better… [read more]

Meet the Parents: Sasha Exeter

We are bringing back our Meet The Parents blog series, just in time for International Women’s Day next week, to celebrate a powerhouse mom in our Kidco community. Our Meet The Parents Blog Series is a way to recognize individuals in our Kidco community. @SashaExeter is the feature of today’s ‘Meet the Parents’ blog, and… [read more]

Advice from an Educator, meet Crystal!

Meet Crystal, our Centre Director at Chicago South Loop, and also the recipient of the highest net promoter score from all of our US locations! We wanted to know what made her so successful as someone who started as an infant teacher before she transitioned to Centre Director, what parts of the curriculum she likes… [read more]

Building Gross Motor Skills into Kindergarten

For most children, the transition into kindergarten is such an exciting milestone! As parents, it’s often a time to reflect on our child’s development and make sure they are set up for success for a new year ahead – both mentally and physically. Physiotherapists Jennifer Halfin and Kasha Pyka (from Toronto Kids Physio) work with… [read more]

Picky Eating: How to avoid it and what to do about it

Parenting a picky eater can be challenging at times, but picky eating is a normal stage of childhood — let us remind you, you are NOT alone! Parenting is all about learning and even making some mistakes along the way. We’re here to give you some strategies that might make this stage a little easier…. [read more]