Now accepting applications for full and part-time care! Are you exploring early education and child care options for your child in the Burlington area? Here’s why you should consider Kids & Company: At Kids & Company, we use an emergent curriculum and learn through play philosophy. We’re very proud of our proprietary programs! They include Alpha-Mania (pre-literacy and early reading), Mini Masters (art), and Munchkinetics (movement) and are designed to engage our children in a learning process that encourages self-expression, creativity, coordination and most importantly, fun! We often hear children singing the Alpha-Mania theme song before the teacher even begins the lessons, a clear indication of their enthusiasm about learning through play. You’ll find sign language in our baby and toddler rooms, and all our children participate in music, French, science & exploration and creative play throughout our day.
More than just daycare, we offer flexible child care and superior early education to help families achieve a greater work-life balance.
My name is Courtney VanGemert and I am the Centre Director at the Kids & Company Appleby location. I graduated from Sheridan College with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. I have known I wanted to work with children ever since I was 12 years old and old enough to babysit. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. As well I enjoy camping, spending time in the sun, and shopping! Appleby has been my home since 2014 and I see my team as my family. Each day, the Kids & Company team works diligently to provide a superior nurturing and educational early learning environment for children to play, discover, and grow. We have a fantastic team of teachers who are dedicated to providing a warm learning environment for our children. Now that you know a bit about me, I would love to meet you and your family! Please come for a visit so you can see for yourself how Kids & Company Appleby can provide the right care and education for your child.
Toddlers learn best in the context of relationships within small groups. There are fewer distractions and children’s activities are more focused. In Kids & Company toddler classrooms, our small groups allow very young children to make connections, form caring relationships, and learn to understand other children.
All two-year-olds examine everything they see, hear, feel and observe in an attempt to make sense of the world around them. In our preschool programs, Kids & Company teachers interact, observe and interpret the interests of preschool students to encourage further discoveries by planning activities and investigations that expand your child’s learning.
At Kids & Company, we work with your family to ensure that the transition is a smooth one. Before your child’s first day, we’ll provide information on what to expect. We’ll create an integration schedule that is right for your child and every day that your child is in the classroom, you’ll receive a daily report that lets you know how your child’s day was. You’ll also be able to see him or her on our in classroom web cameras. The Centre Director will even send you an email before the end of the day if your child has a special “wow” moment that day.