Are you exploring early education and child care options for your child in Calgary in Thorncliff, Huntington Hills, near the airport or on your drive south on the Deerfoot each morning? Welcome to our easy-access Kids & Company centre in a new development located just off Deerfoot Trail and McKnight Boulevard. You’ll find a beautiful centre stocked with amenities and tools for inquiring young minds and energetic bodies. 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 and exploration and creative play throughout our day.
Our Kidco Kitchen prepares all of our healthy, made from scratch meals and snacks. Our Chief Food Officer is a nutritionist and chef – she works tirelessly to make sure all of our food meets her incredibly high standards. At the end of the day, as you gather your child’s belongings from his dedicated cubbie, he can help himself to a complimentary Grab and Go snack for the ride home. More than just daycare, we offer flexible child care and highly rated early education to help families achieve their educational goals and a greater work-life balance.
We know children who sing, dance and explore music regularly perform better in academic settings and tend to have higher self-esteem and social skills. That’s why we believe in introducing it at an early age and run a daily music program that involves interactive songs, rhythmic expression, games and movement. At this centre, we are also affiliated with Together with Heather Music. Heather and her musicians join us each week – on rotating days so our part-time children see them – bringing along age-appropriate tools like shakers, rattles, ukuleles and more. With a background in musical therapy and a successful career in creating children’s albums, this partner complements our music program perfectly. https://rattleandstrum.com/together-with-heather-music.
Did you know we have camp programs for school-age kids? Sign up for a day, a few days, a week or the entire summer and let them explore their communities, stretch their minds and build lasting friendships! Find out more here
Lots of parking spaces out front for parents during drop off and pick up times.
Meet the Director
My name is Levenia Buendia (friends call me Levy) and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Aviation Crossing centre. I hold a Bachelor of Education and have been working in child care for over 5 years. I was very excited to join with Kids & Company in 2013 because of the strong reputation, family-focused culture and support from an established team. I have two teenage girls and our family loves to cook (and eat!), watch movies, bake and keep active. My favourite sport to play is badminton. The things I love about the Aviation Crossing centre are the supportive and cooperative staff, our connection with the families, and of course our happy kids! We focus on high-quality care, having fun and working together to create a great learning environment. Now that you know a bit about me, I would love to meet you and your family! Join us for a visit so you can see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide the right care and education for your child.
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.
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.
Kids & Company runs comprehensive kindergarten programs designed for children who are 4 or 5 years old (junior and senior kindergarten age) to prepare them for Grade 1. Using emergent curriculum techniques to adapt to the children’s’ interests and skills, we set a foundation of early literacy, numeracy, artistry, and the construction of relationships and ideas. Kindergarten programs are integrated into full-time child care to provide convenience and continuity.
Select Kids & Company locations offer school age programming for children ages 6-12 (Grades 1 – 6). Whether you have a younger child attending a Kids & Company location and you’d like the convenience of picking up your children in the same location or you’d like a program that’s run by trusted educators, Kids & Company school age programs may be right for your child.