Our Kids & Company Bedford centre is one of the largest child care centres in Atlantic Canada and is conveniently located at the top of Larry Uteck behind the CIBC building. We are one of the biggest Kids & Company centres with 10 classrooms that can accommodate up to 176 children ranging from infants to age 5. Our centre has spacious rooms, high ceilings, and large windows which help to create a fresh and warm learning environment. We also have a massive outdoor playground where our children love to run, play, and take part in physical activity programming. We have an amazing group of teachers who work hard to bring out the best in each and every child.
We have free parking out front of the building in the parking lot.
Meet the Director
My name is Kelly Richards and I am the Centre Director at Kids & Company Bedford. I am a recipient of diploma from St. Joseph’s College of Early Childhood Education and have been in the child care field for over 15 years. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, having coffee with my friends and reading a good book in the sun. I love the diversity of our Bedford families and the strong sense of community. All of our families and teachers know each other so well and it never ceases to make me smile!
Kids & Company’s Infant program welcomes newborns up to roughly 18 months. Infants learn about the world around them through their senses, so exploration is critical to their development. Nurturing educators support the children while they take in their surroundings, encouraging them to experience everything the classroom offers; be it creative art, exploring with blocks, listening to songs or engaging in story-time. Our infant program encourages children to follow their own established routines, while becoming comfortable and secure in a new group setting.
Kids & Company’s Toddler program is for children between the ages of roughly 18 months and 2.5 years. Toddlers are mobile and eager to explore their environment. As they strive for independence, our educators use an Emergent curriculum approach to learning that supports each child’s individuality. Some of the most important learning outcomes of our toddler program are language development, socialization, self-help skills, and the development of fine and gross motor skills.
Kids & Company’s Preschool program is designed for children between the ages of roughly 2.5 - 5 years. Our educators interact, observe and interpret the interests of our children to encourage discoveries. Our Preschool program provides a foundation for developing greater independence and problem-solving skills; the program integrates new concepts into our children’s world view, promotes sharing and mutual respect, and prepares them for Kindergarten.
Kids & Company’s School Age program accepts children from 5 - 12 years old (Grade 1 - 6) and is available at select locations. Programs include Before and After School Care, School Break Programming, and Summer Camp. Classroom space exists for smaller groups to gather, and activities are designed to meet the needs of varying developmental levels, touching on arts, science, math, drama, imaginative play, and physical fitness. Educators are also available to provide academic support for children that wish to do their homework during After School Care.