Are you exploring early education and child care options for your child in Calgary’s downtown, Beltline or Victoria Park neighbourhoods? Kids & Company has a beautiful centre at 333 – 11 Avenue SW – convenient for those who live and work in the area and also parents commuting into the core each day from the south. We have four sunny and spacious classrooms stocked for curious and energetic infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
The centre uses 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 creates healthy, made from scratch snacks and lunch for the children each day. At the end of the day, as you gather your child’s belongings from their dedicated cubbie, they can help themselves to a complimentary Grab and Go snack for the ride home.
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
Does your family have an untraditional or rotating work schedule? Not to worry, we’ll work with you to accommodate your needs! More than just daycare, we offer flexible child care and early education to help families achieve a greater work-life balance. Subsidies are accepted in Alberta for families who qualify. Contact the Centre Director or click here for more information from Alberta Child and Youth Services.
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
Meet The Director
My name is Eleanor Jenny Arceo and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Beltline centre. The first thing you should know about me is that almost everyone calls me by my nickname Arcy. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and credits to pursue a Master of Arts in Special Education. I have broad experiences in school management, pharmaceutics and advocating for children with special needs. I am a single mom to a 12-year-old boy and we are extremely close. In my spare time I make sure to spend time with family and enjoy collecting crystal stones.
I’ve been in child care for several years and started with Kids & Company in 2016, drawn in by their great reputation and strong teachers. I started out teaching children with special needs and discovered how much I loved nurturing young and curious minds.
We have a supportive team at the Beltline centre and our teachers bring a light and positive energy. We are focused on teamwork, accountability and creating a great environment. I think the best thing about Kids & Company is the head office support that enables our teachers to focus on their jobs – caring for and developing our kids. Families who want a close-knit feeling and second-to-none child care will fit in well at this centre.
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.