The Bloor Christie location is a two-story freestanding building on the south side of Bloor, a few blocks east of Bathurst and Bloor. The bright colours and natural light in our building create a warm and nurturing environment that makes you forget we are located in a busy, urban district. We are a small centre that has a strong sense of family and community, and we share a lot of love within our walls!
We have 4 classrooms that can accommodate 56 children from 2 months to 5 years. We offer Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten programs with the option of full-time, part-time, or backup care. We offer flex care at this location to accommodate our families that have irregular schedules. Flex care allows you to pick the number of days you’d like your child to attend per week, and even lets you split the time between locations – a convenient option for those that work both in the office and at home.
There are about 4 street parking spots in front of our building that parents can use for pick-up and drop-off. We are also a 2-minute walk from the Christie subway station for families travelling by transit.
Caregivers will have access to our password-protected webcams to keep up to date on their child’s day anytime they are in the classroom. We also have cameras that monitor our entryway and use a biometric pinpad for enhanced security.
Emergent Curriculum Philosophy
What makes Kids & Company special is our holistic and child-centred approach to care. We use an Emergent curriculum philosophy, which means no two days look the same. Educators identify the interests children gravitate towards and formulate unique learning opportunities around them to help develop age-appropriate skills. Over time, you’ll watch your child develop independence, confidence, and a positive sense of self and the world around them. Click here to learn more.
We provide our children with a hot lunch and 3 snacks each days, catered by our Kidco Kitchen. Ingredients are carefully planned and purchased locally, containing no additives or preservatives. We take allergies and food restrictions very seriously and provide clear instructions to our kitchen in order to meet your child’s needs. Learn more here.
If you’re interested in our Bloor Christie location, please fill out the inquiry form below. If you’re interested in multiple locations please indicate which ones in the comment section.
Once submitted, one of our Parent Customer Care representatives will reach out via phone or email within 24 hours (48 hours on weekends and holidays). During that exchange, you’ll be able to ask questions, learn more about fees, book a tour, and find the best suited location for your child.
Our Bloor Christie location does not have a designated parking lot - paid street parking is available.
Meet the Director
My name is Elaha Badri and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Bloor Christie centre. I am a recipient of an RECE Diploma from George Brown College as well as A General Arts and Science Certificate and Practical Nursing Diploma from Centennial College. I have over 7 years of child care experience. Outside the world of child care, I come from a very close-knit family and my parents have always supported me. I have two sisters (one who is married) and a brother. I also have a precious niece that I adore! In my spare time, I enjoy reading, meditation and music. Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come to visit our Bloor Christie centre and 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.