This centre is located in the St. Vladimir Elementary School, in the Balwin neighbourhood just northeast of the downtown core.
We offer a half-day program for children as young as 19 months old, and a Before and After School program for school-age children up to 12 years old. Before care is typically open between 6:30-9:00AM and After care is available from 3:30-6:00PM.
There are 5 classrooms that accommodate up to 116 children, and each room is filled with educational materials that support our emergent curriculum and learn-through-play philosophy. Outside, our younger children get to use a separate play area while School Age children have access to the school’s yard and playground.
Children are provided with snacks that are catered by our Kidco Kitchen. The Kidco Kitchen is founded on a fresh-from-scratch philosophy and our food contains no additives, preservatives, artificial flavours or colours. Learn more here.
Subsidies are accepted in Alberta for families who qualify. Contact the Centre Director for more information.
If you’re interested in our Diamond location, please fill out the inquiry form below. You can indicate multiple locations in the comment section if you are unsure about your top choice.
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.
My name is Jaime and I am the Director at the Diamond location. I have an Advanced ECE Diploma from Grant Macewan and have been working in child care for two decades. In my spare time you will find me with my family. My favourite thing about the staff at Diamond is that we laugh together and support each other every day. Our teachers also work hard to come up with creative activities and things to explore, such as our Birthday Box that has become a joyous and highly-anticipated experience on each child’s birthday. Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come visit and see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide the right care and education for your child.
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.