Our Kids & Company Ellerslie centre is located on the south side of the city in the Fountain Tire building, off of Gateway Blvd and Ellerslie Trail. Our centre is bright and spacious with 9 classrooms that can accommodate up to 135 children. We overlook a beautiful ravine and make great use of the walking trails year around. We have a fantastic group of teachers who take both pleasure and pride in seeing our children grown and transition through each program.
Free Parking in front of the centre. Centre Entrance is located on the south side of the Fountain Tire building.
Meet the Director
My name is Charyl Sanmillan and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Ellerslie location. I started with Kids & Company in 2014 and have been in the child care field for almost three decades! I hold a Doctorate of Education from the Baguio Central University in the Philippines. When I first began my training with a Bachelor of Education, I realized my calling was to work with children. My work is dedicated to understanding, shaping and loving our next generation. I have been married for many years and have three children. I love to travel and read, but my favourite things are to spend time with my kids catching up, watching movies, reading together and playing games. I was very excited to start at Kids & Company because of the focus on families. The teachers and I have lots of support allowing us to provide the best quality of child care through a learn-through-play environment – it creates a genuinely happy place to be at each day and when you visit us you’ll see a lot of children hugging their teachers and playing excitedly alongside them. I also really like the flexibility available to our parents. 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.