Our Etobicoke location is on the first floor of the Bloor Islington Place office tower at the corner of Bloor St. W. and Islington Ave. We are conveniently located near the Islington subway station and have designated parking spots in the underground parking lot for 20-minute drop-off and pick-up at no charge.
Our site is a comfortable respite from this busy part of Etobicoke, designed with 5 classrooms that can accommodate up to 74 children. Each classroom is equipped with a webcam that caregivers can access on the days their children are in our care. Outside, we have 3 fenced-in play areas beside the building with lots of shade, a soft floor, and many toys to explore.
We offer Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten programs with the option of full-time, part-time, or backup care. We also provide our children with a hot lunch and 3 snacks each day, 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.
If you’re interested in our Etobicoke 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.
There are underground parking daycare spots for 20 minute drop off on P1 at no charge.
Meet the Director
My name is Stephanie Samanica and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Etobicoke centre. I have a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Seneca College and have been working in the child care field since I was 15 years old. Prior to becoming a Director, I was a teacher in the infant room for 6 years. During this time I gained invaluable experience and a thorough understanding of our proprietary programs, child development and the daily classroom routines.
Beyond the world of child care, I enjoy spending time with my partner, David and I am the mother of two lovely boys, Adamo and Luca. My children are amusement park junkies, so we spend most of our summer visiting Canada’s Wonderland, Centre Island, The Ex, or any other outdoor park. They also love jumping on our trampoline, swimming, and just being active. They really keep me busy! My dream vacation is going to Disneyland as a family…maybe coming second on my list to seeing Hawaii with my husband. In my spare time, I like to go out dancing and have barbecues with my friends and family. I also love to relax with a good book or explore my neighbourhood while on a jog. Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come to visit our Etobicoke centre and see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide the right care and education for your child.
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.