Our Kids & Company Halifax centre is located on the Halifax Harbour, precisely on the historical site of the 1917 Halifax explosion. Our children love to watch the ships sail by in the harbour, especially when Theodore Tug Boat makes an appearance! Our centre is always filled with smiling faces, both from our children and our fantastic teachers. We have 8 classrooms and can accommodate children ranging from infants to school age (for camps, and before and after school care). We are located across from the Halifax Shipyard, close to the bridges and Dartmouth and our children just love it. Most of our children are very well versed about ships and it makes our daily conversations very lively and unique. Many members of our team have been with us for years. It is wonderful that the children still get to see their former teachers as they graduate to new classrooms and we get to watch them grow and spread their wings. Our days are busy at Halifax, whether we are practising our letters and sounds through Alpha-Mania, jumping, running and skipping with our Munchkinetics movement program or giggling during our imaginative costume play. As you consider whether Kids & Company Halifax is the right place for your child, know that we work very hard to support your child and your family. Our company is a model for families of today. The working parent already has a busy schedule, so our constant support and services that we provide make this process an easier transition for everyone involved. Kids & Company is a proud member of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. STREAM PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Our Halifax location offers our STREAM preschool program (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, math). In addition to our core pillars, the STREAM preschool program features an emphasis on STEM learning, a Montessori approach including observations of the child, individual liberties and preparation of the environment, and elements from Kids & Company standard curriculum including Mini Masters (artistry), Alpha-Mania (early literacy) and Munchkinetics programming (movement). Children suited for the program are those with curiosity about numbers, how things work, mechanics and construction, and a sense of independence and self-direction. Please click here to find out more.
We have parking in the front of the building with Kids and Company signs and we also have a gravel parking lot on the corner of Barrington Street and Hanover Street. The gravel parking lot also has Kids and Company signs.
Meet The Director
My name is Brittany Behan and I am the Director at our Kids & Company Halifax centre. I have been at Kids & Company since 2015 and have a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from NSCECE as well as over 8 years of experience in the child care field. To let you know a bit about myself, I have a beautiful daughter named Emma with my partner of ten years, James. In our spare time, James, Emma and I love to go camping and hiking in the summer months. We enjoy finding new trails to explore. Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you. I hope you come to visit our 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.
For the time being, our in-centre birthday party and other live events will temporarily not be available. If you require any information on future bookings or have any questions, please reach firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you make children’s birthday parties a piece of cake? Just invite Kids & Company! Most Kids & Company child care centres are now available for kids birthday parties on Saturdays and Sundays. All you need to do is bring the children – we’ll do everything else!
The backbone of curriculum at Kids & Company is an emergent or cue-based approach that allows students to lead their own discoveries and learning. Emergent curriculum is a modern education philosophy that moves away from pre-set daily lesson plans in exchange for facilitating learning opportunities in thoughtful ways as children’s interests and skills are observed. It is the leading method for early childhood development in North America. Educators must be well-trained to identify interests and build appropriate invitations to learn about the world through experimentation, art, imaginary play, music, literature, movement and more. Gently guiding with probing questions and encouraging the pursuit of ideas, teachers cover age-appropriate concepts in ways that spark curiosity and excitement in a child.