Our Kids & Company Halifax centre is located on the Halifax Harbour, precisely on the historical site of the 1917 Halifax explosion. What makes our centre unique is that we were the very first Kids & Company location in Nova Scotia! Our centre is always filled with smiling faces, both from our children and our fantastic educators. We have 8 classrooms and can accommodate children ranging from Infants to Primary. We are located across from the Halifax Shipyard, close to the bridges and Dartmouth and our children love it. Most of our children are very well versed about ships and it makes our daily conversations very lively and unique.
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
I am Maria Fillmore, the Centre Director of the Kids & Company Halifax location. I graduated from Jane Norman College as a level 2 ECE in 2015. I have worked in child care for over eight years and at Kids & Company since 2015. I have always loved working with children. Watching them learn, grow and explore amazes me. I have loved working with every age group of children throughout my time at Kids & Company. The diverse programs and the support provided are a few of my favourite things about working here. What makes our centre unique is that we were the first Kids & Company location in Nova Scotia!
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.