Halifax was the first Kids & Company Nova Scotia location and has set a great example for our newer east coast locations. The Halifax location is in the Halifax Harbour, on the first floor of a retail-residential building across from the Halifax Shipyard on Barrington St. We are easily accessible by car or transit, and have a few parking spots on-site to make drop-off and pick-up easy for parents and caregivers.
There are 9 classrooms that can accommodate 132 children from ages 0 to 5 years old. We offer Infant, Toddler and Preschool programs with the option of full-time and backup care.
At Kids & Company, we use an emergent curriculum and learn-through-play philosophy. This means children are encouraged to follow their interests and are guided by our Early Childhood Educators as they learn.
Inside are long classrooms with big, bright windows that create a warm and inviting learning space. Each room is full of educational toys and equipped with a webcam for parents to keep up-to-date on their child’s day. Outside is a fenced-in playground that is partly shaded by trees, allowing children to use the space year-round.
Our amazing in-house chef provides children with a hot lunch and 3 snacks each day. Meals are founded on a fresh-from-scratch philosophy and our food contains no additives, preservatives, artificial flavours or colours.
If you’re interested in our Halifax 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.
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.