Our Kids & Company Hammonds Plains centre is nestled in a beautiful area surrounded by nature. The view from our big and bright windows include scenic woods, a large field, and a nearby pond. Our kids love to play in our playground, go on frog-catching excursions, or do quiet activities outside in the shade. Here at Hammonds Plains, we are one big family. Whether it is your child’s first day in our classrooms or they are celebrating their preschool graduation, our teachers offer unconditional love and support to our children. We also consider it vital that our families are with us every step of the way. Through constant communication we ensure our families stay informed and are involved in their child’s daily routines and important milestones. At Kids & Company, we use an emergent curriculum and learn through play philosophy. We’re so proud of our proprietary programs. They include Alpha-Mania (pre-literacy and early reading), Mini Masters (art), and Munchkinetics (movement) and are specially designed to engage our children in a learning process that encourages self-expression, creativity, coordination and most importantly, fun! Did you know we have camp programs for school-age kids? Sign up for a day, a few days, a week or the entire summer and let them explore their communities, stretch their minds and build lasting friendships! Find out more here. Kids & Company is a proud member of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce.
Kids & Company Hammonds Plains has a big private parking lot that’s able to accommodate many families.
Meet The Director
My name is Michelle Morash, and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Hammond Plains centre. I am the long-time recipient of an Early Childhood Education diploma from St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario, and I have had the pleasure of working in the child care field for almost 30 years! I have been working at this location for 5 years prior to it becoming a Kids & Company child care centre, and was thrilled to join the team in 2013. To tell you a bit more about myself, I am the mother of an amazing son named Evan who I love to spend time with. We love to go to the movies, try out new restaurants, walk our dog to the beach, go visit our trailer in the summer, have campfires – you name it, we do it. In my spare time, I love to frequently practice hot yoga or relax with a great book. 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.
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.
Kids & Company offers school-age adventures during school breaks and summer for children 6-12, with select centres offering support during online schooling. We meet each morning at your chosen centre and then undertake daily adventures on-site. We plan themes and outings that are designed to stimulate and excite in a setting that is safe, social and fun. Children who join us for a day, a week or a summer create important friendships and exercise their minds and bodies.
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 email@example.com
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!