Our Kids & Company Islington centre is located near Islington Road just south of Bloor. Our centre has 7 classrooms and can accommodate up to 100 children. Every day our centre is brightly illuminated by the sun shining through our large classroom windows, creating a warm and fresh learning environment. The brightness of our centre is matched by the positivity and energy of our fantastic teachers, who work hard to bring out the best in your children! We offer a variety of proprietary programs including Alpha-Mania (pre-literacy), Mini Masters (art) and Munchkinetics (movement), which are all designed to engage our children in a unique and interactive learning process. We also have great indoor and outdoor play spaces that keep our little ones active no matter what the weather brings. We also offer before and after care for school-age children!
There is parking for parents at the front, and additional parking on the side if there is not enough space.
Meet the Director
I am Kemesha, the Centre Director of Kids & Company Islington. I attended Seneca College, where I received a diploma in Early Childhood Education. I have been working in child care for over 15 years, and I have been working with Kids & Company since 2008. My passion has always been teaching young children. Watching them develop and grow to reach their milestones is a rewarding part of the career. The Kids & Company Islington location is unique because our programs we offer provides children with a home away from home atmosphere. We have a very spacious playground where children can practice all their gross motor skills. I am so passionate about working at Kids & Company because of the career growth it offers to its employees. Now that you know a little more about me, please come for a visit so you can 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.