Our Centre

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.

In the neighbourhood? Check out our friends West End Mamas! They are Toronto’s only one-stop-shop for prenatal and postnatal health, wellness and workshops.  As a dedicated wellness clinic for mothers and mothers-to-be, they offer a wide range of services including acupuncturechiropractic carepelvic floor and regular physiotherapypsychotherapy and counsellingnutritiondoula serviceslactation support and postpartum support. Kids & Company families receive a 20% discount on their initial visit! 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. 

Our Centre Information


104 Advance Road
Etobicoke, Ontario, M8Z 2T7

Contact Information


Centre Hours

Monday to Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm


There is parking for parents at the front, and additional parking on the side if there is not enough space.

Meet The Director

My name is Melissa Garcia-Medeiros and I am the Centre Director at Kids & Company Islington. I started with Kids & Company in March of 2015 and have been in the child care field for over 9 years. At a young age, I discovered that working with children was my passion. When I am not at the centre, I love spending quality time with my family. My husband, children and I love camping, swimming, going for walks and visiting wonderland! 

My favourite thing about my team is that we are all like family; we are always there to support and look out for one another.  I love the flexibility that Kids & Company offers the families. As a parent, I see the immense value in offering flexible child care to fit the unique needs of each family.

Our centre is unique because of the amount of diversity that we have within the centre. We have a truly amazing group of Educators working with us. Our classrooms are places where children can make new friends, explore using all of their senses and grow their minds, bodies, and hearts.

In our centre, we believe in treating others the way you’d like to be treated. We are respectful to all cultures, beliefs, and personal attributes; we enjoy creating a welcoming space for all new children!

Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come to visit our Islington centre and see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide the right care and education for your child!

Centre director at Kids & Company Islington
Melissa Garcia-Medeiros

Programs Offered

  • Infants
    • day care center

      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.

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  • Toddlers
    • Child learning with early childhood educator

      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.

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  • Preschool
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      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.

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  • Half-day Programs
    • Child with hat

      Kids & Company develops and fosters the potential in every child through an enriched, nurturing and safe early learning environment.  At Kids & Company we believe in learning through play.

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  • Kindergarten Programs
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      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.

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  • School Age Programs
    • Children smiling on couch

      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.

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  • Kidco School-Age Adventures
    • School Age Adventures


      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.

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  • Birthday Parties
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      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 out

      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!

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