Our Jagare Ridge location is on the second floor of a new building in the development beside the Shoppes of Jagare Ridge. We are excited about the large windows and natural light in this beautiful facility nestled in a close-knit community. There are designated parking spaces available directly outside the centre for parents to drop-off and pick-up conveniently. We have space for up to 108 children with 8 classrooms and have programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children. Transportation is available to nearby schools at no additional fee.
At Kids & Company, we use an emergent curriculum and learn through play philosophy. We’re very proud of our proprietary programs! They include Alpha-Mania (pre-literacy and early reading), Mini Masters (art), and Munchkinetics (movement) and are designed to engage our children in a learning process that encourages self-expression, creativity, coordination and most importantly, fun! We often hear children singing the Alpha-Mania theme song before the teacher even begins the lessons, a clear indication of their enthusiasm about learning through play. You’ll find sign language in our baby and toddler rooms, and all our children participate in music, French, science and exploration, and creative play. All menus are created by our chief nutritionist and prepared fresh daily by the Kidco Kitchen. We change up our menu with the seasons to take advantage of local produce options for diversity and also to provide learning opportunities about where food comes from as part of our nutrition curriculum. We take a family-style dining approach to eating that encourages fine motor skills, independence and a willingness to try new food.
More than just daycare, we offer flexible child care and superior early education to help families achieve a greater work-life balance.s
I am Margie Ymana, the Centre Director of Kids & Company Jagare Ridge. I achieved a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and was a teacher back home in the Philippines. I started with Kids & Company in July 2014 and have worked in the chid care industry for over 22 years.
What I love about my team is like we are family, we treat everyone with respect and humility. We work together in order to provide excellent care. My personal philosophy is “every child is important so they should be treated with care and compassion.”
I have a loving and supported husband Benjie, I am truly grateful for having him. We have a son together and his name is Brayden.
Now that you know a bit about me, I would love to meet you and your family! Please come for a tour 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.
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.