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 is 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 to encourage fine motor skills, independence and a willingness to try new food. Does your family have a non-traditional or rotating work schedule? Not to worry, we’ll work with you to accommodate your needs! More than just daycare, we offer flexible child care and superior early education to help families achieve a greater work-life balance.
Meet The Director
My name is Nicole Tolsma and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Jagare Ridge centre. I have been a Child Development Supervisor for a number of years and have a level 3 Early Childhood Education degree from Lethbridge College. I have been at Kids & Company since 2009 and have over 16 years of experience in the child care field. To tell you more about myself, I have a beautiful son named Raine who is the light of my life! I am amazed every single day at how quickly he is growing and learning new things. His smile literally brightens up my day! In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family (my son and all of my nieces and nephews – I have 7!), and doing anything “crafty” like card making, scrap booking, painting, crocheting and knitting. The Jagare Ridge centre is brand new in 2019 and it’s a pleasure to be a part of. We are located in an up-and-coming neighborhood on the south-west side of the city, minutes from the Anthony Henday and within walking distance to some nice shops and amenities. It’s a beautiful facility with lots of natural light and new equipment to explore. Now that you know a bit about me, I would love to meet you and your family! Please come for a visit so you can see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide the right care and education for your child.