Our Kids & Company Larry Uteck centre is one of the smaller Kids & Company locations across Canada – and we couldn’t be happier! Although some of the other Kids & Company centres are triple our size, Larry Uteck has a huge heart and offers a cozy, intimate and nurturing environment. We have 4 classrooms and can accommodate up to 76 children ranging from infants to preschoolers. Whether our children are participating in our Alpha-Mania (pre-literacy), Mini-Masters (art) or Munchkinetics (movement) programs, enjoying nutritious and delicious meals from our Kidco Kitchen chefs, or getting active outside, our centre is always filled with busy and smiling faces from both our children and teachers!
My name is Allison Wilson and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Larry Uteck centre. I have been working at Kids & Company since September of 2010, and am a recipient of a Degree in Child and Youth Studies from Mount Saint Vincent University. To tell you more about myself, I have two beautiful children, Alex and Olivia who I love to spend time with whenever I can. Whether we are fishing at the pond beside our house, hiking on nature trails, or playing at the park, my kids keep me active and on my toes! We also love to relax and enjoy a good movie, read books and spend time in the kitchen cooking up something tasty. Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come to visit our Larry Uteck 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.