Though very close to downtown, the vibrant Marda Loop community maintains a sense of close-knit neighbourly charm with lots of offer families – including our new Kids & Comapny. We provide high-quality care and early learning from infants up to school-age kids. Our space features bright and beautiful classrooms on the second floor of the new Garrison Corner building. The centre is conveniently located just off Crowchild Trail and 33rd Avenue SW with underground parking and easy access to family-friendly shops like Safeway, Cobb’s Bread, Village Ice Cream, and Ripe Tomato Pizza. 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 & exploration and creative play throughout our day. Our Kidco Kitchen creates healthy, made from scratch snacks and lunch for the children each day. At the end of the day, as you gather your child’s belongings from their dedicated cubbie, they can help themselves to a complimentary Grab and Go snack for the ride home. More than just daycare, we offer flexible child care and early education to help families achieve a greater work-life balance. Subsidies are accepted in Alberta for families who qualify. Contact the Centre Director or click here for more information from Alberta Child and Youth Services.
Kids & Company Marda Loop has 2 parking levels below the building with 7 to 8 drop off slots.
Meet the Director
My name is Candy Arceo and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Marda Loop centre. I have been working at Kids & Company since 2012 and have an Early Childhood Education degree from Bow Valley College. I have been working in the child care field for over 15 years and was a Special Education teacher in the Philippines.I consider working with children my calling! To tell you more about myself, I have two boys that love to play basketball and watch movies. I myself, love to surf the web, read books,watch movies and of course spend time with my family! I have worked at different Kids & Company centres that are all special to me. The thing I love most about Marda Loop is beingpart of a strong team and family-focused community. We have a great energy in the centre and we all look forward to our days with the children. Now that you know more about me, I would love to meet you! Come visit us for a tour 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.
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.