Are you exploring early education and child care options for your child in the North Vancouver area? Here’s why you should consider Kids & Company: 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.
More than just daycare, we offer flexible child care and superior early education to help families achieve a greater work-life balance.
Three spots available for parents on the other side of the train tracks behind the building.
Meet The Director
My name is Catherine Bolton and I am the Centre Director at Kids & Company North Van Esplanade. I graduated from the Native Education Dept. College with an Early Childhood Educators Certificate. I have been working in child care for over 11 years. I am a single mother to two young adults Jeremy and Errin; with two beautiful grandchildren, Dominic and Aubree. What I love most about the centre is my team. They’re amazing — everyone works together to create a fun and positive environment for the children. They’re always coming up with creative new ways to engage the children and keep them interested. We are unique because we are located next to the historic shipyards which provided ships for Canada for over 100 years. The view is also amazing, we are located next to the ocean, surrounded by trees, and right below the mountains. Now that you know a bit more about me, it would be my pleasure to meet you and give you a tour of our Esplanade centre. Come see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide quality 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.