Our Kids & Company North Vancouver centre is conveniently located on Marine Drive and MacKay Avenue, just a few minutes away from the Lions Gate Bridge. We have 7 classrooms and can accommodate up to 83 children ranging from infant to school age. Our classrooms have large windows which allow for natural sunlight throughout the day, and create a warm and fresh atmosphere. Our adjoining playground provides the children with a great, safe space to play outdoors. Something else that makes our location particularly special is our preschool ski lessons in the winter months. From November to January, we visit Grouse Mountain once a week and spend the day developing skills and having fun on the slopes!
There are 6 drop off & pick up parking spots in the back of the building. There is also 3 hour parking for the plaza.
Meet the Director
My name is Harpreet Kaur Brar and I am the Centre Director at Kids & Company North Vancouver! I attended Sprott Shaw College in Surrey, BC where I received a diploma for Early Childhood Education. I have been working in child care for 4 years, and I have been working with Kids & Company since 2018. My favourite thing about the Kids & Company North Vancouver location is how we go above and beyond to ensure the children’s safety is the most important thing — which would not be possible without the amazing staff we have. Kids & Company uses emergent curriculum — a learning-through-play philosophy. This allows the children to think and choose on their own, which provides a superior educational environment. Our educators are so dedicated to the care and development of our children.
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.