Our Kids & Company Okotoks centre is located in the thriving and growing community of Westmount. We are situated just across the street from the Westmount School where we walk students to and from for our Before and After School Program. We have 11 classrooms and can accommodate up to 136 children who range in age from infants to our “big kids,” who are school age. A typical day at Okotoks includes unique Kids & Company programs such as Alpha Mania (pre-literacy and reading), Mini Masters (art) Munchkinetics (movement), science, yoga, music and French. These programs encourage creativity, self-expression and our children absolutely love them!
We have an amazing team of teachers who work hard to establish a safe, educational and nurturing environment for our students and their families. We think it’s very important that our families are with us every step of the way through constant communication and interaction. You are always involved in your children’s daily routines and milestones through daily reports, regular newsletters, webcams, events, workshops and more.
We have an entire parking lot with 20+ spaces directly in front of the building.
Meet the Director
Hello, my name is Rebecca Baillargeon and I am the Centre Director at Kids & Company Okotoks. I graduated with a Bachelor of Child Studies in Early Learning and Childcare from Mount Royal University. I have been working at Kids & Company since February 2020 and in the child care field for over 6 years.
I have always known I would work with children, I just needed to choose which path I would take. In my spare time, I love being in nature, hiking, camping, gardening — really anything that will keep me outdoors! The Okotoks team goes above and beyond anything I expect of them. Even throughout the pandemic, they were able to maintain and develop the relationships they have created with our families.
Kids & Company has provided a space for children to be themselves. We encourage them to be imaginative and explore the world around them. When you come to Okotoks Kids & Company you become a part of our family. We work together to provide the best care possible and often see children begin in our infant program and graduate all the way to our OOSC program.
Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come to visit our Okotoks 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.
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.
Kids & Company offers school-age adventures during school breaks and summer for children 6-12, with select centres offering support during online schooling. We meet each morning at your chosen centre and then undertake daily adventures on-site. We plan themes and outings that are designed to stimulate and excite in a setting that is safe, social and fun. Children who join us for a day, a week or a summer create important friendships and exercise their minds and bodies.