Our Kids & Company Robert Speck Parkway centre is one of the smaller locations across Canada – and yet we couldn’t be happier. Although some Kids & Company centres are triple our size, our location has a huge heart and offers a cozy, intimate, family-friendly atmosphere. We have 4 classrooms and can accommodate up to 59 children. We have a wonderful team of teachers who work hard together to create a safe and nurturing environment for our children and families.
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 early education to help families achieve a greater work-life balance.
This location is accredited with the OCA, to learn more click here.
Parking is located underground. There is a visitor side and a monthly pass side. There are also 2 parking spots for us at the front of the centre outside.
Meet the Director
I am Victoria Asirifi, the Centre Director of Kids & Company Robert Speck Parkway. I attended Humber College. I have been working for Kids & Company since 2012, and I have been in child care for 21 years. I knew I wanted to work in child care during high school when I developed a passion for taking care of children. I have my own family of four kids; three boys and one girl. In my spare time, I enjoy relaxing by listening to music and reading books. My favourite thing about Robert Speck Parkway’s location is how it feels like home. For the 12 years I have worked for Kids & Company, I have been able to grow as an individual, with a great team supporting me and inspiring me to be the best version of myself. Everyone is treated fairly and has the opportunity to voice their thoughts and opinions. A great aspect of RSP is how multicultural the location is. Now that you know a bit about me, I would love to meet you and your family! Please come for a visit so you can 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.