Our Kids & Company Royal Oak centre is nestled in the hub of a family-friendly district at Country Hills Boulevard and 112th Avenue NW alongside a Kumon learning centre and several great restaurants and shops. Eleven sunny and well-stocked classrooms accommodate up to 142 children that range from infants to school age children (through a before and after school care program). Our centre is a bright and beautiful space on the top floor with sprawling views of the Rocky Mountains. Our ‘graduates’ are so proud when they move into a new play area.
We know children who sing, dance and explore music regularly perform better in academic settings and tend to have higher self-esteem and social skills. That’s why we believe in introducing it at an early age and run a daily music program that involves interactive songs, rhythmic expression, games and movement. At this centre, we are also affiliated with Together with Heather Music. Heather and her musicians join us each week – on rotating days so our part-time children see them – bringing along age-appropriate tools like shakers, rattles, ukuleles and more. With a background in musical therapy and a successful career in creating children’s albums, this partner complements our music program perfectly. https://rattleandstrum.com/together-with-heather-music.
My name is Amanda Goldsmith, and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Royal Oak centre. I am a recipient of an Early Childhood Education diploma from Mount Royal University and have been working in the child care field for over 14 years. I believe in open lines of communication with our parents through frequent email updates, monthly newsletters and an open door policy. I encourage parents to approach me with any questions or concerns they may have or just to say hello – so please feel free to come see me at any time! Beyond the world of child care, my hobbies include bicycling, reading, and arts & crafts. I love to crochet, knit, scrapbook and more – you name it, I do it! Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come visit our Royal Oak 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.