Are you exploring early education and child care options for your family in Sherwood Park, Alberta? Kids & Company has a beautiful centre that is licensed for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children — up to a total of 157 children. The centre uses 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 and 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.
My name is Melanie Evans, I am the Co-Director of Kids & Company Sherwood Park. I have worked in the child care field for over 7 years and started with Kids & Company in 2019. I have always loved being with children, working with them, and watching their minds develop.
In my spare time, I spend lots of time with my family, read, and craft. I am 1 in a set of triplets and have a very close relationship with my siblings and parents.
What I love most about our centre is that the team is like a family. Everyone works so well together and supports each other when needed, and we all love the children in our care. It is a joy to watch them graduate from room to room, make friends, and develop relationships with their peers and the staff that care for them.
My name is Nicolette Marie Bader, and I am the Co-Director at Kids & Company’s Sherwood Park location. I am a recipient of a BA with a major in Psychology from Concordia University of Edmonton. I have worked in child care for 9 years and have been at Kids & Company since 2018.
I have always been great with children and found that my education was best suited for work in the child care industry. I am a single mum to two girls, Charlotte and Willow. My spare time is mostly composed of entertaining my children! I also enjoy rock climbing, arts and crafts, and singing and dancing.
What I love most about our centre is that the staff all have great strengths to bring to the table and their engagement with the children is exceptional. I am big on professional development and multicultural education. I believe that we have so much to learn, and the more knowledge we obtain, the more we are able to make a positive change in both or work life and home life.
Now that you know a bit more about us, we would love to meet you! We hope you come to visit our Sherwood Park 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 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.