Smart Tech

Our Centre

Our Kids & Company Smart Tech centre is located directly beside the University of Calgary campus in the Smart Technologies building. Most of the children in our child care centre have parents who work upstairs at Smart Tech, which coupled with our welcoming community, creates a natural family-like environment. Everyone knows one another by name, and families are regularly engaged with our centre activities. At Smart Tech, our children love to learn using our interactive Smart Boards in the preschool rooms and adore playing in our huge playground outside. We often visit the pond nearby where our children love to feed the ducks and play in the open green space.

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. 

Regarding Open House: Please note our Smart Tech Centre is only available for tours on weekdays, by appointment only. To book a tour, complete the inquiry form below!

Our Centre Information

Address

Smart Tech
3636 Research Road N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T2L 1Y1

Contact Information

403.284.4920
smarttech@kidsandcompany.com

Centre Hours

Monday to Friday, 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Parking

We have visitor parking and also a road side parking where parents can park for drop up and pick up.

Meet the Director

My name is Kelley Hodson and I am the Centre Director at Kids & Company Smart Tech location. I attended Mt. Royal University and obtained an ECE Diploma. I have worked in the child care field for over 35 years and started with Kids & Company in 2008. I knew that it was my passion to work in child care from the age of 12 when I started taking care of children in my church nursery. 

My husband and I have been married for 22 years and are proud parents of a transgender teenage son, Keegan. Each summer, my family camp’s together each weekend. In the winter, I do a lot of reading.

I have been with most of the Smart Tech staff for many years and know them very well. They know that if they need my help, I will be there for them, and I know that they will do almost anything for me. I love that we have other Kids & Company centres in the city to draw ideas, information and support from.  Kids & Company’s mission fit my own — prioritizing high-quality, flexible care to support working parents.

Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come to visit our Smart Tech centre and see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide the right care and education for your child.

Kelley Hodson

Programs Offered

  • Infants
    • day care center

      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.

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  • Toddlers
    • Child learning with early childhood educator

      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.

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  • Preschool
    • child looking through a magnifying glass

      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.

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  • Kindergarten Programs
    • high five

      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.

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Nearby Locations

1. Bow Trail

4033 Bow Trail S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T3C 2E8

Call us: 403.237.5437

5 KM from location

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2. Eau Claire

101 Barclay Parade S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R3

Call us: 403.266.6691

6 KM from location

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3. Livingston

250 2nd Street S.W.

Suite 110

Calgary, Alberta T2P 0C1

Call us: 403.264.6003

6 KM from location

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4. Gulf Canada Square

#157, 401 9 Ave. S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T2P 3C5

Call us: (403) 475-5561

7 KM from location

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5. Beltline

333 11th Ave S.W.

Suite 110

Calgary, Alberta T2R 1L9

Call us: (587) 352-1762

7 KM from location

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6. Marda Loop

Suite 200, 3425 22 Street S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T2T 6S8

Call us: 403.452.0362

7 KM from location

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7. Aviation Crossing

#125, 465 Aviation Road N.E.

Suite 125, Building 5A, Bay A-5

Calgary, Alberta T2E 7H8

Call us: 587.619.0720

8 KM from location

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8. Royal Oak

8650 112th Avenue N.W.

Unit 7243

Calgary, Alberta T3R 0R5

Call us: 587.350.9213

9 KM from location

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9. Britannia Crossing

Suite 300, 5119 Elbow Drive S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T2V 1H2

Call us: 587.351.5026

10 KM from location

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Bow Trail

4033 Bow Trail S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T3C 2E8

Call us: 403.237.5437 Directions More Info
Eau Claire

101 Barclay Parade S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R3

Call us: 403.266.6691 Directions More Info
Livingston

250 2nd Street S.W.

Suite 110

Calgary, Alberta T2P 0C1

Call us: 403.264.6003 Directions More Info
Gulf Canada Square

#157, 401 9 Ave. S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T2P 3C5

Call us: (403) 475-5561 Directions More Info
Beltline

333 11th Ave S.W.

Suite 110

Calgary, Alberta T2R 1L9

Call us: (587) 352-1762 Directions More Info
Marda Loop

Suite 200, 3425 22 Street S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T2T 6S8

Call us: 403.452.0362 Directions More Info
Aviation Crossing

#125, 465 Aviation Road N.E.

Suite 125, Building 5A, Bay A-5

Calgary, Alberta T2E 7H8

Call us: 587.619.0720 Directions More Info
Royal Oak

8650 112th Avenue N.W.

Unit 7243

Calgary, Alberta T3R 0R5

Call us: 587.350.9213 Directions More Info
Britannia Crossing

Suite 300, 5119 Elbow Drive S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T2V 1H2

Call us: 587.351.5026 Directions More Info