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

Subsidies are accepted in Alberta for families who qualify. Contact the Centre Director or click here for more information from Alberta Child and Youth Services.

Did you know we have camp programs for school age kids? Sign up for a day, a few days, a week or the entire summer and let them explore their communities, stretch their minds and build lasting friendships! Find out more here

Smart Tech

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

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Meet The Director

My name is Kelley Hodson and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Smart Tech centre. I am the recipient of an Early Childhood Education diploma from Mount Royal University and have been working in the child care field for over 25 years. I have been working at Kids & Company since December 2008.

To give you some fun facts about myself, I have a beautiful daughter named Maggie, and my husband John is the head chef for our Kidco Kitchen in Okotoks, so I can personally vouch to the amazing quality of food we serve to our children! Every weekend my family loves to go to our favourite lake and camp in our fifth wheel trailer; nothing beats taking a break from the city and enjoying campfires, swimming, tubing, and the great outdoors. A few years ago we went to Port Charlotte in Florida and just fell in love with the area! If I had my way (and I usually do, just ask my husband!) then I would buy a place there to escape these cold Canadian winters. I am also an avid reader of mystery and historical novels – I have over 1000 books on my e-reader (which I couldn’t live without).

Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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  • Half-day Programs
    • Kids & Company develops and fosters the potential in every child through an enriched, nurturing and safe early learning environment.  At Kids & Company we believe in learning through play.

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  • Kindergarten Programs
    • 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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  • Camp Programs
    • Kids & Company offers school-age day camps during breaks and summer for children in Grades 1 and up. We meet each morning at your chosen centre and then undertake daily adventures on-site or at local attractions like museums, festivals, parks and educational centres. 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, exercise their minds and bodies, and explore the community around them.

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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