Our Kids & Company Smart Tech centre is located directly beside the University of Calgary campus in the Smart Technologies building. The welcoming community we’ve created is a place where everyone knows one another by name, and families regularly join in with our centre activities.
We have 6 classrooms that accommodate 76 children in our Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten programs. Each program is accessible with either full-time, part-time or backup care.
Our classrooms are equipped with password-protected webcams, Smart Boards, and educational toys that support our emergent curriculum and learn-through-play philosophy. Outside, children get to play on the large playground and visit the nearby pond to feed the ducks and play in the open green space.
Children are provided with a hot lunch and 3 snacks each day, catered by our Kidco Kitchen. The Kidco Kitchen is founded on a fresh-from-scratch philosophy and our food contains no additives, preservatives, artificial flavours or colours. Learn more here.
Subsidies are accepted in Alberta for families who qualify. Contact the Centre Director for more information.
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 Geeta Sharma, and I am the Centre Director at the Kids & Company Smart Tech location. I obtained my Bachelor’s in Education and Master’s in Arts from Kathmandu, Nepal. I have worked in the child care field for over 15 years and started with Kids & Company in 2011. I love working with children because every day they motivate me to be a better person. They teach me honesty which is a fundamental aspect of a happy life. They also teach me how to be creative, flexible, and resilient. I continue to enjoy my now decade-long career with Kids & Company as it is a supportive and accommodating workplace. I love Kids & Company’s mission to prioritize high-quality, flexible care to support families. I love working here at Smart Tech as the staff are fantastic and dedicate their hearts to the children. Without them, the centre would not be the caring, safe and loving environment that it is.
Kids & Company’s Infant program welcomes newborns up to roughly 18 months. Infants learn about the world around them through their senses, so exploration is critical to their development. Nurturing educators support the children while they take in their surroundings, encouraging them to experience everything the classroom offers; be it creative art, exploring with blocks, listening to songs or engaging in story-time. Our infant program encourages children to follow their own established routines, while becoming comfortable and secure in a new group setting.
Kids & Company’s Toddler program is for children between the ages of roughly 18 months and 2.5 years. Toddlers are mobile and eager to explore their environment. As they strive for independence, our educators use an Emergent curriculum approach to learning that supports each child’s individuality. Some of the most important learning outcomes of our toddler program are language development, socialization, self-help skills, and the development of fine and gross motor skills.
Kids & Company’s Preschool program is designed for children between the ages of roughly 2.5 - 5 years. Our educators interact, observe and interpret the interests of our children to encourage discoveries. Our Preschool program provides a foundation for developing greater independence and problem-solving skills; the program integrates new concepts into our children’s world view, promotes sharing and mutual respect, and prepares them for Kindergarten.