Being a part of a vibrant, culture-filled community aligns with the lively energy of our teachers and kids. We provide high-quality care and early learning from infants up to school-age kids. Our space features bright and beautiful classrooms in a renovated building with lots of parking for pick-up and drop-off. At Kids & Company, we use 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! . You’ll find sign language in our baby and toddler rooms, and all our children participate in music, French, science & exploration and creative play throughout our day.
Our Kidco Kitchen creates healthy, made from scratch snacks and lunch for the children each day. At the end of the day, as you gather your child’s belongings from their dedicated cubbie, they can help themselves to a complimentary Grab and Go snack for the ride home. More than just daycare, we offer flexible child care and early education to help families achieve a greater work-life balance. . You’ll feel welcomed at our centre from the moment you step in. We pride ourselves on flexible, reliable child care that kids love and parents trust. .
I am Liela Cayaba, the Centre Director of Kids & Company St. Albert Grandin. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I have been working with Kids & Company since 2016 and in the child care field for over 9 years. I have two lovely, grown-up daughters of my own and a very supportive family. I had been previously teaching for 12 years in the Philippines when I had the amazing opportunity to move to Canada and continue my teaching career. I knew I wanted to work in child care as I love spending time with children and watching them learn, develop and explore the world around them. In my spare time, I like to stay active by attending Zumba classes and golfing. At St. Albert Grandin, we have a very flexible and supportive team that communicates and works well together. I love working with Kids & Company because there is always so much room for growth and development! Thank you for taking the time to get to know me, please come for a visit so you can 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.
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.