Are you exploring early education and child care options for your child in the Stoney Creek area? Here’s why you should consider Kids & Company! 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! 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 & exploration and creative play throughout our day. Does your family have a non-traditional or rotating work schedule? Not to worry, we’ll work with you to accommodate your needs! More than just daycare, we offer flexible child care and superior early education to help families achieve a greater work-life balance!
My name is Ashley Azzopardi and I am the Center Director at Kids & Company Stoney Creek. I started with Kids & Company in 2019 and have been working in the child care field for over 17 years. In my spare time, I like to practice yoga, go hiking or to the beach. I love spending time outdoors with my children, Madelyn and Dominic. I have been married to my husband Charlie for over a decade! I am very passionate about early childhood education and providing an inclusive learning environment for children.The Stoney Creek centre staff are so warm and welcoming; they truly love working with the children and put our centre families above all else. Now that you know a bit more about me, it would be my pleasure to meet you and give you a tour of our Stoney Creek centre. Come see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide quality care and education for your child.
If you are a corporate linked employee, back-up child care is available when your regular child care arrangements fall through. You can access this last-minute care for your children on a moment’s notice. Maybe your regular caregiver becomes ill, or there’s a school closure, or maybe you have to work on a scheduled day off. Whatever the case, this program is ready to fit your schedule with reliable, progressive child care for children up to 12 years old. Simply call the centralized call centre at 1-866-MY-KIDCO and reserve a space. Each centre has a back-up capacity to care for a number of registered children with little or no notice. Availability of back-up care is on a first-come, first-served basis. But don’t worry, you’ll be offered the next closest Kids & Company centre if your first choice is full. To learn more about our Corporate sponsored programs, please visit our Corporate & Partner Services page. “It used to be that when the phone rang at 7:00 am a feeling of dread rushed through my body because it meant that my caregiver was sick. Kids & Company has relieved that by providing access to reliable, emergency child care. All I have to do is call, and I know my kids are safe and nurtured so I can get back to work.” – Katherine
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.
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.
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.
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.