Are you exploring early education and child care options for your family in Sylvan Lake, Alberta? Kids & Company has a beautiful centre in Sylvan Lake that is licensed for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children — up to a total of 92 children. Being one of the few daycares in Sylvan Lake, we are a pillar in the community.The centre uses 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 and exploration and creative play throughout our day.
More than just daycare, we offer flexible child care and superior early education to help families achieve a greater work-life balance!
I am Junior Frater, the Centre Director of Kids & Company Sylvan Lake. I have a level 3 Education diploma. I have been working in child care for 6 years, and I have been working with Kids & Company since 2019. After my high school years, I knew I wanted to be a teacher so I could help others, and make a difference in people’s lives. I have a wife and two young boys of my own, who are always full of energy! In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, fishing, camping and listening to music. The Kids & Company Sylvan Lake location is located in the beautiful community of Sylvan Lake, surrounded by the Lake and nearby parks. What makes our centre unique is our team. We are a very dedicated and creative team. We work to enhance child development and provide opportunities for children to grow their potential. Kids & Company is the best because they provide a lot of opportunity for growth and personal development. I have seen myself succeed and flourish at Kids & Company, constantly learning, and becoming a better version of myself. I hope when people see our centre, they will see how we are always striving to create an environment that is caring, inclusive, and stimulating, allowing our children to make choices and explore their own interests. Now that you know a little more about me, I hope to see you and your family soon!
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.