Sylvan Lake

Our Centre

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. Does your family have an untraditional 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 early education to help families achieve a greater work-life balance. 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.

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Sylvan Lake

230 - 49 Hinshaw Drive
Sylvan Lake, Alberta T4S 0K5

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Our Centre Information

Address

Sylvan Lake
230 - 49 Hinshaw Drive
Sylvan Lake, Alberta, T4S 0K5

Contact Information

403-864-9936
sylvanlake@kidsandcompany.com

Centre Hours

Monday to Friday, 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Meet The Director

Hi, my name is Tara Gardner and I am the Centre Director at Kids & Company Sylvan Lake. I have a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from the College of the North Atlantic. I have over 19 years of experience in childcare! From a young age, I knew this was the field I wanted to be in; I loved babysitting and volunteering at daycare centres. As for me, I am married to my husband Kaleb. We have three handsome boys. Ethan who has down syndrome and is so amazing and twin boys – Kale and Kasey. I love being a mom. It’s challenging but so rewarding. In my spare time, I like to read, write, bike, swim, camp and go for long walks and road trips. My favourite thing about our centre is the brightness it has when you walk in. The staff are awesome and we have a wonderful team. People say it takes a village to raise a family and the same goes for Kids & Company. We work as a team to enhance child development and provide opportunities for children to further their potential. At Kids & Company, we are so happy that we have the privilege of helping families in our community. We provide a caring, inclusive and stimulating environment that allows children to make choices and explore their interests. Building bonds with each child is very important, it helps to build a trusting, caring relationship. I would love to meet you! Come by our Sylvan Lake Centre for a visit and see all that Kids & Company has to offer.

Tara Gardner

Programs Offered

  • Infants
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      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
    • Child learning with early childhood educator

      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
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      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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  • Kindergarten Programs
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      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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  • School Age Programs
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      Select Kids & Company locations offer after school 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 an after school program that’s run by trusted educators, Kids & Company school age programs may be right for your child.

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