Tamarack

Our Centre

Are you exploring early education and child care options for your child in the Tamarack neighbourhood? Our Kids & Company Edmonton Tamarack centre is located near the intersection of 17 Street and Tamarack Way NW, easily accessible via Anthony Henday Drive or Whitemud Drive NW. Our centre can accommodate up to 100 children ranging from infant to 5 years. Our classrooms are bright and sunny with huge windows looking into our learning spaces. Our large playground is right outside of our doors so that we can enjoy unstructured play and the great outdoors year-round. 

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.

More than just daycare, we offer flexible child care and early education to help families achieve a greater work-life balance.

STREAM PRESCHOOL Our Tamarack location offers the STREAM preschool program (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, math). In addition to our core pillars, the STREAM preschool program features: an emphasis on STEM learning, a Montessori approach including observations of the child, individual liberties and preparation of the environment, and elements from Kids & Company standard curriculum including Mini Masters (artistry), Alpha-Mania (early literacy) and Munchkinetics programming (movement). Children suited for the program are those with curiosity about numbers, how things work, mechanics and construction, and a sense of independence and self-direction. Please click here to find out more!

Our Centre Information

Address

Tamarack
801 Tamarack Way N.W, Suite 200
Commercial Building C North
Edmonton, Alberta, T6T 0X2

Contact Information

780-485-2984
tamarack@kidsandcompany.com

Centre Hours

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

Parking

There is free parking in the lot out front of the building. Centre Entrance is located on the left side of the building, next to the outdoor play space.

Meet the Director

I am Claudia Gordon, the Centre Director of Kids & Company Tamarack. I have a diploma in Early Childhood Education. I have been working in child care for 30 years, and I have been working with Kids & Company since 2016. I have always wanted to work in child care because I am passionate about teaching and making a difference in young children’s lives. In my spare time, I enjoy crocheting, cooking and baking. I love trying new recipes of my own. My favourite thing about the Kids & Company Tamarack location is that we have a strong team connection with so many long-term staff members and families who have continuously supported each other and created a family-like atmosphere. What makes our centre unique is we service 5 schools in the area with transportation to and from school as part of our school age program. We also offer a school age camp in the summertime where children experience many new fun and exciting activities. Kids & Company has provided me with the perfect opportunity to grow and learn as an educator to better serve my students. I pride myself in providing all my children with the very best child care experience and a lifetime of wonderful memories. Now that you know a little more about me, I hope to see you and your family soon!

Claudia Gordon

Programs Offered

  • Infants
    • day care center

      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
    • child looking through a magnifying glass

      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
    • high five

      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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  • Half-day Programs
    • Child with hat

      Kids & Company develops and fosters the potential in every child through an enriched, nurturing and safe early learning environment.  At Kids & Company we believe in learning through play.

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  • Emergent Curriculum
    • STREAM preschool program at daycare

      The backbone of curriculum at Kids & Company is an emergent or cue-based approach that allows students to lead their own discoveries and learning. Emergent curriculum is a modern education philosophy that moves away from pre-set daily lesson plans in exchange for facilitating learning opportunities in thoughtful ways as children’s interests and skills are observed. It is the leading method for early childhood development in North America.   Educators must be well-trained to identify interests and build appropriate invitations to learn about the world through experimentation, art, imaginary play, music, literature, movement and more. Gently guiding with probing questions and encouraging the pursuit of ideas, teachers cover age-appropriate concepts in ways that spark curiosity and excitement in a child.

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  • Kidco School-Age Adventures
    • School Age Adventures

       

      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.

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  • Birthday Parties
    • kidco parties

      For the time being, our in-centre birthday party and other live events will temporarily not be available. If you require any information on future bookings or have any questions, please reach out marketing@kidsandcompany.com

      How can you make children’s birthday parties a piece of cake? Just invite Kids & Company! Most Kids & Company child care centres are now available for kids birthday parties on Saturdays and Sundays. All you need to do is bring the children – we’ll do everything else!

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Nearby Locations

1. Sherwood Park

#3- 2016 Sherwood Dr.

Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 3X3

Call us: 780-464-1440

7 KM from location

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2. Tender Heart

3319 - 118 Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta T5W 4X1

Call us: 780-479-4351

10 KM from location

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3. Ellerslie (103A St. SW)

1006 103A Street S.W., Unit 103

Edmonton, Alberta T6W 2P6

Call us: 780.434.1005

11 KM from location

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4. Edmonton Ice District (104 Ave)

Suite 400, 10111 104 Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H8

Call us: 780.423.0116

11 KM from location

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5. Friendly Frog

601 Hermitage Road

Edmonton, Alberta T5A 4M2

Call us: 780-406-6665

12 KM from location

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6. Diamond Day Care

7510-132 Avenue NW

Edmonton, Alberta T5C 2A9

Call us: 780-476-2279

14 KM from location

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7. Fraser

14904 21 St. N.W.

Edmonton, Alberta T5Y 2L6

Call us: 780-244-0570

15 KM from location

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Sherwood Park

#3- 2016 Sherwood Dr.

Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 3X3

Call us: 780-464-1440 Directions More Info
Tender Heart

3319 - 118 Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta T5W 4X1

Call us: 780-479-4351 Directions More Info
Ellerslie (103A St. SW)

1006 103A Street S.W., Unit 103

Edmonton, Alberta T6W 2P6

Call us: 780.434.1005 Directions More Info
Edmonton Ice District (104 Ave)

Suite 400, 10111 104 Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H8

Call us: 780.423.0116 Directions More Info
Friendly Frog

601 Hermitage Road

Edmonton, Alberta T5A 4M2

Call us: 780-406-6665 Directions More Info
Diamond Day Care

7510-132 Avenue NW

Edmonton, Alberta T5C 2A9

Call us: 780-476-2279 Directions More Info
Fraser

14904 21 St. N.W.

Edmonton, Alberta T5Y 2L6

Call us: 780-244-0570 Directions More Info