Our Kids & Company Tech Town centre is located in Waterloo between the two universities in the David Johnston Research & Technology Park. We have 8 classrooms that can accommodate up to 91 children ranging from infants to 5 years. Our students will tell you that the best thing about our site is our wonderful and big playground! We have plenty of trees, a jungle gym climber, sandboxes, and tons of space for our children to play in. We enjoy our natural surroundings and seeing Canadian Geese and Red-Tailed Hawks. This area is also the perfect space for our kids to practice our Munchkinetics physical activity program outdoors.
We have a fantastic team at Tech Town who works well together and goes above and beyond what is expected of them. Andrea, our Area Director is also a great addition to the team; she is always available to support our families and teachers and helps maintain our high standard of commitment to our parents.
Located at the back of the building at 340 Hagey, Parent parking clearly marked. Suite 105.
Meet the Director
My name is Ashlee Watt and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Tech Town centre. I have a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Niagara College and have been working at Kids & Company since September 2005. Having a career in child care is one of the most rewarding opportunities I could ask for; I have worked in this field for over 17 years and love it. Ever since I became a big sister at the age of three, I have known how much I love caring for children. It is so nice to know that I am making a difference in their lives.
To tell you a bit more about me, I am a stepmom to my son Kash and a dog mom to Mikey and Finnley. I love spending time with my extended family, especially my nieces and nephew.
The teachers at Tech Town are amazing; everyone works together and goes above and beyond what is expected of them. Our child care environment is warm, engaging and nurturing for children, as well as fun! My favourite thing about our centre is the natural light. We have lots of windows that let in so much light — it beams in on a sunny day!
Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come to visit our Tech Town centre and 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.