Our Learning Environment: Kids & Company Vancouver West centre is located at the corner of West 6th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from a lovely park and the sea wall. We are only a short walk away from Granville Island, which is a special excursion for our preschoolers. Our centre has seven classrooms and can accommodate up to 100 children. Each classroom contains educational materials, age-appropriate toys, and child-sized equipment to help little ones learn and grow. Natural light shines through our huge windows, creating a warm and inviting learning environment inside. Our students enjoy our multiple playgrounds just outside our classroom doors. We also offer an indoor gross-motor space for children to use for physical activity when the weather isn’t cooperating. Infant classrooms provide individualized cribs for babies to cozy up in and plenty of room for tummy-time. Toddler, Preschool, and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms are arranged with centres for children to learn by working together with their peers while developing social-emotional skills with the care and love of early childhood teachers.
Our Programs: At Kids & Company, we use an emergent curriculum and learn through play philosophy. We’re so proud of our proprietary programs. They include Alpha-Mania (pre-literacy and early reading), Mini Masters (art), and Munchkinetics (movement) and are specially 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 for learning through play. You’ll find sign language in our baby and toddler rooms. More than just a daycare, Kids & Company provides a superior educational environment for your child. All our children participate in music, French, science & exploration, and creative play throughout our day. We offer flexible child care and early education to help families achieve a healthy and happy work-life balance.
2016 GOLD winner of the Westender’s Annual Best of the City Readers’ Choice Awards, Vancouver BC
Unloading available in the front of the building for 30 mins or clients that don't have a FOB can call of the centre and someone will meet them at 6th & Laurel for the Parkade.
Meet The Director
My name is Natasha Sullivan and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Vancouver West centre. I have been working at Kids & Company since 2015 and have over 9 years of experience in the child care field. I am a recipient of an Early Childhood Education diploma from Fanshawe College, with a specialization in Autism and Behavioural Sciences. To tell you more about myself, I come from a very small family and have 1 younger sister. In my spare time I enjoy reading and yoga. I have always been passionate about working with children. My aunt was a Grade 2 Teacher and I always enjoyed helping her set up her classroom! I also grew up in a home daycare where I spent a lot of time with younger children and helped take care of them. Now that you know a bit more about me, it would be my pleasure to meet you and give you a tour of our Vancouver West centre. Come see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide quality 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.
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.
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 to Christie firstname.lastname@example.org
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!