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 about 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. Does your family have a nontraditional or rotating work schedule? Not to worry, we’ll work with you to accommodate your needs. We offer flexible child care and early education to help families achieve a healthy and happy work-life balance. Subsidies are accepted in British Columbia for families who qualify. Contact the Centre Director or click here for more information. 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. 2016 GOLD winner of the Westender’s Annual Best of the City Readers’ Choice Awards, Vancouver BC
Meet The Director
My name is Catherine Bolton and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Vancouver West centre. I am a recipient of an Early Childhood Education diploma. I am passionate about child care and have been working in the field for over 10 years.To tell you a bit more about myself, I am a single mother of 2 young adults both in their early 20’s, Jeremy and Erin. I am also blessed with two beautiful grand children, Dominic and Aubree. In my spare time, I love to explore Vancouver! On days when it’s raining I’m in the kitchen baking or cooking a nice meal. Here at the Vancouver West location, we love our emergent curriculum. Our teachers are great at this program, always coming up with ideas that the children love! Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come visit our Vancouver West centre and see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide the right care and education for your child.