Vancouver West

Our Centre

Thanks for voting Kids & Company best daycare in the 2016 Vancouver West Ender! 

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

Vancouver West

910 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1B2

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Meet The Director

My name is Wendy Ford 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 18 years.To tell you a bit more about myself, I am happily married to my husband Quinn and have 2 children, Brett and Ellie. Our son is married and they have 2 sons, Kohen and Karter, to whom I am a proud Grammy of! In my spare time, I love to take our dogs out for walks in the forest! I love working at the Van West centre as it is a fun, creative and warm learning environment to be in. My favourite part of the day is when I walk by a classroom and hear the children laughing and enjoying themselves. To me, this is what learning and growing is all about! My team is very passionate and I thoroughly admire how they shape each child. 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.

Wendy Ford

Programs Offered

  • Infants
    • 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
    • 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
    • We are introducing the STREAM preschool program in select locations featuring STEAM learning and a Montessori approach for children suited to these interests and learning style. Find out more here.

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  • Half-day Programs
    • 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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  • Kindergarten Programs
    • 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
    • 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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  • Camp Programs
    • Kids & Company offers school-age day camps during breaks and summer for children in Grades 1 and up. We meet each morning at your chosen centre and then undertake daily adventures on-site or at local attractions like museums, festivals, parks and educational centres. 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, exercise their minds and bodies, and explore the community around them.

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  • Birthday Parties
    • 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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Our Centre Information

Address

Vancouver West
910 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 1B2

Contact Information

604.742.0552
vancouverwest6@kidsandcompany.com

Centre Hours

Monday to Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm