Now accepting applications for full and part-time care! Are you exploring early education and child care options for your child in the Waterdown area? Here’s why you should consider Kids & Company: 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 superior early education to help families achieve a greater work-life balance.
My name is Sarah Smith and I am the Director at the Kids & Company Waterdown centre. I have a diploma in Early Childhood Education and have been working in the child care field since 2007. Ever since I was little, I helped my mother with the daycare she ran. Beyond the world of child care, I am a mother of 2 children, Ryder and Ava. I have grown up around animals, I love to ride my horses and spend time outdoors with my children and my family. We have a cottage and we love spending time up there, both in the winter and summer! At the Waterdown location, all of our staff members have their own personal philosophies that they add to our centre programming. I believe its everyone’s unique individual learning techniques combined with our current proprietary programs and philosophies that make us, us! Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come to visit our Waterdown centre and see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide the right care and education for your child.
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.
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.