Why Kids & Company Wellington? Our centre is in the heart of the financial district and we’re accessible through the underground PATH which makes winter more bearable for our little ones. We are close to many fun and educational Toronto destinations that are perfect for field trips (e.g. St. Lawrence Farmer’s Market, Hockey Hall of Fame, CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium etc.). We have 9 classrooms and can accommodate up to 115 students ranging from infants to kindergarten. Our centre is bright and colourful with large windows in every classroom creating a warm and nurturing learning environment. Our days are busy at Wellington, whether we are practicing our letters and sounds in our Alpha-Mania literacy program, jumping, running and skipping in our Munchkinetics movement program or learning about a new artist in our Mini Masters Art program.
As you consider whether Kids & Company Wellington is the right place for your child, know that we work very hard to support your child and your family. Our company is a model for families of today. The working parent already has a busy schedule, so our constant support and services that we provide makes this process an easier transition for everyone involved. We have family events throughout the year (e.g. Date Nights, Santa Parade, Zoo Days etc.) that give our children and families opportunities to interact and get to know one another.
We have courtesy Parking for parents dropping off and picking up for 30 minutes under our building.
Meet the Director
I am Samantha Del Rio, the Centre Director of Kids & Company Wellington. I attended George Brown College where I received a diploma for Early Childhood Education. I have been working in child care for 9 years, and I have been working with Kids & Company since 2015. I’ve always wanted to be a teacher since before I could remember. I often enjoyed being able to help my peers learn and grow just as many amazing teachers have helped me. I began volunteering with the local library’s youth group and elementary school during my high school years, and I haven’t looked back since. In my spare time, I enjoy going on long hikes and exploring nature trails with my dog. I also enjoy finding new places to eat with my friends and occasionally, play video games. My favourite thing about the Kids & Company Wellington location is how everyone is always eager to welcome new families and members into our child care family. I hope when people see our Wellington centre, they can see how flexible and accommodating we are. We are here to help you find the best care for your children’s needs, meeting their unique requirements and allowing them to take the lead in their own learning. Now that you know a little more about me, I hope to see you and your family soon!
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.