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Kids & Company Founders Win Prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award

(October 11, 2012 – TORONTO) – Kids & Company, the leading provider of corporate-sponsored child care has won a prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Ontario Award in the category of business-to- business products and services. The annual awards program honours outstanding businesses who have turned their unique business vision into a successful reality. Kids & Company, currently with 44 child care centres across Canada, provides employees of corporate clients with guaranteed full-time, part-time and emergency back-up child care. The centres offer nutritious meals and snacks, proprietary education programs such as Alpha-Mania, Mini-Masters and Munchkinetics, as well as Music, French, and Sign Language for infants. With studies showing work-life conflict costing Canadian companies up to $10 billion a year, Kids & Company has provided a solution for corporate Canada by creating an innovative model funded by companies looking to enhance their support of employees and help them better balance the demands on working parents. This year, there were more than 300 nominees across Canada. Kids & Company was among a list of finalists chosen for their vision, leadership, and social responsibility in the business-to-business products and services category. “We’re honoured to be selected from so many inspiring entrepreneurs,” said Victoria Sopik, Co-founder and CEO of Kids & Company. “Kids & Company was created to help employers support working parents by providing them with guaranteed access to worry-free child care. We are thrilled to see the positive response and growing demand we have received from both employers and their employees from coast-to-coast.” Established in 2002, Kids & Company is celebrating its 10-year anniversary next month and has grown from one centre in one city to 44 centres in more than 21 cities across Canada.