Kidz Kompany Before and After School Care

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Program Description

At Kidz Kompany we offer before and after school care programming on-site at Ecole Hammond Bay, Randerson Ridge Elementary School, Pleasant Valley Elementary School, and Mountain View Elementary School.  We have a fifth location that we transport children to and from for before and after school care, Kidz Kompany St.James, located in the Cilaire neighborhood.

 Our before and after school care programs are designed for children who have entered  in to elementary school (Grades K-7).  Our programs are  all social based and encourage children to experience a variety of activities each day.  There is an optional homework time which is self directed by the child.  Children are provided with a nutritional snack and fun activities each day.

At Kidz Kompany, we also believe that:
  your children learn best through play
  quality experiences are critical to childhood growth and development
  a "family centered" approach encourages communication between family and caregiver
  respect for each families individual race, religion, and culture
  fostering children’s independence and self-esteem by providing opportunities for success
  encouraging children to explore the world around them through a variety of activities

Sponsor:

VI Kidz Kompany Childcare Group Ltd.

Strategies for sustainability

At Kidz Kompany we offer a preschool program for children ages 30 months to 5 years old (or entry in to Kindergarten). Our summer programs are designed for FUN! We offer two locations - Kidz Kompany St.James and Kidz Kompany Lantzville Kamp (located in lower Lantzville). Each site offers a variety of daily activities from swimming, bowling, karate and mini-golf! Activity calendars are made available each June.Winter Break Camp and Spring Break camps are offered during these breaks from the regular school year. Pro-D day camps are offered at our Kidz Kompany.

Impact of program

We are so excited to offer the community 6 locations!

Key elements towards success

Our staff have a variety of educational backgrounds and experiences that make our facilities dynamic and unique. At Kidz Kompany, we believe in positive guidance. Children are provided with opportunities for success to help foster a positive sense of self.  We are very supportive of children’s feelings and abilities and provide them with choices to support independence and individuality.  We model a warm and nurturing environment to the children that promotes diversity.  We will model positive behaviors to the children such as sharing, patience, listening, how to be a good friend, etc.  To reduce the risk of conflict between children we strive to have appropriate quantities of equipment and materials that are age appropriate.  If a situation should arise, children are encouraged to problem solve together (sometimes with a staff’s help) and in some cases will be redirected to other play areas in the center.

Challenges to meet them

There is a shortage of spaces in our community for before and after school care.  Many programs carry very long waitlists. 

Length & stage of project

Kidz Kompany has been a proud part of the Nanaimo community since 2004.