Ead Joint Venture Announces Kids & Company to Operate Child Care Centre in Edmonton Tower

EDMONTON (June 9, 2015) – The EAD Joint Venture announced today that Kids & Company will be one of the major tenants in the Edmonton Arena District (EAD), specifically in the Edmonton Tower. With a scheduled opening date in December 2016, Canada’s leading corporate-sponsored child care provider is set to occupy a total of 9,400 square feet.

The child care centre will have the capacity to welcome up to 92 children, with ages ranging from infants, toddlers to pre-schoolers. The child care centre will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended hours available for special events. Kids & Company is dedicated to providing working parents and family-oriented companies with reliable, flexible and enriched superior quality child care solutions to suit the needs of each individual child and family.

“Demand is growing for quality child care in downtown Edmonton as the number of dual-income families increases and more people move downtown to live and work,” said Glen Scott, Senior Vice President Real Estate, Katz Group. “We believe Kids & Company will be an important and valuable addition to the Edmonton Arena District and will provide parents and children a professional, nurturing and safe experience.”

Kids & Company will be offering EAD office tenants and condo owners priority access to the child care centre and their registration fee will be waived.

Kids & Company’s innovative model includes guaranteed placement for families of corporate partners within six months, as well as flexible, part-time and back-up care. In addition, families can check in on their children through secure webcams and there are no late fees. This will be Kids & Company’s third location in Edmonton.

“Kids & Company is excited to forge this new partnership with the Edmonton Arena District,” says CEO Victoria Sopik, who is also a mother of eight. “The Edmonton Tower is a picturesque hub of downtown and we are honoured to be a part of the world-class project by providing our proprietary educational programming and nutritional scratch-made meals.”

Set to open in fall 2016, the Edmonton Tower is a state-of-the-art, 27 storey structure that is an integral component of the Edmonton Arena District. Located at the corner of 101st St. and 104th Ave., the Tower is being built to LEED Gold standards and is currently 80 per cent leased with the City of Edmonton as its anchor tenant. Kids & Company will be the sole tenant occupying the fourth floor in the new tower.

In addition to a child care centre, the EAD will offer office space, retail, residential, hotel and entertainment options, providing an exciting and dynamic community in the heart of downtown Edmonton.

For more information and updates on the Edmonton Arena District, visit ead.ca.