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At CEFA we use an educational method designed to educate the whole child, not simply academically, but socially, emotionally and physically. Inquire Today
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About CEFA

Our Mission

”Our mission is to inspire children to learn and be knowledgeable, seek self-betterment, and contribute as individuals.”

Who We Are

Natacha V. Beim established Core Education & Fine Arts (CEFA), Canada’s first junior kindergarten school, in 1998. Our full day early learning program is designed for infants and children up to five years old. The enriched curriculum features a unique partnership of core subjects, such as Reading and Math, with fine arts, including Drama and Yoga, providing children with the freedom to learn and grow through play.

Our program has a reputation of highly developing a child’s intellect and delivering the finest start in education, arts, and the humanities. The full day early learning and junior kindergarten programs at CEFA are far beyond the typical child care programs found throughout Canada. Each of our Teachers are trained Early Childhood Educators who, in addition to their qualifications, are trained and certified by CEFA Educational Systems to become specialized junior kindergarten Teachers.

Why should you choose CEFA?

The flexible, all day learning programs vary from 2 to 5 days per week depending on your family’s needs
Just as in the public school system, your child will complete each stage of the program with their peers. CEFA Baby (ages 1-2), JK1 (ages 2-3), JK2 (ages 3-4) and JK3 (ages 4-5).
Our unique ‘I Contribute To The World‘ program will nurture empathy, tolerance, and respect in your child
Our in-house chef creates delicious, hot, and healthy meals for your child
The CEFA method is based on a contemporary approach to early childhood development, which reflects the needs of children worldwide in today’s society, and aims to ensure that your child is provided with a voice.


CEFA was Established in 1998 by Natacha V.Beim, an elementary school Teacher with a specialization in junior kindergarten.

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Our Curriculum

The CEFA Curriculum covers a blend of core subjects like math, science, reading and writing with fine arts such as drama, art and dance.

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Our educational method is designed to educate the whole child, not simply academically, but socially, emotionally and physically.

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CEFA Teacher Training

CEFA Teacher Training is an educational training course designed to teach the unique CEFA curriculum and philosophy.

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Franchise Opportunities

We are expanding across Canada and we are looking for qualified franchisees with an interest in promoting education to young families.

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Core Values

We prepare children for school and for a life lived with purpose.

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CEFA in the Community

A CEFA child learns that they can affect certain elements they thought depended entirely on others.

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A CEFA Teacher is free to be creative and have control over his or her work and environment.

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Contact Us

Need to contact a school? Here you can find a list of all contact details for each CEFA location.

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Ready to Register?

If you’re ready to register your child for an advanced learning experience, please fill out the registration to the right.

We’ll be in contact with more information and will be able to answer any of your questions.