cefa methodology Methodology

The cefa curriculum originates from the French standards of junior kindergarten, which remains a strong element in the program today.

Influenced by global learning styles and teaching methods observed by CEFA founder and CEO Natacha Beim while on her quest for an internationally standardized program, the CEFA method continues to evolve today.

During this journey, Natacha has spent time observing early childhood teaching techniques in Korea and China where there is a strong focus on academics, in Italy studying the Reggio Emilia and Montessori methodologies, and in Canada where play-based learning is emphasized in daycare environments.

The CEFA curriculum is constantly advancing. Our CEFA Certified Teachers continually seek and suggest ways to update our curriculum through new activities available to all CEFA Certified Teachers.

cefa methodology
Natacha V. Beim (right).
cefa methodology
Natacha V. Beim (right).

cefa methodology Methodology

The cefa curriculum originates from the French standards of junior kindergarten, which remains a strong element in the program today.

Influenced by global learning styles and teaching methods observed by CEFA founder and CEO Natacha Beim while on her quest for an internationally standardized program, the CEFA method continues to evolve today.

During this journey, Natacha has spent time observing early childhood teaching techniques in Korea and China where there is a strong focus on academics, in Italy studying the Reggio Emilia and Montessori methodologies, and in Canada where play-based learning is emphasized in daycare environments.

The CEFA curriculum is constantly advancing. Our CEFA Certified Teachers continually seek and suggest ways to update our curriculum through new activities available to all CEFA Certified Teachers.

cefa System

The CEFA system is an educational method designed to educate the whole child, not simply academically, but socially, emotionally and physically. Each aspect of the CEFA child development program provides knowledge and stimulation to your child’s brain in different ways.

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The cefa Method

  • Presents your child with an opportunity to discover and challenge themselves and their potential
  • Provides your child with a variety of learning experiences including core subjects and extra-curricular activities, as well as ample outdoor play, fieldtrips, free exploration and nap time
  • Is well structured, yet allows children the freedom of creative exploration and play
  • Borrows elements from other leading early childhood education methodologies including Montessori and Reggio Emilia

An example of how one component of our program provides multiple learning is our visual arts program. In this program, your child will:

  • Gain an understanding of the history of art
  • Be introduced to different mediums of art, such as: sculpture, watercolours, three-dimensional art and acrylics
  • Develop their social-emotional skills, fine motor and gross motor skills, as well as cognitive development and reasoning skills

Unlike many daycare and preschool programs, 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. Your child’s special, unique individuality is celebrated, and they are encouraged to express themselves with joy and exuberance.

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