The Best Daycare In Burlington Isn't A Daycare.

At CEFA Burlington – South Service Road, we are all that and more. Core Education & Fine Arts (CEFA) is an Early Learning Private School with a proprietary and award-winning curriculum designed to educate and develop your whole child—academically, emotionally, physically, and socially so they’re ready for kindergarten—and for life!

Developing a better way of learning

CEFA Early Learning School in Burlington offering Core Education & Fine Arts (CEFA).

CEFA Early Learning opened its first school over 20 years ago in B.C. and is now Canada’s leading private school for children ages one to five. Trusted by parents since 1998, CEFA has earned a reputation for developing intellect in the early years, and for providing children with the finest start in education, arts, and the humanities. We offer an incredible opportunity for children to not only explore and learn, but to discover how they can contribute to the world.

CEFA Burlington is conveniently located at 4144 South Service Road in Burlington, Ontario between Walker’s Line and Appleby, just south of the QEW. This spacious school is bright and inviting, with a beautiful and safe, secure outdoor playground, and an on-site professional kitchen for our nutrition and culinary offerings of homemade, nutritious meals. CEFA’s proprietary curriculum is taught by Early Childhood Education Teachers who are also CEFA certified through our CEFA Teacher Training program.

The CEFA Burlington Early Learning School offers CEFA’s award-winning curriculum that’s rooted in the importance of early childhood education and based on brain development from 0–5 and the sensitive periods. From JK1, to JK3, children will have an opportunity to learn, grow and flourish. CEFA Burlington has placements for 86 students, ages 18 months to six years, and will provide families with enrolment options for 2 to 5 days per week.

Fill out an inquiry form or email us at We’d love to hear from you so feel free to give us a call for more information or to book a tour at 289-635-2737.

CEFA Burlington Program Schedules and Openings!

A note about scheduling at CEFA schools: We always want to welcome you even when you may not be scheduled. Occasionally parents may request to bring their child on a day outside of that child’s schedule. If there is space available in the classroom, the family would be invoiced a drop-in fee for that day. Please note that CEFA can only offer drop-in days to currently registered students. We do not switch scheduled days. Please contact the school for the drop-in fee.

We welcome applications from new families at any time, although we recommend registering at birth for any of our unique CEFA programs.

JK1 - Junior Kindergarten One (ages 1.5–2.5 yrs.)
accepting applications
JK2 - Junior Kindergarten Two (ages 2.5–4 yrs.)
accepting applications
JK3 - Junior Kindergarten Three (ages 4–6 yrs.)
accepting applications


JK1 - Junior Kindergarten One (ages 2–3)
accepting waitlist applications
JK2 - Junior Kindergarten Two (ages 3–4)
accepting applications
JK3 - Junior Kindergarten Three (ages 4–5)
accepting applications

Inquire Apply Now

July and August Summer Camps
CEFA CAMPS (ages 3–5)
accepting applications
CEFA Camps offers children the opportunity to develop their creative and social skills through a variety of summer activities and projects.
  • Nutty Professors July 31–August 11
  • Great Outdoors August 14–25

  • Inquire Apply Now

    Click on a Card To learn More and/or Apply for our Exciting New Programs!

    Early Learning Child Care Matters

    Did you know that the first five years are the most important in a child’s learning journey? Our schools are designed to provide your child with the right education at the right time: during the brain’s most formative period.

    Having your child attend CEFA will help change their ability to learn, for life. What you give your child by enrolling them at CEFA Early Learning Private School is curriculum that ensures that their future is the best and most successful it can possibly be.

    Our Early Childhood Education curriculum is proprietary and award-winning. We offer an enriched program to students that includes Core Education subjects (such as S.T.E.M., Reading, and Writing) and Fine Arts (such as Drama, Music, Dance, and Yoga). Our Teachers have their Early Childhood Education licences as well as specialized CEFA Teacher Training Certification, so our children learn from the very best. We provide a healthy and nurturing environment for your child from those early infant toddler years to preschool age, enabling you to be happy in the knowledge that your child is safe and stimulated throughout the day.

    CEFA offers something no one else can.

    Core Education & Fine Arts (CEFA) was established in 1998 and offers a proprietary, award-winning curriculum and has an impressive track record as the largest and most established Canadian Education Franchise Company.

    CEFA curriculum was developed by studying best practices in Early Childhood Education from around the world and is designed to educate children during their most formative years.


    Your Child's Potential is Waiting

    Studies like the Abecedarian Project, and the Perry Preschool Project, have shown that high-quality Early Learning can have a powerful and lasting positive influence on children and even the communities where they live. Children take the benefits and confidence of this foundation throughout their school age years and adult lives. As a private early learning school focused on Core Education and Fine Arts, our proprietary curriculum is the most sophisticated in Canada. It is designed to educate and develop your child—to get them kindergarten-ready and life ready. We believe your child’s education is one of your best investments.

    CEFA Innovators STEM Curriculum
    CEFA Masterminds Curriculum Pillar
    CEFA Creators Curriculum Pillar
    CEFA Change-Makers Curriculum Pillar

    News & Updates

    See what’s going on at CEFA Burlington – South Service Road.

    • CHEF’s Sample Menu – Our in-house chef prepares hot and nutritious meals each day for our students to enjoy.
    • Early Childhood Educators – Our teachers are licensed Early Childhood Educators and are trained in the highest standards of child development and safety.

    School Closures

    School Closures In case of inclement weather conditions or power outages which prevent CEFA Early Learning from providing service to families, the school’s Franchise Partner will make an early morning decision to close the school based on our School District.

    Snow closures – in heavy snowfall, our priority is the safety of our families and staff. We expect to be open every day throughout the winter. However, if the public schools in your School District have decided not to open schools because the roads are deemed too unsafe for travel CEFA will also be closed.

    CEFA Magazine


    NEW SCHOOL: Burlington – South Service Road

    Contact Us

    4144 South Service Road
    Burlington, Ontario L7L 4X5

    Open Houses

    Please contact the school for a private tour.

    Hours of Operation

    Monday–Friday: 7:30AM to 5:30PM

    Hours subject to change with notice.