The Best Daycare In Burnaby Brentwood City Isn't A Daycare.

At CEFA Burnaby Brentwood, 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 Burnaby Brentwood

CEFA Burnaby Brentwood is more than a daycare or traditional childcare centre. 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.

CEFA students develop and play along with other children who are the same age, and they are always learning and playing—not just learning, and not just playing. At CEFA, core fundamental skills are at the heart of our curriculum.

We offer an incredible opportunity and and enriched curriculum for students to not only explore and learn, but to discover how they can contribute to the world.

For more information on our programs or to arrange a tour, please fill out an inquiry form by clicking on the INQUIRE TODAY button or send us an e-mail at You may also call (604) 565 3333 for more information.

Children Need More Than Childcare To Thrive. Give Them The Best of Both Childcare and Early Learning.

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 Fine Arts (such as Drama, Music, Dance, and Yoga), as well Core Education Subjects (such as S.T.E.M., Reading, and Writing). 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, enabling you to be happy in the knowledge that your child is safe and stimulated throughout the day.

Set them up for lifelong learning and wellbeing.

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 with them the benefits and confidence of this foundation throughout their entire lives. As a private early learning school focused on Core Education and Fine Arts, our proprietary curriculum is the most sophisticated of its kind in Canada and designed to educate and develop your child—to get them kindergarten ready, and life ready. We believe your child’s education is one of the best investments you can make.

“Absolutely amazing place for your children! Finally Alberta gets the very first CEFA early Learning School for children ages 1-5! We are so lucky to have it here in the hart of Calgary! Brand new 9000sqf facility for kids to get the very best education including creativity, science, STEM, arts, social studies, sports and many more! Small classes and exceptional teachers with CEFA curriculums will give your children the best environment to enjoy, learn, have fun and forver explore! I recommend CEFA to everyone!”
Anamarija Beslin

At CEFA Calgary South, Early Childhood Education is affordable.

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Early Learning Schedule

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.

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 the event of heavy snowfall, our first 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 has made the decision to not open schools because the roads are deemed too unsafe for travel CEFA will also be closed.

Current Openings

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

  • CEFA Baby (a program for children one year to two years old): Currently full with a minimum 3-year waitlist
  • Junior Kindergarten One (a program for children from two to three years old): Currently full with a minimum 3-year waitlist
  • Junior Kindergarten Two (a program for children three to four years old): Currently full with a minimum 2-year waitlist
  • Junior Kindergarten Three (a program for children four to five years old): Currently full with a minimum 2-year waitlist


Burnaby – Brentwood

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LM 100 – 4664 Lougheed Hwy.
Burnaby, BC  V5C 3Z5

Open Houses

Please contact the school for a private tour.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Hours subject to change with notice.