At CEFA North Vancouver Capilano, 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!
CEFA North Vancouver Capilano 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.
CEFA’s North Vancouver Capilano Mall facility opened its doors in September 2008 and is conveniently based on the 4th floor of Capilano Mall.
Our beautiful North Vancouver location boasts a large outdoor playground, with direct access from the school, an engaging indoor play area, library, art room and a cinema room.
We pride ourselves on the quality of care and early learning we provide our young students at CEFA North Vancouver. Each of our ECE licensed Teachers go through the CEFA Teacher Training, which enables them to work in our junior kindergarten school. This training is unique to CEFA and sets us apart from other child care centres in North Vancouver.
Applications are welcome any time, although to ensure a spot we recommend registering at birth for any of our unique CEFA programs.
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.
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.
Click here to read our COVID-19 safety plan.
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.
We welcome applications from new families at any time, although we recommend registering at birth for any of our unique CEFA programs.
402 – 935 Marine Drive
(4th floor Capilano Mall)
North Vancouver, BC V7P 1S3
Saturday, April 25th: 9:30 AM to 11.30 AM
Wednesday, May 20th: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Monday–Friday: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Hours subject to change with notice.