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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!

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Developing a better way of learning

CEFA Early Learning School in Oakville 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.

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 for children to not only explore and learn, but to discover how they can contribute to the world.

We’re excited to be opening our first school in Ontario in Fall 2023 (pending construction). Applications are now open. Give us a call at (647) 910-2332. You can also email us at or fill out an inquiry form. We’d love to hear from you!

Early Childhood Education is affordable.
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Children need more than childcare to thrive. Give them the best of both childcare and Early Childhood Education.

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 programs to students including Fine Arts, such as Drama, Music, and Yoga, as well as S.T.E.M., Reading, Writing. Our Teachers have their Early Childhood Education licences as well as specialized CEFA Teacher Training, so our children learn from the best. We provide a healthy and nurturing environment for your child, enabling you to be happy in the knowledge that your child is safe 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.

Halton Region Childcare Subsidies

You may also be eligible for the municipal childcare subsidy!

In addition to the provincial childcare subsidy, Halton Region also provides childcare subsidy to offset the financial burden of parents for eligible families. The requirements you need to meet to be eligible are:

  • You live in Halton Region. Oakville is in Halton Region.
  • You are currently working, training, or attending school.
  • You have children from birth to 12 years of age in licensed childcare programs.
  • Your income is eligible for the childcare fee subsidy.

If you are a parent of a child with special needs who is 12 years old or younger, you may be eligible for childcare fee subsidy. Call 311 or visit the following link to find more information:

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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 (ages 1–2): accepting applications
  • Junior Kindergarten One (ages 2–3): accepting applications
  • Junior Kindergarten Two (ages 3–4): accepting applications
  • Junior Kindergarten Three (ages 4–5): accepting applications



Contact Us

1030 Eighth Line
Oakville, Ontario  L6H 2H1

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.