The Best Daycare in Richmond Isn't a Daycare.

At CEFA Richmond Jacombs, 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 Richmond Jacombs is Now Open!

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

CEFA Jacombs is located opposite to the Richmond IKEA and is highly accessible by SE Marine Drive and Highway 91, with lots of surface parking. Our school is equipped with 6 spacious, natural finished classrooms, a professional kitchen with a nutritious menu/meal plan, and a large enclosed natural inspired 5275 sq. ft. playground located at the back of our standalone building to ensure privacy and shelter the children from noise and pollution. In each classroom, we use sustainable, non-toxic wood furniture from Natural Pod that is all sized specifically for each age group.

CEFA Richmond Jacombs consists of 2 baby classes, 2 JK1 classes and 2 JK2/3 classes, which provide 70 students with an enriched curriculum. We have a small group setting (maximum 8 children) for CEFA baby and JK1 classes to ensure each child receives as much attention as possible.

We’re proud to be a part of the Richmond community and look forward to helping children ages 1–5 get kindergarten ready and set them up for lifelong success.

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.

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.

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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 12–19 months): currently accepting applications
  • Junior Kindergarten One (ages 19–36 months): currently accepting waitlist applications
  • Junior Kindergarten Two (ages 3–4): currently accepting waitlist applications
  • Junior Kindergarten Three (ages 4–5): currently accepting waitlist applications


Richmond – Jacombs

Contact Us

3351 Jacombs Road
Richmond, BC  V6V 1Z6

Open Houses

Please contact the school for a private tour.

Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday: 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hours subject to change with notice.