The Best Daycare In Surrey Guildford Isn't A Daycare.

At CEFA Surrey Guildford, 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 Surrey Guildford

CEFA Surrey Guildford 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.

Our CEFA Guildford location is in the heart of the Surrey Guildford Community and welcomes a diverse group of families that reflect the neighbourhood.

At our CEFA Guildford location our commitment is to offer the highest quality of education for each and every child in our community. Our management and staff offer support and expertise to assist you with your child’s early learning experiences. We have hired an amazing group of experienced and creative teachers whom are dedicated to developing a fun, and educational learning environment for children ages 1-5. Our teachers specialize in French and incorporate the language into the curriculum.

Our onsite chef prepares healthy and homemade recipes from scratch daily and plays an important role in our Little Chef’s program, where she teaches the children how to prepare healthy snacks.

Our core curriculum consists of Reading, Writing, Socials, Science, and Math. Our extra curricular activities include Yoga, Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Cultural Immersion, and Drama! In all of our programs, children learn while surrounded be peers of the same age, unlike a typical educational environment where children of different ages are often grouped together.

Besides the beautiful interior of the school, which includes six spacious classrooms, a cinema room, an art room, and a yoga room, we are very proud of our natural outdoor playground which is committed to the CEFA “Greening Our Playgrounds” project and incorporation of gardening into the daily schedule. We would love for your family to come and visit our facility and learn why we are the most respected early learning facility in the community!

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 that they gain from 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.

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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


Surrey – Guildford

Contact Us

#100 – 10172 152A St.
Surrey, BC  V3R 1J7

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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.