The Best Daycare In Kitsilano Isn't A Daycare.

At CEFA Vancouver Kitsilano, 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 Vancouver – Kitsilano

CEFA Vancouver Kitsilano 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.

The CEFA Vancouver Kitsilano school is brand new and state of the art.  The school offers education and junior kindergarten programs far beyond the typical preschool and daycare programs found throughout Canada.

Our CEFA Vancouver Kitsilano private school spans 11,000 square feet on the fifth floor of our building overlooking the beautiful mountains and picturesque ocean view of English Bay.

Featuring 5 bright and modernized classrooms our school will have a capacity for 86 students between the ages of one and five years. Furnished with organic and natural finishing each classroom will be equipped with an adjoining gross motor room and nap room where your child will practice relaxation in our fine arts yoga program and re-cooperate from their schedule of daily activities with a mindfulness nap.

Students will explore and learn from our outdoor and nature program which will be held in the outdoor playgrounds of our school. These play areas will be segmented into two age groups suitable for infants / toddlers and preschool aged children. This magnificent large outdoor playground will be fully fenced with glass paneling to ensure the safety of our students without obstructing their view to the world around them.

CEFA Vancouver – Kitsilano will educate your child to the best of their ability through our award winning curriculum. Our programs CEFA Innovators, Masterminds, Creators and Change Makers will educate children as individuals academically, socially and physically. To support this curriculum each of our teachers will have their Early Childhood Education licences and will achieve their specialized CEFA Teacher Training.

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


Vancouver – Kitsilano

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2025 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC  V6J 1Z6

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Hours subject to change with notice.