Danielle Leonardi, Principal
"At CEFA North Vancouver, we take pride in providing an enriched curriculum environment for our young learners. Since opening our doors in 2008, we have been committed to creating a healthy, joyful environment in which children feel comfortable to learn, discover, explore, and contribute to the world around them. We aim to teach to the whole child and our program has elements of both Montessori and Reggio Emilia, but also focuses on the core subjects of Mathematics, Reading, Writing, and Science. In addition, we enjoy co-curriculars such as: Yoga, Drama, Music, Dance, Spanish, Culture Immersion, etc. We also endeavour to go on a few hands-on field trips a year. We believe they are a wonderful learning experience for our students where they get to explore their interests as well as being introduced to all our community has to offer. To us, these adventures create memories and solidify learning in a positive and exhilarating way.
In addition, our teachers are specially trained to implement our annually planned curriculum and daily schedule of activities, to work in small and large groups, and have the freedom to interject their own creativity and excitement into the lessons. We believe that this leads to a stronger, more engaging lesson because the teachers are teaching to their strengths and in a way that they are passionate about. Our main goal at CEFA is to inspire a love of learning that our students can take with them for the duration of their educational careers and I sincerely look forward to working towards that goal with you and your family. Please feel free to contact us or come for a tour to see all that we have to offer in person!"