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CEFA Richmond
CEFA Richmond
#160-10811 No. 4 Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V7A 2Z5
Contact name:
Katan Tailor

Phone number:
(604) 275 2332×
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CEFA Richmond

CEFA Richmond

#160-10811 No. 4 Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V7A 2Z5

Approach :
Grades (Gender):
Nursery/Toddler (12 months) to JK (Coed)
$16,440 to 18,420/year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
12 to 16
Day: 60 (Gr. NS - JK)

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Contact Name:
Katan Tailor

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School Address
#160-10811 No. 4 Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V7A 2Z5

About this school:


At CEFA Richmond we offer a safe and caring environment with attention to individual child development to children from the ages of ten months to five years. We pride ourselves on attention to detail, which includes excellent program standards, staff, and events, and most importantly on the close bonds we share with our families. CEFA Richmond is honoured to be awarded the “Best Daycare in Richmond” for four consecutive years!  Summer programs available. Email us to schedule a tour today. 

Principal's Message


Katan Tailor, Principal

In the last eleven years of being a qualified educator, I have had the fortune to build upon the most diverse experiences possible.  I have had the opportunity to work with children ranging from 10 months to 12 years of age as an Early Childhood Educator.  I have dedicated five of the eleven years as a Manager of three Child Development Centres including being the Interim Principal of Core Education and Fine Arts West Vancouver.  Apart from the daily rewards of working with children, I have also received three awards for my work in the field. 

I consider myself a highly motivated and an enthusiastic person.  I am an artist and aspire to inspire the children I work with to be creative.  Education is my passion.  My initial choice to teach at cefa™ was a choice I made based on the core values cefa™ upholds in regards to education and child development, while still maintaining a child centred and welcoming environment.  I thrive on new challenges, which is why taking this position as Principal is an extremely exciting endeavour.  

Shortly after moving from Vancouver Island to Vancouver I started with Core Education & Fine Arts, West Vancouver, and transferred to cefa™ Richmond in the summer of 2010.  The experience my time at cefa™ has brought has allowed me to make a difference on the forefront of education in a caring nurturing environment.  I choose to be a teacher at cefa™ because I want to combine my passions for Early Education, painting and art together as well as making a difference in the lives of children and their families.


Preschool/K Curriculum Play-based

  • Play-based
  • Montessori
  • Waldorf
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Academic

Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.

If you want to learn more about preschool education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also read our in-depth answers to important preschool questions: What is preschool? What are the main preschool programs? What are the main pros and cons of preschool? What do children learn in preschool? How much does preschool cost?  What makes for a great preschool?

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Curriculum Pace Student-paced

  • Standard-enriched
  • Accelerated
  • Student-paced

The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

Flexible pacing:

Flexible pacing style = offered
Subject-streaming (tracking)
Multi-age classrooms as standard
Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
Regular guided independent study opportunities
Differentiated assessment

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Academic Culture Supportive

  • Rigorous
  • Supportive

A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

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Developmental Priorities Intellectual

Primary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

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Special Needs Support Mild difficulties

Mild difficulties

CEFA Richmond can provide support for mild disablities. CEFA Richmond does NOT provide specialized support for moderate-to-severe learning disabilities, developmental disabililties, behavioural/emotional disorders, or physical disabilities.

  • Academic Support:
    Support Type = offered
    Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
    Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
  • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
    Support Type = offered
    Extra support

Gifted Learner Support No Support

No Support

CEFA Richmond does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

Class Sizes Not available

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Recess Policy

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  • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
    Ice Hockey
    Track & Field
  • Clubs Offered

Tuition & Financial Aid



Need-based financial aid

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Merit based Scholarships

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Total enrollment 60
Average enrollment per grade20
Gender (grades)Nursery/Toddler (12 months) to JK (Coed)
Boarding offeredNo

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Admissions Assessments:

Assessment = requiredGrades
SSAT (out of province)
Entrance Exam(s)
Entrance Essay
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Student Entry Points

Student TypeNSPSJK
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