CEFA Early Learning Private Schools

A unique enriched preschool curriculum designed for kids aged 1-5

CEFA Early Learning is a franchise-based consortium of preschools in British Columbia. There are currently 14 CEFA preschools located throughout the lower mainland, including Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, Coquitlam, and Langley. Read more

Highly progressive in its educational philosophy, CEFA (which stands for Core Education and Fine Arts) emphasizes project- and play-based learning. CEFAdescribes its approach as a cross between Montessori and Reggio Emilia methods.

The CEFA curriculum

CEFA’s founder, Natacha V. Beim, designed her curriculum after observing best practices around the world – in Korea, China, Italy, and Canada. The approach provides rigor in core academic subjects (such as reading and math) with freedom and creativity through fine arts and yoga.

Four things that make CEFA schools unique

  1. Spacious classrooms for each age group: baby, JK1, JK2, JK3 (based on the year your child is born).
  2. Early childhood education (ECE) trained teachers that further undergo 6 months of additional CEFA University teacher training.
  3. An in-house chef that provides home-cooked and healthy meals every day.
  4. A curriculum that blends core education (math, reading, writing) with fine arts (drama, arts, yoga) in a play-based environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a private school expo where I can meet with CEFA Early Learning private schools?
Yes. You can meet with private schools and education experts at the Our Kids Private School Expos held every year in September and October. These events are designed for both parents and students. Find event details and ticket info here.

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