About CEFA

Our Mission

 “Our mission is to inspire children to learn and be knowledgeable, seek self-betterment, and contribute as individuals.”

Who We Are

Natacha V. Beim established Core Education & Fine Arts (CEFA), Canada’s first junior kindergarten school, in 1998. Our full day early learning program is designed for infants and children up to five years old. The enriched curriculum features a unique partnership of core subjects, such as Reading and Math, with fine arts, including Drama and Yoga, providing children with the freedom to learn and grow through play.

Our program has a reputation of highly developing a child’s intellect and delivering the finest start in education, arts, and the humanities. The full day early learning and junior kindergarten programs at CEFA are far beyond the typical child care programs found throughout Canada. Each of our Teachers are trained Early Childhood Educators who, in addition to their qualifications, are trained and certified by CEFA Educational Systems to become specialized junior kindergarten Teachers.

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Why should you choose CEFA?

•  The flexible, all day learning programs vary from 2 to 5 days per week depending on your family’s needs
•  Small class sizes and qualified Teachers ensure that your child has the individual attention they require
•  Our unique ‘I Contribute To The World‘ program will nurture empathy, tolerance, and respect in your child
•  Our in-house chef creates delicious, hot, and healthy meals for your child

  • History

    CEFA was Established in 1998 by Natacha V.Beim, an elementary school Teacher with a specialization in junior kindergarten. 

  • Our Programs

    CEFA children learn while surrounded by peers of the same age, in a calm and nurturing environment. 

  • Methodology

    Our educational method is designed to educate the whole child, not simply academically, but socially, emotionally and physically. 

  • CEFA Teacher Training

    CEFA Teacher Training is an educational training course designed to teach the unique CEFA curriculum and philosophy.

  • CEFA in the Community

    A CEFA child learns that they can affect certain elements they thought depended entirely on others. 

  • Employee

    CEFA employees, you can login here! 

  • Parent Testimonials

    “It would have been difficult for my family to adjust to the new environment without your support and encouragement.”

  • Teacher Testimonials

    “It would have been difficult for my family to adjust to the new environment without your support and encouragement.” 

  • Careers

    A CEFA Teacher is free to be creative and have control over his or her work and environment. 

  • Contact Us

    Need to contact a school? Here you can find a list of all contact details for each CEFA location.