At Centres for Early Learning our purpose is Enriching Lives by providing the best educational curriculum. At our centres, we embrace new ideas, people and opportunities. We grow by challenging the status quo and by capturing the learning in everything we do.


Where We Came From

Being a staple in the community for outstanding child care and enrichment programs is an honor to hold and one that we are proud to have built for 45 years

Our Curriculum

At Centres for Early Learning, our curriculum model is based on the learning through play philosophy and is reflected in the activities that we plan based on the children’s interests. Some locations also offer a new French program.

Elect Model

How Does Learning Happen is a professional resource that supports pedagogy and program development in our centres and is designed to have children learn through relationships..


  • My son started daycare at 1 year of age, spending the first year of his life at home during the lockdown.  It wasn’t easy as many other kids, however, staffs at Dawes Road CEL were so helpful and caring he eventually got it easy within the first 3 weeks. The staff members were very supportive and kept me updated with his progress. Especially the himama app helped me be informed of all his activities throughout the day.

    I would like to convey my heartfelt gratitude to the staff and management of the center for taking care of my son.


  • The last two and a half years have been wonderful for Asharib. I still remember the 1st day when I dropped him at daycare and how scared we both were. But he had learned so much in the past 2 years & I am glad that I decided to send him to Lori Gardens. Special thanks to all of Asharib’s teachers for taking such good care of him teaching him manners and always trying to make his day fun & exciting. Thank you so much for everything!

  • 45 years of excellence is a great achievement. Congratulations! We will continue to support your growth. Together stronger!

    Kyle & Kendrick’s Family

  • Happy 45th Anniversary to the Dawes Road Center for Early Learning staff team.

    Adonias & Genet


Our meals, at Centres for Early Learning, are catered by Wholesome Kids Catering, providing both morning and afternoon snacks as well as hot lunches.

Our Unique Curriculum

Our Education Curriculum offers a variety of planned and spontaneous activities

Centres for Early Learning Enriching Lives for 45 Years

For over four decades, our highest priority has been to Enrich the Lives of the thousands of children and families that we have served. We have been extremely proud to have been entrusted with the care and education of the next generation of our society.


Cambridge Place

30 Denton Ave, Toronto, ON, M1L 4P2


Lori Gardens

2405 Finch Ave West, North York, ON, M9M 2X2


Seneca Hill

350 Seneca Hill Drive, North York, ON, M2J 4S7


Birchmount Place

2360 Birchmount Rd, Toronto, ON, M1T 2M4


Dawes Road

391 Dawes Rd, Toronto, ON, M4B 2E6


Denton Place

30 Denton Ave, Toronto, ON, M1L 4P2


West Hill

4010 Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough, ON, M1E 2R4



15 San Romano Way, Downsview, ON, M3N 2Y9



1825 Finch Avenue West, Downsview, ON, M3N 1M7


Join Our team

Centres for Early Learning operates 9 different locations across the GTA, offering subsidized and full fee spaces child care programs for children from infancy to school age. For 44 years, we have been providing high quality care to countless families, many of whom have returned to us with younger siblings, has been both successful and fulfilling. We hope to continue to enrich the lives of children with you!