Inspiring smiles by building experiences and shaping community

Welcome to Centres For Early Learning, your Trusted Partner Providing an Enriching Environment where Children Grow and Excel!

We are a team of trusted Registered Early Childhood Educators and dedicated Early Childhood Assistants working in 9 different locations across the City of Toronto. We have been Trusted Partners with our children and families since 1975.

Our centres are licensed by the Ministry of Education and regulated by Toronto Children Services. We consistently meet or exceed the expectations in areas required by the Ministry and Children’s Services such as: activities and experiences planned in all learning areas, children’s physical needs, health & safety and positive interactions. We are also routinely inspected by Public Health and the Fire Department.

We provide care and education for both subsidized and full fee children.

Our Education Curriculum offers a variety of planned and spontaneous activities that develop skills and growth in: dramatic role play, science and cooking opportunities, creative art, school readiness including problem solving, language and literacy, math, building and construction, music and movement, sensory experiences, group games, socialization as well as indoor and outdoor gross motor play.

We are confident that the experiences offered at the Centre will support each child in successfully reaching their potential by building confidence and providing impactful learning opportunities.


  • 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

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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!