Dawes Road Program Offerings

Dawes Road Centres for Early Learning has 6 beautiful and bright classrooms and is located on a quiet street just off Victoria Park Ave. We have an incredibly unique rooftop playground for preschool and a separate outdoor space for toddlers to explore. We grow all kinds of fruits and vegetables on our rooftop garden and the children learn all the aspects of growing food. Dawes Road Centres for Early Learning has a large indoor gymnasium when the weather does not cooperate, and the Dawes Road Library is located directly across the street. We offer yoga every month from toddler to preschool. We have an incredible summer and march break program that includes exciting local trips and visits to the library. We also bring in plenty of outside entertainers and offer yearly Dental Check ups in the classroom by a Toronto Public Health Dental Hygienist. In addition, Dawes Road Centres for Early Learning is offering a new French Program.

  • We are a dedicated team of Trusted Registered Early Childhood Educators and dedicated Early Childhood Assistants
  • Security door and alarm systems at every entrance
  • We are a Nut and Egg free facility
  • Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 7am-6pm
  • In order for your child to maximize their learning by participating in all areas of our program, we encourage you to bring your child in at 9:30am
  • Full and Part Time care available to fit your needs

Dawes Road

391 Dawes Rd, Toronto, ON, M4B 2E6

416-755-8348 | 416-755-5871

Ages Served: Infants to Kindergarten

Hours of Operation

Staff at Dawes Road

Director Bio

Name: Faye Latorilla

Position: Dawes Road CFEL Centre Director

Start Date: January 23, 2012

Graduated from: Centennial College

What are you passionate about:
Fostering independence for children with a holistic approach through education. I am passionate about building relationships with family and friends.

One quirky fact about you: I am a total foodie but can never decide where and what to eat but enjoys when other people tell me where and what to eat.

Your favourite Quote or one that is meaningful to you? The More You Give Away, The More You Get Back” - Wayne Dyer


  • 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!