Palisades Program Offerings

Palisades Centres for Early Learning has 7 beautiful and bright classrooms in a private building just off Finch Ave. We have floor to ceiling windows that provide natural light throughout our space. We are lucky to be surrounded by a lot of mature trees and our beautiful playground is spacious, fenced and contains a variety of surfaces for play. We boast ample space for children to run and explore. Palisades Centres for early Learning has monthly Yoga classes for toddlers to school age and facilitates tennis lessons in the summer for school aged children.

  • 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 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


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

416-663-4431 | 416-663-1441

Ages Served: Infants to School Age

Hours of Operation

Staff at Palisades

Director Bio

Name: Ilena Vuaran

Position: Director

Start Date: August 30, 2004

Graduated from: Seneca College

What are you passionate about: My Italian culture – I love the language, food, fashion and art and especially travelling to visit my family in Italy

One quirky fact about you: I am a perfectionist which is my Virgo trait – If I feel something is not perfect in my eyes, I will redo it until it is

Your favourite Quote or one that is meaningful to you? “Everything happens for a reason”


Assistant Director Bio

Name: Andrea Leach

Position: Assistant Director

Start Date: May 1, 1996

Graduated from: Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology

Any other degrees/ qualifications: Registered Early Childhood Educator, Qualified Resource Teacher

What are you passionate about: Passionate about serving the Lord with the purest heart. Helping children to achieve the best to their potential and ability

One quirky fact about you: I am VERY picky of who and where I eat from-I always wonder if the forks are clean and if the glasses are washed!

Your favorite Quote or one that is meaningful to you?


  • I found the centre very friendly, staff are caring and overall a good environment. Aadi is happy to be at the centre and he loves his teachers. Thanks for caring him and for being his first teachers. Being a mother, I am happy about the services and the care.

    Arijal & Marjusha

  • The staff are excellent and show genuine care. The programme of activities is fantastic. The level of communication from the centre team is great. Ms. Kim is incredible. It looks great…you and your group did a GREAT job!!!! Thank you for all your help.

    Kalkidan Michael

  • At Lori Garden Centre, teachers work very hard to build a loving relationship with the children. The teachers are very professional and phenomenal. Lori Garden Centre puts your mind at ease by creating a nurturing learning environment. My daughter is in the infant class and the teachers are doing an amazing job to assist her. Thanks!

    Lucy N

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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!