Seneca Hill Program Offerings

Seneca Hill Centres for Early Learning has 7 beautiful and bright classrooms and is located on a quiet street just off Don Mills Road. We are lucky to be part of a very friendly and vibrant neighborhood that has easy access to transit and is near stores, banks, and schools. We can easily escort Kindergarten children to Crestview Public school and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic school.  Seneca Hill Centres for Early Learning is surrounded by stunning greenspace. We facilitate Yoga classes throughout the year. We just put in brand new rubber surfacing and a new play structure in our Preschool/Kinder outdoor space. We also have separate play spaces for Toddlers. These spaces both include play structures, sandboxes, space to ride our bikes, basketball nets, tables for picnics, outdoor art and crafts, and many others.

  • 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

Seneca Hill

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

416-499-5112 | 416-499-5113

Ages Served: Infants to Kindergarten

Hours of Operation

Staff at Seneca Hill

Director Bio

Name: Elsa van Staveren

Position: Director, R.E.C.E.

Start Date: January 23, 2019

Graduated from: Seneca College, York University

Any other degrees/ qualifications: Bachelor of Arts –Environmental & Health Studies, Bachelor of Education – Primary/Junior Division

What are you passionate about: Enriching Lives

One quirky fact about you: I smell everything

Your favourite Quote or one that is meaningful to you? “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” ~ Maya Angelou


  • 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

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!