West Hill Program Offerings

West Hill Centres for Early Learning has 4 beautiful and bright classrooms and is located just off Lawrence Ave East. We have 2 outdoor playgrounds that accommodates preschool & infant/toddler and is made for exploration. Our centre is in Collaboration with The East Scarborough Storefront (community centre) which provides us with access to community garden spaces that can be used to grow a garden, pick apples, berries & fresh herbs and a professional kitchen we can use for special activities and cooking classes. We also have access to their community sports pad and a unique canopy garden with basketball hoops & soft surfacing. We are located on the Highland Creek Ravine Trail which has walking trails we use for nature exploration & education. West Hill Centres for Early Learning is in a building that is home to one of the tallest murals in the city at 15 stories high. We love our vibrant community and our building hosts an annual community BBQ.

  • 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

West Hill

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

416-283-4294 | 416-283-3659

Ages Served: Infants to Kindergarten

Hours of Operation

Staff at West Hill

Director Bio

Name: Kim MacDonald

Position: Director

Start Date: January 7, 2002

Graduated from: Humber College

What are you passionate about: I am passionate about providing opportunities within our centres for children of all abilities to experience success at their own pace.  As a Director, it is essential to coach and mentor staff and provide ongoing learning opportunities so they can facilitate a stimulating, inclusive environment.

One quirky fact about you: I work hard so that my dogs can have a better life :)

Your favourite Quote or one that is meaningful to you? "Why fit in when you were born to stand out? – Dr. Seuss


  • 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!