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Childcare in Calgary? Preschool? Daycare?

At CEFA Calgary South, we’re all that and more. As a private early learning school focused on Core Education and Fine Arts, our proprietary curriculum is the most sophisticated of its kind in Canada and designed to educate and develop your child – to get them kindergarten ready, and life ready. We believe your child’s education is one of the best investments you can make.

CEFA Childcare in Calgary Offering Core Education and Fine Arts

CEFA Early Learning is Canada’s leading private school for children ages one to five. Trusted by parents since 1998, we’ve earned a reputation for developing intellect in the early years, and providing children with the finest start in education, arts, and the humanities.
We offer an incredible opportunity for children to not only explore and learn, but to discover how they can contribute to the world. CEFA students develop and play along with other children who are the same age, and they are always learning and playing – not just learning, and not just playing. At CEFA Calgary South, core fundamental skills are at the heart of our curriculum.


Children need more than childcare to thrive. Give them the best of both childcare and early childhood education

At CEFA, the health and well being of our students and their families is of the utmost importance to us. We are operating our classrooms at half capacity so that parents can trust their children are safe. Read our CEFA back to school safety measures.

We operate what you may traditionally think of as a daycare or childcare in Calgary, but there is a difference. CEFA offers a proprietary curriculum including S.T.E.M., Reading, Writing, and Fine Arts, such as Yoga and we heavily utilize singing as a learning aid. This lays the foundation for future academic success because the skills learned at CEFA are transferable to other subjects, and to life.

CEFA students learn from highly qualified teachers. Not only do our teachers have their Early Childhood Education licences, but they have also completed our specialized CEFA Teacher Training.

Now open in Calgary South, our Early Learning School is brand-new and located in a beautiful, large, stand-alone building just off Macleod Trail SW. Our Calgary South location spans 9,000 square feet and boasts 11 spacious, natural finished classrooms, a Gross Motor gym, and a secure outdoor playground for children ages one to five. We have capacity to cater our program to 162 children.

After twenty successful years of operating in British Columbia, we are thrilled to be a part of the Calgary South community. Our location is easy to access and great for parents who are commuting.

Email us at or feel free to give us a call for more information or to book a tour at 403-217-9675. You can also fill out an inquiry form.

Developing a better way of learning

Did you know that the first six years are the most important in a child’s life? Our schools are designed to provide your child with the right education at the right time – during the brain’s most formative period. 

Having your child attend CEFA will change your child’s ability to learn, for life. What you give your child by enrolling them at CEFA is more than a daycare. It is an early learning private school with curriculum that ensures that their future is the best and most successful it can possibly be. 

At CEFA, the health and well-being of our students and their families is of the utmost importance to us. Read our CEFA back to school safety measures.

“Absolutely amazing place for your children! Finally Alberta gets the very first CEFA early Learning School for children ages 1-5! We are so lucky to have it here in the hart of Calgary! Brand new 9000sqf facility for kids to get the very best education including creativity, science, STEM, arts, social studies, sports and many more! Small classes and exceptional teachers with CEFA curriculums will give your children the best environment to enjoy, learn, have fun and forver explore! I recommend CEFA to everyone!”
Anamarija Beslin

At CEFA Calgary South, Early Childhood Education is affordable.

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CEFA Early Learning Calgary South Schedule

At CEFA Calgary South, we want to welcome you even when you may not be scheduled. Occasionally parents may request to bring their child on a day outside of that child’s schedule. If there is space available in the classroom, the family would be invoiced a drop-in fee for that day. Please note that CEFA can only offer drop-in days to currently registered students. We do not switch scheduled days. Please contact the school for the drop-in fee.

Children are exposed to a wide variety of subjects on a daily basis including reading, writing, STEM, music, physical education, visual and arts, yoga and relaxation and culture immersion.

School Closures

In case of inclement weather conditions or power outages which prevent CEFA Early Learning from providing service to families, the school’s Franchise Partner will make an early morning decision to close the school based on our School District. 

Snow closures – In the event of heavy snowfall, our priority is the safety of our families and staff. We expect to be opened every day throughout the winter. However, if the public schools in our School District, South Calgary, has made the decision to not open schools because the roads are deemed too unsafe for travel CEFA Calgary South will also be closed.



Contact Us

9625 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary, AB T2J 0P6

Open Houses

Please contact our Director and Curriculum advisor, Anita:

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 7:30AM to 5:30PM
Hours subject to change with notice