Are you passionate about changing lives?

If you’re looking to make a difference in your community, have an influence on the most important time in a child’s life, work with incredible teachers, and contribute to the economy, a Core Education & Fine Arts Early Learning School Franchise might be right for you.

Are you passionate about changing lives?

If you’re looking to make a difference in your community, have an influence on the most important time in a child’s life, work with incredible teachers, and contribute to the economy, a Core Education & Fine Arts Early Learning School Franchise might be right for you.

CEFA offers something no one else can.

Core Education & Fine Arts (CEFA) was established in 1998 and offers a proprietary, award-winning curriculum and has an impressive track record as the largest and most established Canadian Education Franchise Company.

CEFA curriculum was developed by studying best practices in Early Childhood Education from around the world and is designed to educate children during their most formative years.

Curriculum that counts.

A CEFA Early Learning School Franchise provides the right education delivered in the right manner to help shape learning as a key foundation to future development. It’s a passionate cause to help impact the future generation of leaders, professionals, and humanitarians. With the curriculum already developed, you get to focus on bringing it to life.

Curriculum that counts: CEFA has earned a reputation for developing intellect in the early years and providing children with the finest start in education, arts and the humanities. Full day early childhood education and junior kindergarten programs are far beyond the typical daycare and preschool programs found throughout Canada.

Teachers with added credentials: CEFA teachers are trained Early Childhood Educators who, in addition to their qualifications, receive special CEFA training and certification to guide students through our proprietary curriculum.

CEFA is a private school you’ll feel good about owning.

CEFA offers the opportunity to be involved in helping to shape our future leaders of tomorrow – academically, emotionally, physically and socially.

Make a Difference

By owning a CEFA, you’re making a lasting impact on children’s lives by providing them with core fundamental skills they’ll use through their entire life.

More than a Business

CEFA franchisees take pride in knowing that they’re helping develop young minds to better succeed in life and providing them with a future-proof mindset.

Full Franchise Support

CEFA provides all the training and support needed to open your school including marketing strategies, optimizing your operations and training your staff.

Predictable Revenue

Revenues based on monthly enrolment means that partners know exactly what their monthly revenues will be at the beginning of each month.

Work Life Balance

With a school based schedule you get evenings and weekends off, holidays, and family time are a part of the cefa franchise partner lifestyle.

High Demand Market

9 out of 10 parents want their child to succeed in school and want to establish fundamental skills early in their development.

Meet our Franchise Partners.

Interested? Here’s the path to ownership

1

APPLY ONLINE

Fill out the application form to let us know you’re interested in learning more. A CEFA franchising expert will follow up with you.

2

GET TO KNOW US

Meet our team and we’ll walk you through our Franchise Guide and Financial Disclosure Document (FDD), answer any questions, and submit confidential financial evaluation.

3

REVIEW & SIGN

We send an offer extended to you to review and sign agreements.

4

START PLANNING

We help you set expectations and timelines, help you choose a site. Then you start working on the buildout, business plan and marketing.

5

HANDS ON TRAINING

CEFA Teacher Training takes it one step further with intensive in-school training and a mentorship program.

6

READY TO GO!

Your GO (Grand Opening) is now here. Congratulations! Our support staff will work with you proactively to ensure every detail is in place and guide you through day-to-day operations.

Finance for Franchise Owners.

Due to the record demand for early learning centres, including childcare, as well as the unparalleled success and excellent track record CEFA has, a CEFA Franchise is an approved franchise concept for many national and local lenders. We also meet the criteria for SBL (Small Business Loan) eligibility, and our Franchise Finance team has great relationships with many national SBL lenders. Our lenders are already familiar with our model and lending needs, and have often funded other CEFA Franchises successfully. These valuable relationships result in competitive terms and a streamlined process for our Franchise Partners.