Right now, education is at the forefront of parent’s minds. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic turned the world upside down, many families were thinking about how to ensure their child received the best education possible. 

Who can you trust to teach, nurture, and care for your child from ages 1-5? 

For hundreds of parents, the answer is CEFA!

CEFA is a leader in Canadian Private Education,and we are always on the lookout  for passionate Franchise Partners to grow our business. 

If you have dreamed of being your own boss – and believe in the power of a world-class curriculum– a CEFA franchise could be the path for you!

Get to Know the CEFA Team

Our Core Education & Fine Arts Early Learning School (CEFA) Franchises are growing to keep up with demand, both domestically here in Canada as well as in select locations internationally. As such, we are actively recruiting business savvy parents and educators to join our team!

Founded by Natacha V. Beim in 1996, CEFA schools are instantly recognizable. Teachers and staff have built a reputation for excellence. There are close to 30 private schools currently operating in Canada, with many more on the way. There are immediate opportunities in Ontario and Alberta, plus a strong market outlook for new schools to launch across Canada and in the U.S.  

Will you be one of them? 

What Awaits You as a CEFA Franchise Partners

You’ve got the passion. And the drive. Next, it’s time to weigh the pros and cons of starting your own business. 

The good news is, with CEFA you are becoming a part of the franchise family. As such, you will have access to all the resources that accompany working with a highly successful brand (and much less stress of starting a new venture independently). Whereas building a brick-and-mortar school, hiring contractors, interviewing teachers, developing curriculum, and sourcing students can all be a giant headache, as a Franchise Partners, CEFA has you covered. In fact, we have a dedicated operations team whose job is to facilitate your success! 

Here are some top Franchise Partners perks:

You can expect to receive training, marketing strategies, Q&A sessions, and ongoing help to get your school up and running smoothly. 

Unlike other franchise opportunities in the food or retail, CEFA is all about maintaining phenomenal relationships with families. Students who enroll at our private schools generally attend for 4 years. 

What does that mean, as a Franchise Partners?

Well, for one thing, it translates into a wonderfully collaborative work atmosphere. Rather than feel like you must always be “closing a sale,” your school will be a place of learning for many years to come. This translates into revenue predictability and financial stability for you as an owner. 

The beauty of having a CEFA school is that you can be close to home. You know your neighbourhoods best, and so we value our Franchise Partners expertise when it comes to locations and demographics.

However, picking out the perfect spot can feel overwhelming. Not to worry! Our Real Estate team is ready to assist with lease negotiations, zoning, permit applications, construction management…basically, all the stuff you may need a helping hand with.

With more than 25 years experience, CEFA is proud to be expanding. We look forward to welcoming eager new investors into our franchise family. 

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