Caledon East
Children's Place

Celebrating 35 years of unparalleled early learning.

Fostering the next generation in Caledon East


About Our Programs


The Caledon East Children's Place follows the “Ontario Pedagogy for the Early Years, How Does Learning Happen?” and “The Ontario Early Years Framework” and aligns it with elements of a Reggio Emilia approach to learning.


CECP's Toddler program (18-30 months), has a strong focus on supportive relationships, diverse materials, and 1:5 teacher-child ratio. Our highly educated staff team work with an in-house Pedagogical Leader to develop individual programs in each classroom.


CECP's Preschool (30 months - 5 years) offers structured days with primary teachers, small group activities, whole group sessions, and a 1:8 teacher-child ratio.

School Age

CECP's Before and After School Care extends Preschool activities, offering child-driven sessions, academics, and outdoor time from 7:00am - 9:00am and 3:30pm - 6:00pm, for ages up to 12.


Unique Learning

Caledon East Children’s Place is a non-profit organization providing quality early learning and childcare services since 1988, offering inclusive programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and before/after school care, fostering active learning, supportive interactions, and community engagement.

Childcare Services

Helpful Resources


This Peel subsidy helps cover child care costs for eligible families up to age 12, with calculator and phone app for eligibility


PIRS partners with child care and special needs programs, providing pre-school support, resource consultants, and fostering inclusive experiences.


Our website provides resources like the CECP Parent Handbook, Fee Schedule, Accident Report sample, Menu, and more

About Our Programs

Caledon East Children's Place offers programs for Toddler, Preschool and School Age children

Toddler ( Toddler 18 – 30 months of age)

Caledon East Children’s Place employs the HighScope Educational Approach for toddlers (18 – 30 months), fostering active participatory learning through exploration and play. This approach emphasizes close relationships with educators, collaborates with parents for smooth transitions, and maintains a safe, flexible, and sensory-rich environment that caters to individual developmental needs.

In the preschool room, children experience a full day of activities including outdoor play, meals, and rest, guided by primary teachers who tailor the environment to suit their needs and interests. The curriculum incorporates small group learning in language, math, science, art, and social studies, while daily community-building gatherings and planned sessions like MESSAGE BOARD and LARGE GROUP enhance their physical, social, and emotional development through discussions, music, stories, and active play.

The program is based on the interests of the children and is a continuation of the Preschool program. The children continue to benefit from the PLAN-DO-REVIEW process, small and large group time, as well as outdoor time. Opportunities are made available for the children to build upon skills in mathematics, language, literacy and communication, science and technology, creative arts and social studies.

Our Staff

Meet Our Team Members

Anisa Chernecki

Rajdeep Gakhal

Rajdeep Gakhal

Deanna Pacheco

Deanna Pacheco

Katy Jolicoeur

Jessica Arnold

Kelsey Dale

CECP subscribes to HiMama, this app allows families to receive personal updates about their child’s day (how much they had to eat, when they slept, etc.) as well as photos of the experiences that they have had throughout the day. Families can also send and receive personalized messages directly with their child’s teachers each day.

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Our Admission Process

You Apply

Submit parent-child details to get on our waitlist

We Review

Depending on your child’s age, availability will vary throughout the year


$60 non-refundable fee upon acceptance.

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