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Columbus Early Learning Centres

For more than 30 years, we have been providing the highest quality of child care to those within our community between the ages of 18 months and 12 years. During this time, we have built strong relationships that are founded on trust, allowing us to provide services to families for generations. Our experienced, professionally trained and licensed staff are committed to the well-being, safety and happiness of your child as they grow and mature in all aspects of life.

Columbus Early Learning Centres adhere to the Ministry of Education’s set curriculum for child care centres. We have also implemented specific enrichment programs where special classes such as dance, yoga, “mad” science and Italian lessons are offered to ensure your child enjoys a broad and unique experience.

In addition to our trained and certified staff, we have licensed special needs resource teachers available to assist in specialized areas for children with special needs or disabilities.

At Columbus Early Learning Centres, we are proud to offer services that are diverse, engaging and reflect the values on which we were founded.

Enrichment Programs Offered

Daycare Activities

Special enrichment activities include:

  • Dance
  • Yoga
  • Mad Science
  • Italian Lessons

All Daycare Teachers are registered Early Childhood Educators and members of the CECE (College of Early Childhood Educators) or Early Childhood Assistants.

Seeds of Empathy

Designed to foster social and emotional competence, early literacy skills and attitudes in children three to five years of age.

Meals and Nutrition

Our lunches are catered by an outside agency Food For Tots. All of our centres follow Canada’s Food Guide and our menus are overseen and approved by a qualified dietician.

Welcoming our Community Back, Committed to Keeping You Safe

Villa Charities is underway with the preparations to welcome each of you back to a safer and healthier environment for all of us. We are committed to the health and safety of our employees, patrons and the overall community. Click below to see what you can expect when we reopen our facilities.

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Stay Engaged with Villa Charities

Although our on-site programming and facilities are temporarily closed, we want everyone in the Villa Charities community to feel supported, connected and engaged, as we stay home and do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. We will be sharing a variety of online and digital content so you can continue experiencing Italian culture and heritage while enjoying our programs and services from home!

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Centro Abruzzo Centre*18 months to 4 years340 Falstaff AvenueMonday to Friday:
7:00am – 6:00pm
Casa Del Zotto Centre*18 months to 4 years3010 Dufferin StreetMonday to Friday:
7:00am – 6:00pm
Regina Mundi Catholic School*4 years to 12 years70 Playfair AvenueMonday to Friday:
7:00am – 9:00am
3:00pm – 6:00pm
St Charles Catholic School*4 years to 12 years50 Claver AvenueMonday to Friday:
7:00am – 9:00am
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Later this year the Columbus Centre child care centre will be relocating to Casa Del Zotto Centre. For more information, please contact lcoombs@villacharities.com or call 416-789-7011 ext. 242. 

*Subsidy provided based on approval from City of Toronto: Toronto Children Services — Child Care Fee Subsidy. For more information go to: toronto.ca

In addition to our trained and certified staff, we have Resource Consultants available to assist in specialized areas for children with special needs or disabilities. At Villa Charities, we are proud to offer services that are diverse, engaging, and reflect the values in which we were founded upon.

For further information, depending on your needs, please contact:

Linda Coombs
Manager, Children’s Programs
Phone: 416-789-7011
Email: lcoombs@villacharities.com


(18 months – 2½ years)

(2½ – 4 years)

(4 – 5 years)

School Ages
(6 – 12 years)

Columbus Early Learning Centres Pre-Registration Form

Child Information


Parent Information

Space is Limited. Upon completing the pre-registration form you will be placed on a waiting list and a package will be forwarded to you.