About Us

Established in 1986, Garneau/University Early Learning Centre (GUELC) is a licensed and accredited non-profit society which offers high quality early learning programs for preschool and kindergarten aged children. As a centre, we remain up to date with current research and practices in early childhood development to create welcoming and educationally stimulating classrooms and experiences.

Inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, we strive for a unity between the child, their home and the centre. Because children learn first and foremost from their homelife, our team works alongside the families to draw inspiration from their values, cultures and traditions to create a cohesive transition between centre and home.

Our team is a warm- but professional, certified and enthusiastic group of educators that are committed to the growth and development of each child in our care. Each member of our teaching team is university educated and are required to participate in ongoing professional development to ensure their ability to maintain excellence in their early learning practices. In our classrooms, the educators are co-learners with the children, they explore, question and research together.

In the Reggio Emilia philosophy, environment is a child’s third teacher. We strive to create a calm and nurturing environment for the children to engage with and explore. Small class sizes allow children to interact in a variety of group sizes amongst their peers as well as engage in one on one interactions with their educators. We use low lighting, soft music and natural elements to create a cozy and secure feel to our classrooms. Because the classrooms are the children’s space, we feel that it is important that our learning materials and documentation are at child level and our furniture is child sized. The centres are created through close observation of the children’s play and interactions and our shelves are full of open-ended materials to simulate children’s natural curiosities.

Community and parent involvement is very important to our children’s educational journey. We have an open-door policy regarding community visitors and parent volunteers and encourage both to be active participant in the classrooms. Whether it be sharing a special talent or hobby, cultural celebration or simply to read a favourite book, we welcome it all. We enjoy community excursions and will take adventure walks regularly to explore our surroundings, local businesses and amenities.

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Contact Information

10925 87 Ave (West Entrance)

T6G 0X4

Email: info@guelc.com



E x p l o r e

Accredited and Licensed Early Learning Program and Facility 

Registered Charity 10194 9527 RR0001

Copyright 2018. Garneau/Univeristy Early Learning Centre. All rights reserved.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Closed on all statutory holidays



Garneau/University Early Learning Centre



  • School is starting up soon so our hallways will be busy once again! This may also have an impact on parking so keep that in mind when dropping off.

  • Scholastic is starting up again! Don't forget that any books you order through us help us raise funds for further classroom resources.

  • We will be celebrating Terry Fox Day on September 27. We will be raising funds and doing a community walk to honour the cause.

  • Our school will be closed on October 8th for Thanksgiving and November 2nd for Professional Development

  • Corn maze field trip October19th!

  • Room B will be going to the Ashbourne on Halloween (October 31st)