Welcome to Bright Starts Co-operative Early Learning Centre

Bright Starts Co-operative Early Learning Centre Inc. opened January of 2014, providing high quality early learning and child care to the University of Waterloo faculty, staff, students and the surrounding Region. Located on the North Campus of the University of Waterloo behind the Optometry building at the corner of Columbia St. and Hagey Blvd., Bright Starts CELC is an amalgamation of three of UW’s long time standing child care centres, Hildegard Marsden Nursery, Klemmer Farmhouse and Paintin’ Place.


Find full information on our different programs and register on our Waitlist for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.


Are you interested in joining our team of Registered Early Childhood Educators? We are always seeking energetic, nurturing individuals to complement our Bright Starts team.

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