To fight the spread of COVID-19, on May 6, 2020, the Premier of Ontario announced, on the advice of our Chief Medical Officer of Health and other leading public health officials, the further extension of the declaration of emergency across the province and the continued closure of licensed child care centres. The order will remain in place until May 19, 2020, at which point it will again be reassessed and considered for extension. Bright Starts CELC will remain closed while this current, and any subsequent, declaration is in effect.

We thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging and uncertain time. And, most importantly, we hope all our members and their loved ones remain healthy and safe.


Stacey Reid, RECE
Executive Director
Bright Starts Co-operative Early Learning Centre Inc.


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.

Our Programs
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Join Our Team
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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