Bright Starts will be closed today due to inclement weather.  We will re-open tomorrow, Tuesday January 18, 2022 at 8:00AM.

Welcome to Bright Starts Co-operative Early Learning Centre

*PLEASE NOTE – Due to COVID-19 operational guidelines and restrictions, our hours of operation have been temporarily reduced to 8:00AM -5:00PM with individual programs assigned specific 8.5 hour care windows within this time frame. We will revisit our practices as revised guidance is provided by the Ministry of Education and/or Public Health.

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
Register on our Waitlist for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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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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