Register for our waitlist through the Region of Waterloo’s OneList system.

Bright Starts CELC prioritizes registrations (detailed below) in order of oldest application date, considering the age of the child and the child care space that is available. .

  • Priority 1 – Bright Starts CELC staff with children waiting
  • Priority 2 – Families with siblings already at the centre;
  • Priority 3 – University of Waterloo affiliates (faculty, staff, post-doctoral researchers and students)
  • Priority 4 – Surrounding community of the Region of Waterloo

Our full Waitlist Policy can be reviewed here.

Please note, due to our long priority 3 waitlist, it is unlikely that priority 4 families will be offered a space.

Once you’re offered a space, a $200 deposit is required. This registration fee is refundable upon withdrawal from the program, provided Bright Starts is given sixty days written notice prior to the child’s termination date.

Registered families are invited to drop by and visit Bright Starts at any time. Parents and new children are welcome to join us for play visits prior to starting at Bright Starts. Spending as much time as possible during your child’s transition will help both you and your child get to know the staff, activities, and schedule.

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