Learning Environment


Hands-On Learning

Imagine going to school every day and actually doing the job you will be doing after graduation. As a student in George Brown’s School of Early Childhood you will be exposed to the realities of working in a real-world child care centre including placements across Toronto and within one of the twelve George Brown-managed child care centres, or “lab schools”. Run by trained early childhood professionals, and relied upon by hundreds of families in Toronto, these lab schools are all about learning-by-doing. One of your field placements will be at a lab school below:

  1. Casa Loma Child Care Centre, George Brown College
    160 Kendal Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 1M3
  2. Daystrom Child Care Centre,
    25 Daystrom Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M9M 2K8
  3. Elmlea Child Care Centre,
    50 Hadrian Dr., Etobicoke, ON M9W 1V4
  4. Esther Exton Child Care Centre,
    55 Ameer Avenue, Toronto, ON M6A 2Z1
  5. Fashion District Ryerson Child Care Centre,
    96 Denison Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 1E4
  6. Nelson Mandela Child Care Centre,
    440 Shuter Street, Toronto ON  M5A 1X6
  7. Parkdale Child Care Centre,
    78 Seaforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6K 3L2
  8. Queen Street Child Care Centre,
    1001 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1H4
  9. Richmond Adelaide Child Care Centre,
    130 Adelaide Street West, Mezzanine Level, Toronto, ON M5H 3P5
  10. Rose Avenue Child Care Centre,
    675 Ontario Street, Toronto, ON M4X 1N4
  11. Sprucecourt Child Care Centre
    70 Spruce Street, Toronto, ON M5A 2J1 
  12. University of Toronto, Child Care on Charles,
    35 Charles Street West, Toronto, ON M4Y 1R6

Connected to Industry

Along with lab schools, George Brown has partnerships with over 100 community agencies. This gives you broad opportunities for additional field placements such as:

  • Licensed community-based child care programs
  • Employer-based child care programs
  • Schools
  • Programs for children with special needs
  • Hospitals
  • Playrooms
  • Family resource programs

The choice is up to you but one thing is for sure: George Brown’s early childhood education training will give you a distinct advantage in a wide variety of careers related to educating children.


How to Apply: