First Foundations Children’s Academy

First Foundations Children’s Academy

Since September, 2019, First Foundations Children’s Academy (FFCA) began operating its Pre-Nursery and Nursery programs at Adath Israel.

First Foundations was founded by Alisa Daly in 2010.  It was first run out of 2 residential homes in 2010 and 2011 in Thornhill.  In 2012, they opened a 3000 square foot facility in Thornhill.  A second location was opened in the Cedarvale neighborhood at Beth Sholom Synagogue in Fall, 2017 and a year later, after extensive renovations of the Adath Israel school wing, First Foundations unveiled its brand-new facility with 4 classrooms, a kitchen and new offices.

When asked to describe her program, Alisa shared, “FFCA is Jewish Preschool reinvented.  Our programs offer a meaningful and enjoyable introduction to Jewish learning.  We focus on positive communication, self-regulation and self-help and we use empathy to connect our students and guide behaviour.  Our programs focus on the overall well-being of the whole child including nutrition, physical movement and connectivity with nature. We are delighted to be joining the Adath Israel community”.

We welcome Alisa and First Foundations to their new home at Adath Israel with tremendous excitement about all the possibilities. And great news…members of Adath Israel receive a 10% discount.

Registration for the September 2020 incoming Pre-Nursery and Nursery classes at FFCA Armour Heights at Adath Israel is now open.

CLICK HERE to register and to learn all about what First Foundations has to offer.  You may also book a tour by emailing or calling 647.341.3322.

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