About Us

FFCA is a private Jewish preschool founded in 2010 in a residential home.  In 2012, we were delighted to open the doors to our brand new 3000 square foot commercial facility in Thornhill. In 2017, we opened FFCA Cedarvale at Beth Sholom Synagogue.  In 2018 we expanded into a fully renovated, state of the art education wing at Beth Sholom. We then added 2 additional Cedarvale classrooms for September 2019 due to high demand. Also in September 2019 we opened First Foundations Armour Heights and in a renovated school wing at Adath Israel Synagogue.


Our goal is to provide our students with the first foundations of social, academic and Jewish learning.


We strive to introduce preschool aged children to the social intricacies of the learning environment.  Our programs focus on the social and emotional development of the early learner. Our programs enable children to become participating and contributing members of the learning process, thereby laying the foundation for future social and intellectual growth.

About the Director

Alisa Daly was born and raised in Toronto.  She is a graduate of the Jewish Day School system and is fluent in Hebrew and proficient in Judaic Studies. 


Alisa has a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, a Masters of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science in England, and a Bachelors of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.  Alisa is the mother of 2 boys, both graduates of First Foundations.


Alisa is passionate about the importance of Jewish education in Toronto and working to re-enforce Jewish values and traditions in the younger generation.