• daycare, child care, early childhood education, essex ontario, kindergarten, preschool, montessori
  • daycare, child care, early childhood education, essex ontario, kindergarten, preschool, montessori
  • daycare, child care, early childhood education, essex ontario, kindergarten, preschool, montessori
  • daycare, child care, early childhood education, essex ontario, kindergarten, preschool, montessori

Award-Winning Child Care Services Since 1978

Story Book Early Learning Centre, located in Essex, Ontario, is an award-winning non-profit and community-based early education and child care services facility. We have become well-known for providing a superior and enriching environment for the mental and physical growth of your children. Our child care services facility isn’t just a daycare. We provide structured child care programs for children ages 3 months up to 12 years.

Our Early Learning Center professionals believe in creating an environment that is safe and fun for all of our children, including those with developmental challenges. We provide a positive learning environment that expands on their inquiring minds. Through play-based learning, the children show a natural curiosity while developing personal skills such as independence, creativity, motivation, problem solving techniques, social and intellectual skills and much more.

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We have well-qualified, experienced and professional staff that use the Early Learning for Every Child Today (ELECT) document as a framework for learning. In developing our early learning and child care programming for the children, we use a purposeful play-based learning curriculum. Play is balanced within a structured environment with each classroom having their own daily schedule. The staff plan a developmentally appropriate curriculum by following the children’s lead and interests.

Our school is monitored by a board of directors which includes both parents and members of the community working together for the growth of our children. We believe in bringing the community together to raise our children. Because Story Book Early learning Centre is a registered charitable organization, we have access to government grants and are able to accept donations making it possible to keep child care fees reasonable and affordable for everyone.

We are fully licensed by the Ministry of Education and regulated under the Child Care & Early Years Act, 2014, and meet all Health and Safety Regulations.

Our commitment to our program is so strong, we offer a money-back guarantee.

Latest Newsletters

Infant Room News

We would like to take this time to welcome a few new babies and their families to our infant room. I’m sure you have noticed that our older babies have moved up to... READ MORE

Toddler Room News

We are so excited that the warm weather has arrived. We have been able to enjoy more outdoor time which has led to some new interests for the toddlers. We were lucky once... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1 News

Summer is almost here, and it is already super hot and sunny outside. The children have been enjoying the sunny weather and all the summer activities that come along with it. Some of... READ MORE

Preschool Room #2 News

“Lots of fun in the summertime…” The hot sunny days are here, and the children are enjoying the sandbox, bikes and bubbles. We are looking forward to some water play with pails and... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

For the month of May we have been taking advantage of the outdoors. The children enjoy playing group soccer and basketball games. We also use the chalk daily to create beautiful artwork such... READ MORE

School Age News

School Age Room #1 We celebrated Mother’s Day, by using colourful paint and our fingertips, to create a special keepsake for our Moms.  We hope that you loved your new bookmarks and are... READ MORE