• 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 are hoping everyone is enjoying their summer and having lots of fun making memories with your little ones. The past month our babies have been interested in everything from looking at themselves... READ MORE

Toddler Room News

Toddler Room #1 News August is here and our toddler room has been busy with some emerging interests as well as reoccurring ones. This past month we took a dive into the ocean... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1 News

With summer in full swing, the children have been talking about their personal trips and summer experiences that they have had so far. Many have gone on trips to the beach, some have... READ MORE

Preschool Room #2 News

The children are talking about going to school in September so with the big first day approaching we transformed our dramatic play center into a school. The puppet theatre served as the teacher’... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

We’ve had a very busy summer so far in the kindergarten room!  We’ve celebrated the kick-off to summer by painting fireworks (with pinecones), and sampling ice cream.  We’ve engaged in many carnival activities,... READ MORE

School Age News

  “Summer days, nice and long, makes me want to sing a song. It is hot and dry, but I still sing when I hear the ice cream truck’s bells ring. Snow-cones and... READ MORE