• 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

So far so good! Recently the babies have been able to enjoy morning and afternoon walks again after the interesting April weather we had. They are also loving the climbing structures in our... READ MORE

Toddler Room News

We think it’s safe to say that Spring is finally here! With the change of the season it is a good time to check your child’s spare clothes to see if they still... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1 News

Welcome Spring! The month of April brought quite the mix of warm and cold days. Hopefully May will be full of warmer temperatures. Despite the cooler weather, we still noticed many signs of... READ MORE

Preschool Room #2 News

  On the first beautiful day of Spring which was Friday April 20th, our class celebrated Earth Day by participating in a clean up of our playground and surrounding area. It began with... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mom’s! The children will be busy planning surprises for Mom on her special day. Last month the children spent a lot of time talking about Spring and... READ MORE

School Age News

School Age Room #1 The unpredictable weather that we’ve been experiencing has led to many conversations about the four seasons and some expected traits (typical weather) that go along with each.  During large... READ MORE