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 Day Nursery Act 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

Infant Room New October 2107   The babies and staff have settled in nicely over the month of September. The staff in the classroom are Mrs. Vicky, Mrs. Bonnie and Miss Brionne. If... READ MORE

Toddler Room News

Toddler Room News October 2017   We have been very busy this past month. The toddler room has many new friends that have joined us. We are very excited with the wonderful start... READ MORE

Preschool Room #2

  An example of Intentional Teaching When Mrs. Stephanie rescued a garter snake from the playground, the teachers asked the children, “What do you know about snakes?”  They had many questions. “What do... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1

October is here and soon we will start to see all the wonderful signs of Fall. Along with the colours of fall comes the cooler weather. Please check your child’s hanger bag, to... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

  The children showed an interest in many things this past month. We started out by observing nature all around us while outdoors, watching the birds and butterflies as well as catching bugs.... READ MORE

School Age News

School Age #1: Although, it hasn’t felt like it yet, we are excited that Fall is upon us!  We are anticipating lots of changes to our outdoor environment and look forward to observing... READ MORE