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


February 2018 Infant Room   Welcome to February. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can get outside a little more. This month we will be busy with crafts, sensory activities, and play,... READ MORE


February 2018 Toddler Room News   Welcome February! What a cold, cold month January has been. Due to the freezing temperatures, we were unable to get outside many of the days, but that... READ MORE

Preschool #1

Preschool Room # 1 February 2018   Wow! Where has January gone? It seemed to have come, brought a mixture of really cold days and some warmer days and then left. Although we... READ MORE

Preschool #2

February 2018 Preschool Room # 2 News   January was a busy month, full of fun activities in dramatic play. We began the month with an ice skating rink. A tarp was used... READ MORE


Kindergarten News February 2018   Last month our Kindergarten friends showed a great interest in owls. The children enjoyed learning about the different species of owls, when they are awake and what type... READ MORE

School Age

February 2018 School Age #1 Room News   With the incredibly low temperatures recently, and the snow covered outdoors, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to engage in winter-themed activities.  We’ve designed snowmen, created... READ MORE