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

Our babies have been enjoying some nice sunny days in the stroller. Fresh air and sunshine! We have been heading down to the pond to look for any signs of Spring.  We have... READ MORE

Toddler Room News

March is here and hopefully it brings spring like weather with it. Recently the toddlers have been interested in mirrors and other objects that they can see their reflection in. They have been... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1 News

March is here already and along with March comes spring break for many. If there are any changes to your child’s schedule for the March break, please let the staff know. For anyone... READ MORE

Preschool Room #2 News

The children were looking for dinosaur tracks on the playground. They noticed cracks in the cement. They wondered if the cracks were made by a T-Rex. This sparked an interest in dinosaurs. We... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

Last month the children spent most of the time talking about Valentine’s. We wrote letters to our special friends and learned how to spell H -E- A-R- T to the tune of “Bingo”.... READ MORE

School Age News

School Age #1 News With the new month upon us, there has been some speculation, amongst our crew, as to whether March will come in like a “Lion”, or a “Lamb”.  Stay tuned,... READ MORE