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

March is finally here and we are hoping to start seeing some signs of Spring soon. We are happy to say that all the babies seem to be settling in nicely to our... READ MORE

Toddler Room News

Welcome back everyone! It is so nice to be back with all our children and families again. We would like to thank everyone for all the help, donations and anything else you may... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1 News

We would like to welcome everyone back. We are nicely settled into our new home. Thank you everyone for the generous donations. We would not have been up and running so quickly, if... READ MORE

Preschool Room #2 News

The children have noticed buds on a tree during outdoor play. They had questions and comments: “What are they?”, “ They are cherries.”, “They won’t turn into leaves until Spring.”, “I think that... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

Time sure flies when you are having fun. March is here and we are all eager to continue with some of the Spring weather we have been having. Gone is the discussions about... READ MORE

School Age News

Here in the school-aged room, we’ve been very interested in building and constructing, with all different types of materials. We’ve been using the legos, the magnetic pieces, straws and connectors and have just... READ MORE