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

Welcome Spring! We’re looking forward to sunshine and warmer weather for our walks. The infants love creative time. They have enjoyed painting with sponges, colouring with markers and using bingo dabbers. They have... READ MORE

Toddler Room News

Spring is here! The weather has been warming up and the toddlers have been able to enjoy outdoor play a little more. They have enjoyed wagon rides and they love the riding cars... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1

Spring is finally here! Hooray! Unfortunately, with Spring comes lots of rain but it will be better than snow. The children in our room have shown an interest in firefighters and other community... READ MORE

Preschool Room # 2

The children saw their first robin this month. He was perched on a tree on the playground and we actually heard him before we saw him. Spring has finally arrived. It is too... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

  The children enjoyed cheering for Canada last month during the Olympics. We graphed medals and participated in many race and relay events outdoors. It was amazing to see how interested and knowledgeable... READ MORE

School Age News

 School Age #1 They say that April showers bring May flowers, but we’re hoping that the upcoming month doesn’t bring too much rain!  We’re looking forward to spending more time outdoors as the... READ MORE