We Are Now Open!

Story Book Early Learning Centre is has now re-opened at both locations. Please call for more information.


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 facility. We have become well-known for providing a superior and enriching learning environment for children. Our child care center isn’t just a daycare. We provide structured child care programs for infants and children up to 12 years of age.

Our Early Learning Center professionals believe in creating an environment that is safe and fun for all of our children, including those with diverse needs. 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.

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 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. 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 News

Happy Easter 🐣!!  Wishing all our Infant Room families an amazing Easter filled with excitement.  As you know Story Book will be closed both Good Friday and Easter Monday.  Also, with the school’s... READ MORE

Toddler Rooms

Toddler Room #1 Happy Spring! With Spring upon us it gives us the opportunity to talk to our toddlers about the many changes this season brings us. We will talk about new growth,... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1

Happy Spring! We have been enjoying some warmer weather and it has been so nice not to have to dress in snow pants and boots everyday. There are still some days that it... READ MORE

Preschool Room #2

The month of March was full of fun and exciting adventures. The children’s main interests involved measurement, camping, and the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! We introduced measurement by creating a measuring centre... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

We’re sure you’ve heard the popular saying . . . “If March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb”.  Well, our JK/SK crew decided to test that theory.  We’ve... READ MORE

School Age News

    “Roaring in like a lion, bouncing out like a lamb. Spring is making magic over all the land. Pushing up the flowers, painting on the leaves. Warming up the weather, waking... READ MORE