We Have Moved!


Our NEW FACILITY is located at

70 Brien Ave. East, Essex

Our entrance is located off of Gosfield Townline at the back of Essex Public School

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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 Room #1 & #2 News

Infant Room #1 News It looks as though Spring is here!  We have been enjoying the nice weather with the babies! The older babies are working on their gross motor skills while playing... READ MORE

Toddler Room #1 & #2 News

Toddler Room #1 News It’s hard to believe it’s May already. The toddlers have been learning all about Spring. Weather patterns, trees, plants, birds, and bugs are just some of the things we... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1 & #2 News

Preschool Room #1 News Let’s hope spring has finally arrived and we have no more colder days. The children have been loving the warmer weather and loved getting to play outside more. The children... READ MORE

Preschool Room #3 News

Last month we talked about Easter.  The children were so excited to share about the Easter bunny coming to their house and all the great things he brought them. The children were also very... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

Well, here’s hoping that Spring is FINALLY here to stay! After a little tease of warmer weather and a couple of days without our coats, April took a turn and had us back... READ MORE

School Age News

Hello Spring!! Our class has been busy spending our time outdoors and we have been so fortunate to take advantage of the beautiful warm weather. Our class has been enjoying playing four square,... READ MORE