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 The nice weather is finally here!!! We are so glad to be able to take the babies outside multiple times a day, to play in the yard and on walks... READ MORE

Toddler Room #1 & #2 News

Toddler Room #1  The last few weeks we have had a lot of interest in learning all about safari/zoo animals. The toddlers have had a lot of fun learning the names of new animals,... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1 & #2 News

Preschool Room #1 News We are loving this warmer weather. We have been enjoying some of our summertime activities. One of the favourites is the sandbox, the children love to make sandcastles and to... READ MORE

Preschool Room # 3 News

During the month of May we enjoyed celebrating some more “special days” as the preschoolers call them. Our favourite seemed to be McHappy Day, when our dramatic play centre was turned into a... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

We’re not quite sure how we’ve already jumped into the month of June, but we sure are trying to pack in as much as we can into the last few weeks of school.... READ MORE

School Age News

Hip Hip Hooray! The nice weather is here to stay!    June is finally here, and our class couldn’t be more excited about the nice weather we have been having. We spent the... READ MORE