• daycare, child care, early childhood education, essex ontario, kindergarten, preschool, montessori
  • daycare, child care, early childhood education, essex ontario, kindergarten, preschool, montessori
  • daycare, child care, early childhood education, essex ontario, kindergarten, preschool, montessori
  • daycare, child care, early childhood education, essex ontario, kindergarten, preschool, montessori

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

The babies have been busy engaging in small group activities with our student Megan for the last few weeks. They have been enjoying singing as well as listening to felt board stories and... READ MORE

Toddler Room #1

The Christmas season is quickly approaching, and the children are already showing excitement for the Christmas holiday and everything that goes along with it. Some children told us all about Santa and his arrival... READ MORE

Toddler Room #2

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” December is here and we are so excited to start talking about Christmas. We will be learning about the traditions, decorations and singing Christmas songs... READ MORE

Preschool Rooms #1 & #2

Preschool Room #1 We got our first taste of snow and cold weather. Thank you to all our families for bringing their winter gear. We were able to get outside and have fun.... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

Our Kindergarten room certainly has been busy lately, and the past month has flown right by!  We’ve welcomed some new friends and had a few different teachers in to spend some time with... READ MORE

School Age #1 & #2 News

School Age #1 “Maybe Christmas he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps, means a little bit more.” ~ Dr Seuss, The Grinch             It’s the most wonderful time of the... READ MORE