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 Room

The infants have been enjoying different types of activities. White is the colour of winter in most regions, so we allowed the babies to explore white items to introduce them to a world... READ MORE

Toddler Room #1 &#2

Toddler Room #1 News             Spring is just around the corner and Spring Break will be here before we know it! Just a reminder that if there are any changes to your child’s... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1

March has arrived, let’s see if our little rodent friend, the groundhog was correct in predicting an early spring. The children love to go outside but a few of these February days have... READ MORE

Preschool Room #2

Wow we can’t believe we are in March already! It seems like February flew by. This past month we’ve enjoyed Valentine’s Day activities, Jolly Phonics songs, and community helpers.             We had so... READ MORE

Kindergarten Room

We’ve seen the sun, but haven’t really felt the warmth, from its rays quite yet.  The groundhog predicted an early Spring, and our Kindergarten crew have been anxiously awaiting its arrival!   Although, there were... READ MORE

School Age # 1 & #2

School Age #1 News “The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.”                                                                                                 -Douglas MacArthur             Winds of March, we welcome you. There is work for you to do,... READ MORE