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 and #2 News

Infant Room #1 News Last month we had so much fun talking about pets. The children loved looking at our wall display and finding their own pets. Thank you to all our parents... READ MORE

Toddler Room #1 and #2 News

Toddler Room #1 News Wow, February already! This month we will focus on family, friendship, and of course Valentine’s Day.  If you would like to send a family photo for your child to... READ MORE

Preschool Room #3 News

During the month of January, we spent a lot of time talking about all things Winter! This interest sparked after getting some snow and the children getting involved in Winter activities like skating... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

We’re starting off our month here in the kindergarten room with a little kindness!  Plans are already underway, for creating artwork for the residents at Iler Lodge.  We’re sure that they’ll love our Valentine surprises!... READ MORE

School Age News

Hello February! January went by in a flash. They say that time flies by when you are having fun! We spent the last few weeks of January exploring different types of weather, with... READ MORE