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 And just like that… summer is coming to an end! We have loved watching the babies grow and will miss all the little ones that are moving up to the... READ MORE

Toddler Room #1 & #2 News

Toddler Room #1  We have had the best summer with your little ones. It’s hard to believe it’s coming to an end. We are looking forward to a new ‘school’ year. Beautiful Autumn... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1 News

Summer has gone by so quickly. We hope you were able to enjoy it. We heard about many cottage vacations and some beach visits. With summer coming to an end, we are excited... READ MORE

Preschool Room # 2 News

We can’t believe summer is coming to an end. Hopefully Mother Nature doesn’t hear that it’s already September and continues to bring us beautiful weather.   It’s time to say goodbye to some... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

Well, what a summer that was! It was so much FUN to have such a full house in the JK/SK room and be surrounded by all the contagious laughter and giggles every day!... READ MORE

School Age News

“A new school year means new beginnings, new adventures, new friendships, and new challenges. The slate is clean, and anything can happen.”   September is here and so is the end of summer!... READ MORE