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  It’s Fall, Y’all! With the cool weather approaching we are asking parents to send hats, coats, mitten, shoes, and snow pants if needed so we can continue to get outside... READ MORE

Toddler Room #1 & #2 News

Toddler Room #1  October was such a fun month. The toddlers loved talking about fall and especially Halloween. This sparked a lot of interest and conversation about the leaves changing colours. They would... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1

The month of October was filled with signs of fall. The children were fascinated with the leaves on the trees changing colour. When the leaves started to fall to the ground, they were even... READ MORE

Preschool Room #2 News

During the month of October, our interest in fall continued to blossom, beginning with the children discovering the leaves changing on the trees. This sparked the children’s curiosity on why this occurs, and... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

Now that Halloween has come and gone, we will be putting a slight twist on the usual “reduce/reuse/recycle” campaign. Our Kindergarten crew will learn ways to reuse and recycle all of their leftover... READ MORE

School Age News

November is here and so is the cold weather…Brrr! October went by in a flash but that didn’t stop us from having fun. At the beginning of the month, we focused on friendship... READ MORE