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 News

Happy New Year!  Welcome back and welcome to all our new babies in the infant room. We are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead and hopefully a little more normalcy. The older... READ MORE

Toddler News #1

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a quiet but enjoyable Christmas with your little ones. While 2020 certainly had its challenges, we are hoping for a better 2021. A few of our older... READ MORE

Toddler Room #2 News

Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday. It was definitely a much needed break after a crazy year. It has been a fun week back listening to all the excitement... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1 News

Happy New Year , we hope that everyone had a nice holiday with their family. The children have been excited to tell us what Santa left for them. Many of the children have... READ MORE

Preschool Rm #2 News

Happy New Year! We are so excited to welcome back our families and we hope everyone had a relaxing and safe holiday break! We are excited to hear all about their holidays! Before we... READ MORE