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 November already. The time seems to be flying by.  The Autumn season is upon us, and the babies have been seeing the signs while we are out and about on our... READ MORE

Toddler Room #1 & #2 News

Toddler Room #1 A special Thanks to all who came out to our Open House. It was a pleasure to be able to finally show our families our facility, while the children “Trick... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1 News

October has come and gone, and the children really enjoyed talking and learning all about Halloween. We have spent the last couple weeks discussing Halloween and what the children were dressing up as.... READ MORE

Preschool Room #2 News

Last month the children enjoyed learning about Fall. We started the month off by making pumpkin pie art and turkeys for Thanksgiving. We also asked each child what they were thankful for, and... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

We are happy to report that our Thanksgiving “Smiles for Seniors” project was a HUGE success. The residents at Iler Lodge (right here in town) were thoroughly surprised when gifted the Thanksgiving greetings/turkey... READ MORE

School Age News

Hello November!   October has come and gone in a flash! We spent the last month enjoying the beautiful weather and starting our afternoons outside. The fall weather has provided us with a... READ MORE