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 News

We are eagerly awaiting Spring when we can get outside more often.  In the meantime, our  infants have been busy going in and out of the tunnels and practicing their balancing in the... READ MORE

Toddler Room News

Toddler Room #1 News The third month of the year is already beginning! Can you believe how the time is passing by? February was a busy month full of hands-on activities for the... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1 News

March is here and we are interested in seeing if our groundhog friend is right and we get an early Spring. We have been having a wonderful time playing in the snow outside... READ MORE

Preschool #2 News

As March approaches we are eagerly awaiting Spring! This past month we have spent our time indulging in winter activities and celebrating Valentine’s Day! We created winter themed crafts such as snowmen using... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

Well, we certainly are glad to be back, after another long and unexpected break!  And, it’s so nice to see that our Kindergarten crew has picked up again, right where we left off,... READ MORE

School Age News

“Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children”. Goodbye to February; the month of love and lockdown. Might I say, since we   indeed had “no place to go we let it... READ MORE