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

Have a look at the photos

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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 Thank you for sending in your family photos. They are posted at the babies’ eye level, and they are enjoying looking at them. We have been singing songs about families and... READ MORE

Toddler Room 1 & 2 News

Toddler Room #1 February was a quick month! We had fun learning about Valentines Day and talking about our family and friends. We hope you all enjoyed Family Day. As most of our... READ MORE

Preschool Room 1& 2 News

Preschool Room #1 Hip, hip, hurray for March! Our groundhog friend made his prediction for it to be 6 more weeks of winter, let’s see if he’s correct this year. The children have... READ MORE

Preschool Room # 3 News

Welcome to all our new families in Preschool #3. The children have settled in nicely and we are excited to grow and learn together. It was quite fitting to have our “winter” interest... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

As the old saying goes, “March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb.” The JK/SK group will be learning all about weather, and what these symbols mean. They’ll be documenting... READ MORE

School Age News

Happy March!   We are ready to welcome Spring with open arms. March brings the hope of nice weather but as we have learned, Canadians can experience winter and spring weather in the... READ MORE