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  Summer has made us get creative. We have taken a lot of early morning walks and short visits to the playground to avoid having the infants in the heat for... READ MORE

Toddler Room #1 & #2 News

Toddler Room #1 Another exciting month in the toddler room has flown by! We spent a lot of time this past month talking about all things summer. One of the toddlers’ favourite activities was... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1 & #2 News

Preschool Room #1 News- Hooray! Summer is in full swing. We have heard that a lot of our families enjoyed the Fun Fest. We the heard dragon roller coaster was fun for some... READ MORE

Preschool Room #3 News

At the start of July, we celebrated Disney  ! The children read books and created wonderful Disney themed art. Making Mickey Mouse ears for the children to wear, rescuing Frozen characters stuck in... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

It’s been an incredibly fun few weeks, here in the Kindergarten Room!  We certainly know how to pack the most into our days and take these summer months by storm! We’ve travelled deep... READ MORE

School Age News

We hope all our families are having as great of a summer as we are here in our School-Age room. This summer has already consisted of an abundance of fun in the sun,... READ MORE