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

Welcome back! It’s been quite awhile since we have put out a new newsletter and officially welcome families back to Story Book. It is extremely exciting to see all the familiar faces and... READ MORE

Toddler Room News

Toddler Room # 1  As you are aware, we are all doing our very best to keep up with the new cleaning and distancing protocols for Covid-19. It can be very challenging at... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1

We want to take this opportunity to welcome all of the children back. They have adjusted well with the new routines. The staff in the room include Mrs. Steph, Mrs. Darlene, and Mrs.... READ MORE

Preschool Room #2

Fall is upon us already! With the changing weather, the children enjoyed talking about and exploring apples and leaves. We also began talking about letters and numbers. All of the children can recognize... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

The month of October brings many exciting things to the Kindergarten room!  We have welcomed the first day of Fall and have been keeping track of the falling leaves all around us.  So... READ MORE

School Age News

Oh, what a “summer” it has been. We are so excited to finally be able to welcome back our families to latchkey. As we have returned, we have shared many stories about the... READ MORE