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  We hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas. Although the teachers in the infant room enjoyed a Christmas break, we are very excited to welcome our babies back and... READ MORE

Toddler Room #2 News

Welcome back and Happy New Year from Toddler 2! We can hardly believe 2023 has already begun. We hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones. We are looking forward... READ MORE

Toddler Room #1 News

Welcome to January 2023!  We hope the New Year brings happiness and health to all our families and friends.  We hope everyone had a good holiday and were able to enjoy it with the ones... READ MORE

Preschool Room 1 & 2 News

Preschool Room #1 Welcome back and happy New Year! We hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. The children have been so excited to tell us everything that Santa brought them. We have some new friends... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

Well, the holidays are officially behind us, and although our celebrations were cut short (by a day), we certainly had lots of Christmas fun in the kindergarten room!  We played numerous games, read... READ MORE

School Age News

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to all the wonderful things a new year brings! We worked hard to come up with some New Year’s resolutions, and some of our ideas were... READ MORE