… Is Moving!

Opening on Monday June14th, 2021 at our New Location.


Take a Sneak Peek at our NEW FACILITY!

Our new child care facility will be opening soon at

70 Brien Ave. East, Essex

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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 News

The infant room has been quite busy the past few weeks, as we have been welcoming some new faces. The teachers have been spending time getting to know each new little one while... READ MORE

Toddler Room 1 & 2 News

Times flies when your having fun! We can’t believe its already May. We have been loving this beautiful spring weather. The toddlers have been noticing all the signs of Spring. Maybe they have... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1 News

We are welcoming May and some warmer weather. Let’s hope all the snow and cold weather is finally behind us. The children are noticing signs of spring. They have spotted several insects outside.... READ MORE

Preschool Room #2 News

April was full of discovery for the children. Their interest included spring, shapes, letters, and of course Easter. Easter was an extremely exciting time in our class as the children went on many... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

Spring Break was a little delayed this year, but it certainly didn’t stop our crew from having fun!  A few extra weeks of waiting, simply meant more time to plan for an activity-filled... READ MORE

School Age News

The great Albert Einstein once said, “play is the highest form of research”. This past month his words could not be truer in describing our classroom interests. Our school age students were diving... READ MORE