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

Toddler Room 1&2 News

Toddler Room #1 It’s hard to believe the Christmas break has come to an end and we are heading into 2022. We had such a fun filled December with lots of wonderful memories.... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1 News

Happy New Year! We hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. We are very excited to hear all the Christmas stories your children share. It’s always interesting to hear about the holidays and what they... READ MORE

Preschool Room #2 News

Happy New Year! We are so excited to welcome back our families and we hope everyone had a relaxing and safe holiday break! Before we left for Christmas, we were counting down the... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

The holiday season has come to a close, and we are ready to ring in the New Year, here in the Kindergarten room!  Our crew is still on their best behaviour, as they’re... READ MORE

School Age News

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing... READ MORE

Infant Room News

Christmas bells 🔔 are ringing and everyone is starting to feel the excitement of the Christmas holidays!  It’s such an exciting time here at school as the children help put up our Christmas... READ MORE