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 News

We are settled into our new building and the babies are loving it! We have been able to watch the hydro trucks and forklifts out our big window, some of our babies get... READ MORE

Toddler Room 1 & 2 News

August is here, the summer is quickly going by. We hope everyone is having a great summer. The children are enjoying our new school and have adapted to their new play spaces, both... READ MORE

Preschool Room #1

Summer is in full swing, and we are all enjoying every minute of it! We are having lots of fun playing outside on our new equipment. We have also been bringing  different items... READ MORE

Preschool Room #2

July was full of discovery in Preschool #2 as the children have been interested in letters and science. With Summer in full swing the children have been very excited about the different places... READ MORE

Kindergarten News

We are so excited to be back in the classroom, and a very full one, at that!  It’s been fun to catch up with some familiar faces, and welcome lots of new friends,... READ MORE

School Age News

Wow what a summer it has been for us thus far! In many ways the children have expressed to us how awesome this year’s themes are and can’t wait for what’s in store... READ MORE