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Greater Essex County District School Board
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GECDSB Aids Storybook Daycare

Sun Palor School exterior.jpgThe Greater Essex County District School Board is pleased to be able to assist a community partner in the town of Essex after a devastating recent fire.

Storybook Daycare Director Donna Hendrick shared the following announcment on January 12th:

Story Book Early Learning Centre is excited to announce that with the cooperation of the Greater Essex County District School Board and the Ministry of Education we have secured an interim building and will be relocating our programs effective Monday January 23, 2017 at the former Sun Parlour Junior School located at 492 County Road 8 in Essex.  This relocation is due to the devastating fire which occurred on January 6, 2017 which destroyed our building. 

If your child was enrolled in our program and you would like to send your child to the new location we ask that you call the centre at 519-776-7772 or e-mail us at with your contact and child's information and we will be in touch with you.

We are now able to accept donations, both monetary, in goods and in kind.  We are a non-profit organization and an account has been set up with the Royal Bank for monetary donations.  If you have toys, furniture and books for children under the age of 4 years that you would like to donate, we would ask that you drop them off at Sun Parlour School commencing Saturday January 14, 2017 during the hours of 9 am and 3 pm.  We will be accepting donations at this site 7 days a week.

We wish to thank the parents of those children affected by the fire as it is you that has had to find alternate care for your children in a moments notice.  This is very upsetting for any family to have to deal with.  We would also like to thank the entire community for their continued support as without you we could not have accomplished so much in these very few days after the fire. 


Donna Hedrick, Director

Story Book Early Learning Centre

*The former Sun Parlor School Building (which was closed in 2008) also houses the Essex Community Food Bank.