Essex Public School students, staff, parents and the community are genuinely excited after receiving Ministry approval for a Daycare addition! The Story Book Early Learning Centre, led by Executive Director Donna Hedrick, suffered a devastating loss when the main location in Essex was engulfed in flames. This permanent pre-school age daycare addition will be added on to the existing building at Essex PS. EPS will soon be able to provide a seamless day for the children from the Town of Essex. We are fully aware that the children and families of GECDSB are appreciative of the seamlessness that we will now be able to create between our programs and the benefits this will have on our little ones who are spending up to twelve hours in our buildings. Children will have minimal transitions from birth through to grade 8 as Essex PS and Story Book will provide educational and daycare needs within the same building. Families with multiple children will now be able to bring their children to one location knowing they will be nurtured and educated by trusting, caring, qualified educators. Our students will benefit cognitively, socially and emotionally from this announcement for years to come.