We are a school that cultivates collaboration in a community and builds meaningful relationships with children and families.
We believe that children have the right to live their Childhood, not too be rushed through it. We believe that all children are capable. We view every child as being full of potential and believe that all children have a natural desire to learn and make meaning of their world.
A Message to Parents from the Staff of Building Blocks Preschool:
As informed and involved parents, you’ve already laid the foundation for your children’s learning. It’s our job to build on that foundation by providing the very best in developmentally appropriate early-learning opportunities.
Why Building Blocks?
High-quality early childhood education optimizes school readiness and leads to better academic performance among children in grades K–12. At Building Blocks, we’ve taken the most innovative learning tools from around the world and woven them into a curriculum that aligns with State of Michigan goals and objectives for kindergarten students.
Our talented and dedicated teachers nurture all aspects of a student’s development—the social, the emotional, the cognitive, and the physical. This “whole child” approach to education makes preschoolers constructors of their own learning, with teachers serving as their guides. Always thinking on their feet, Building Blocks teachers take cues from the children and adapt lessons on the fly to support students in their discoveries.
Children are at the heart of everything we do at Building Blocks Preschool. Our goal is to instill a “love for learning” in each child who passes through our doors. Actually, it’s more than just our goal—it’s our passion.
Established in September 2004, Building Blocks is nature-based preschool grounded in the traditions of a highly regarded Italian model of early childhood education. Popularized by the esteemed teacher and psychologist Loris Malaguzzi and named for the city in which it began, the Reggio Emilia approach is student centered and responsive to children’s natural interests and ideas. Perhaps most important, Reggio-inspired teaching awakens and reinforces the many different methods children use to express themselves—whether through the visual arts, music, drama, storytelling, or a host of other ways that Malaguzzi referred to as “The Hundred