Our core values
Building Blocks Unlocks Power of Your Child
We aim to unlock the full potential of all children by creating effective, enriching, and positive learning for them. Send your little ones to our Pre-school Pre Kindergarten program to fill their formative years with colors and gift them a bright future!
Building Blocks is centered on one simple principle:
Enriching Active Learners
- child will develop critical thinking skills
- Your child will receive intellectual curiosity and wonder
- Your child’s natural interest will be followed
- Your child will share the joy of learning inside and outside in nature
Our philosophy is influenced by adopting the core values of the internationally renowned schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Our approach acknowledges children as capable active constructors of knowledge and places emphasis on the learner’s curiosity, interests, sensory experiences, surroundings, and social relationships. In the child’s early formative years, children form their own “hundred languages” of expressing themselves and have numerous ways of thinking, exploring, playing, speaking, and doing. Building Blocks Teachers act as documenters, observers, and researchers, and the classroom and outdoor environment act as a “third teacher”. Being intentional and responsive to stimulate the senses of every learner and unleashing their innate creativity and natural eagerness to explore and play. Fostering creativity through the work of young hands, it is an environment that reflects the values we want to communicate to children. Our guiding principles allow us to focus on the whole child, empowering their thoughts, questions, interests, and in turn confidently fostering a lifelong love of learning.
Our happy parents
November 12, 2013
We came to know Building Blocks and their wonderful environment over 5 years ago when my children were little(2.5 and 5.5 at the time). I was fearful of any change for my Child, especially my son, who loves consistency. The minute I walked into the school, I felt my heart soften and fears subside. It felt like home. I loved the daily learning stories they sent home, so I could read about what my children were learning, see the pictures of them doing it, and talk with them about it at night. I realized I wasn’t missing their childhood after all; I felt actively engaged. Incorporating nature into the learning was a huge bonus for the child. The school is beautifully nestled on the edge of a state park area, and over time this provided hours of learning, playing, and enjoyment for all the child. Through every season, there is something to learn from the outdoors and they all do! Hurray to the wonderful staff, teachers, and owners who make it happen every day and tirelessly continue to encourage, develop, adapt, learn, smile, love, and treat our child like their own. We Love You Building Blocks – Thank You!
February 4, 2020
Building Blocks is not just a school, it’s a family. They support and care for every student, and their teachers are top-notch, combining their expertise with experience to build up the child in so many ways. As a parent, I love the scrapbook-style documentation of what my child does and learns each day.
My child both attended Building Blocks as children, My son was fully in the preschool for below 3 years. My daughter in the before and after school program (5 yo) and both were in the summer programs every year. As a working mom, it was a godsend. Building Block’s holistic approach to learning was exactly what we wanted; the teachers were all kind, supporting, loving, and approachable so we could work through tough times that children often have. They are awesome with their communication, so I always felt like I was part of my children’s day, even though I couldn’t be there with them. They incorporated nature in their learning approach, with daily outside activities, even in the winter, which helped build love and enjoyment of the outdoors. They incorporated topics in the lesson plans that the children showed interest in.