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About Building Blocks Learning Center

We hope you consider scheduling a tour and learning more about our programs and how our family can support your family’s needs.

Building Blocks Learning Center is a family owned childcare center that fosters care and learning for children ages 6 weeks to school age. Our center has successfully been operating for 28 years and we strive to meet all the individual needs of each family and child in our care.

These are the most formative and critical years in childrens' lives and at Building Blocks Learning Center, we want to work with our families to provide an excellence in care and learning. Our staff is highly trained and all have sincere passions for working with families and young children.

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Emotional and Social Development

Curriculum

We offer infant, toddler, preschool programs. We also have a pre-kindergarten program for children who are 4 years of age and not eligible for kindergarten based on their birthdate, as well as kindergarten aged children who may need more time to develop social, emotional, and academic skills. Each program fosters developmentally appropriate practices and focuses on the creative, social, emotional, and cognitive learning skills necessary for each stage of development.

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Activities

Our gymnastics teacher, Broccoli, comes in weekly from the Connecticut Gymnastics Academy and provides 30 minutes of tumbling and gross motor activities for children ages 2 and older. Miss Mary is our music extraordinaire who visits all classrooms and loves to bring her guitar and sing any songs familiar and new to the children. Toddlers and preschoolers get the opportunity to do yoga in the classroom.

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  • Full Time Care

    All day hours and care are available to those families who have full time careers.

  • Part Time Care

    Perfect for families who only need a few days a week or want their child to start slow.

  • Enrolling your Child

    Be sure to call us to schedule a no obligation tour of our learning center.

Meet the Director

Christine Rice

Christine

Director

Welcome to Building Blocks Learning Center! My name is Christine Rice and I am the owner and Director here at our center.

It is such an amazing opportunity to own a center that can be considered a home away from home to all the wonderful children who attend BBLC! I enjoy getting to re-experience the simple pleasures in life through the eyes of the children and helping them build a solid future through education and play! Outside of work I enjoy rock climbing and spending time with my family and friends.

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Meet the Staff

Brooke

Assistant Director

My favorite part about teaching preschool is seeing the children's excitement when you teach them something new or read a new book. They have such a true love for learning. In my free time, my husband and I love to ride our motorcycle and spend time with our family and friends.

 

Julia

Infant/Toddler Teacher

What I like best about working with children is their energy and enthusiasm for the simple things. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, and I can always make time for a good book.

 

Heather

Toddler Teacher

I love working with children because of the endless excitement and wonder they have when learning new things. I also love being a part of their first experience with school, which paves the way to a successful future. In my free time I love to spend time with my family, go for rides on my quad and relax by a fire.

 

Tricia

Toddler Teacher

I enjoy working with the kids and making them laugh. I love supporting their early learning experiences. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, nature, and sleep.

 

Allison

Toddler Teacher

I enjoy working with children because they are always eager to learn and always put a smile on my face. I am currently attendingQuinnipiac University and during my free time I enjoy going to the gym, watching football, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Sue

Infant Teacher

I enjoy providing quality care for infants, fostering growth and celebrating their milestones. It's very rewarding when it's time to set them free to their next level of learning. In my free time, I enjoy painting, running, and gardening, as well as quality time with family and friends.

 

Cat

Toddler Teacher

I like working with children and watching them experience new things every day. I enjoy helping them learn basic skills that will carry them throughout their educational career. In my spare time I love taking day trips with my twins. I also enjoy walking, swimming, and watching football, hockey, and basketball.

 

Raina

Toddler Teacher

I love working with children because it's great to watch them discover new things and grow. I my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

 

Katie

Waddler Teacher

I like being able to watch the kids grow and get excited about learning new things. In my free time I play softball and enjoy hanging out with family and friends. In the summertime I like to travel and go to the beach!

 

Erika

Infant/Waddler Teacher

Working with children is such a fun and wonderful learning experience. I love watching the children grow and learn something new every day. Walking into my classroom always puts a smile on my face. I enjoy going to school and continuing my education. I absolutely love spending time with my two boys Blake and Camden. I love being able to watch my children grow and learn each day! I also love spending a lot of my free time with my family.

 

Olivia

Toddler Teacher

What I like most about working with children is watching their enthusiasm and the energy they bring. In my free time I love to go to the beach and spend time with my friends and family.

 

Megan

Toddler Teacher

What I like most about working with children is helping them develop skills they'll use for the rest of their lives and watching them grow. In my free time, my favorite things to do are snuggle with my dog, watch sports and spend quality time with my family.

 

Alexis R.

Toddler Teacher

My favorite thing about working with children is seeing them grow and creating new friendships with the children around them. In my free time I love to play softball and spend time with my 4 brothers and sisters.

 

Katie M.

Preschool Teacher

What I love about working with children is that there is not a single day that is the same. I love seeing their faces light up when they've learned something new and overcome their challenges. In my free time I enjoy going to the gym, journaling and playing with my dogs.

 

Felicia

Toddler Teacher

I love working with children because I love watching them grow and learn new things. At this age they are learning so much everyday and are growing from one week to the next so it is a very exciting time to be a part of their life. In my free time I love dancing and teaching dance. I have been a dance teacher since 2015 and I have loved every minute of it. I also love hiking with my god, going to the beach and doing anything outside.

 

Crystal

Infant/Waddler Teacher

What I love about working with children is seeing the excitement when they learn something new. In my free time I love to read or go to the gym. I also attend college for human services and will graduate in 2 years.

 

Karissa

Toddler Teacher

I love seeing children discover new things, getting excited about a book and watching them grow as individuals. I love seeing them able to do something they haven't been able to do before. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and three dogs, helping out with a local rescue and getting lost in a good book.

 

Tina

Toddler Teacher

I love working with children because they brighten my day. Children do something new each day and it's awesome to see them grow. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter and twin boys.

 

Alexis H.

Toddler Teacher

I love working with children because it is incredible to see them grow and learn new things. I love coming in each day to their warm hugs and smiling faces. In my spare time I enjoy walks with my daughter and dog Charlie. I also enjoy reading, watching movies, and being outdoors.

 

Anna

Waddler Teacher

Working with children has always been a huge passion of mine, and now I get to work with them every day! In my free time I like to hang out with my friends and I love to play hockey.

 

Alexis P.

Preschool Teacher

To a child every day is an adventure full of exciting new experiences! It has been a privilege to share in those experiences through the years and I look forward to many more! I enjoy camping with my husband and three rescue chihuahuas. I also enjoy spending time with my grand children, reading and knitting.

 

Debbie

Toddler Teacher

I love working with children because you are able to not only watch them, but be a part of their growth! I love being able to see them bloom in to young students and learners! In my free time I enjoy practicing yoga or going on hikes or doing anything in nature. I also love taking my classes and reading.

 

Kristen

Toddler Teacher

I truly enjoy working with children. Not a single day is the same as the next. I love being a part of the daily progress they make on their journey. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

 

Jessica

Toddler Teacher

I love working with children because not only am I helping them learn and grow on a daily basis, but I am also making sure they are happy - which gives me happiness. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, as well as spending time outside - mostly going to the beach or swimming in the summertime.

 

Valerie

Toddler Teacher

What I love about working with children is their endless energy and how they can always put a smile on my face. In my free time I enjoy doing hair and being with my friends and family.

 

Adriana

Waddler Teacher

Working with children is so much fun because they are always energetic and ready to play. Their laughs and giggles can brighten your day. Watching them learn new things is very rewarding. They are so curious, and I learn new things seeing the world through their eyes. In my free time I love to play with my puppy Thor, ride my bike to the beach, read and spend time with my family and boyfriend.

 

Eleana

Toddler Teacher

I just love the energy that the children have. I also love watching them learn and grow. It's always a very rewarding feeling. In my free time I enjoy playing with my toddler and enjoying family time.s.

 

Anna

Toddler Teacher

What I love about working with children is watching them grow and learn through experience. I love to see them make new discoveries and I love that they are so curious and eager. In my free time I enjoy playing/watching ice hockey, and working towards my master's degree in nursing.

 

Happy Customers

My daughter had been at Building Blocks for almost a year now, she is happy, well cared for, and enjoys her time there. Director, teachers, and staff are all experienced, knowledable, and nurturing. We love it!

Cathy Asselin

My son has been at Building Blocks for 3 years and we (and he) loves it. The teachers have been very nice and responsive to anything we have asked of them and we always feel that he gets the attention that he needs. We feel he is getting a great headstart for future education plus the social skills that will help him transition to the next level. Thanks!

Doug Latham

I am extremely pleased with the care and attention my son has received since starting at Building Blocks! He has grown both socially and educationally under the care of the superior staff, as well as Christine, the owner. The rooms are clean, bright and neat and the outdoor area is very big to accommodate all age groups.

Jessica Santore

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