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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.

 

Gabby

Toddler Teacher

I love working with children because it is great to see them grow from day to day. Each day they find some way to make you laugh and smile. When I am not working with the children I love going to the gym and spending time with my family. In addition I am finishing my undergrad at Southern Connecticut State University.

 

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.

 

Samantha

Toddler Teacher

I love working with kids because there is never a dull moment and there is always something different happening. I am currently attending Quinnipiac University and outside of work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and trips to the beach.

 

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.

 

Hannah

Toddler Teacher

I love working with kids because I love to see their faces light up when they figure something out on their own. This age is so important in learning new things and I love being on that journey with them! In my spare time I try to be with my family and friends and spend time with my horse!

 

Kristen

Toddler Teacher

What I love the most about working with children is watching them learn and grasp new concepts. Watching them get excited about learning something new, or the joy they have with their first accomplishments always makes me smile. In my free time I like to travel, spend time with my family and friends, go to the beach and watch baseball.

 

Abby

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Katy

Toddler Teacher

I am passionate about teaching and enjoy working with children. I believe in providing a positive, safe, and caring learning environment. I find it extremely rewarding to observe the growth of each child throughout the school year.

Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my husband Brian and visiting with family and friends! In the summer you'll find me enjoying the beach and in the winter I'll be hitting the slopes with my snowboard. I'm always up for a challenge and enjoy playing a variety of sports! I like listening to music, traveling, and eating at new restaurants (especially Italian food!).

 

Sarah

Toddler Teacher

To me, the most amazing thing about teaching young children is being there to see them experience and accomplish new and exciting things! The wonder and pride they feel when learning something new ignites my passion for teaching on a daily basis. Being able to contribute to the happiness and well being of a child as they grown and learn is the most rewarding experience there is, and I couldn't imagine doing anything else! In my free time I enjoy making art, music, and spending time with my animals.

 

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

Toddler Teacher

Working with children is such a fun experience. I love to see each child learn something new and I love to see them grow. Walking into my classroom puts a smile on my face! I enjoy continuing school for my teaching certificate and playing with my son Blake. I love being with my family and being able to improve my degree.

 

Lindsay

Preschool Teacher

I've been working with children for seven years now, and there is nothing more rewarding. I like working with children because there is nothing like seeing the excitement in a child eyes when they learn something new, or overcome a challenge. While not working I enjoy spending time with my family and boyfriend, going to fairs, and taking care of my mini farm. I have two goats, 15 chickens, a rabbit, and 1 spoiled German Shorhaired Pointer.

 

Melissa

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Meghan

Toddler Teacher

I love working with kids because it's amazing to see them learn and grow every day, and they always bring a smile to my face. I am a senior at Sheehan High School, and outside of school and work I enjoy dancing, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family.

 

Briana

Toddler Teacher

Being able to watch children crow has given me such a rewarding feeling. Children can be fascinated by the smallest things which makes them so much fun to be around. Children are like sponges, they take in everything around them anywhere they go. I love being able to watch them grow from babies into unique individuals, developing different personalities that make each of them special in their own way. In my free time I love to go on adventures and find new places to carry out my interest in photography.

 

Arianna

Waddler Teacher

I like working with children because I love teaching them new things and watching them grow into little individuals. In my free time, I love being outside, reading and spending 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.

 

Alexa

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.

 

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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