Our mission is to provide every child with a positive and supportive environment where they are encouraged to develop their creative, cognitive, and social abilities. We offer Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, and Senior Kindergarten programs.
Joanne Freer graduated from Conestoga College with her Early Childhood Education Diploma in 1976. In 1978, she completed a two-year Certification with the Association for Early Childhood Education in Ontario. Read More
Karen Sanger first started working with children in early 1985, running a parent-and-tot program at her local recreation centre. She then opened Building Blocks Nursery School with Joanne Freer in September 1986. Read More
Lorraine Quibell joined the Building Blocks staff in 2001. Prior to joining Building Blocks, Lorraine worked for ErinoakKids on a part-time basis for 7½ years as an Outreach Assistant working with children with special needs and physical disabilities. Read More
Jennifer Lam is thrilled to be joining the Building Blocks staff for the 2012-2013 school year. Jennifer will be working primarily with the morning Senior Kindergarten class and planning their daily art activities. Read More
My wife and I enrolled our son Alexander at Building Blocks 2 years ago. He is now in his SK year, and the difference in his writing skills this year is nothing short of amazing (his hand writing is better than mine and he’s only 5!). I know that his continued improvements in reading and writing is due to all the teachers at Building Blocks and I thank you all for that. All of your staff take the time and attention to ensure Alexander reaches his full potential.
We recently went to a few local private schools to see what is expected from their JK/SK and Grade 1 students. We found the class sizes were twice as large as the ones at Building Blocks, and by the end of SK the students knew a lot of three-letter words that you can sound out – like “put”, or “lot”. Our son can write and spell words up to 10 letters long, including words with silent letters from memory – this blew me away as the costs for some of these schools were close to $10,000!
I feel with Alexander attending Building Blocks 5 times a week it really allowed him the time to learn as much as he can and it is also the reason he has improved so much over the past two years. I do believe that the financial cost to send Alexander to Building Blocks pales in comparison to what he has received in return.
Markus, our younger son will also be attending Building Blocks (good luck with that one, but I do expect you to achieve the same results LOL).
Once again thank you, please pass on our thanks to the staff too.