** WINTER WEATHER UPDATE for Monday, February 8, 2016 **
SCHOOL IS CLOSED
*** Building Blocks' staff, children, and families were joined by the Ryan family, Legislator Leslie Kennedy, Susan Glover, Commack CPSE chairperson, and Debbie Virga and Brenda Lentsch, representatives of the Commack Public Schools administration and Board of Education, in celebrating the Grand Opening of our new playground. Many thanks to all who participated in the festivities and helped to make this such a wonderful day! ***
****Enrollment for SUMMER session 2016 and school year 2016/17 has just begun!!****
*Limited availability remains for 2015-16 school year...don't miss out on a wonderful opportunity for your child!
Building Blocks Developmental Preschool
is an early childhood center that has been dedicated to enhancing the development of all children ages birth through age five for 31 years. Starting with our parent/child and toddler separation groups and continuing up through our preschool classes, children blossom and grow while striving to reach their learning potential. Toddlers and preschoolers participate in a curriculum which is aligned with New York State Department of Education Learning Standards and is enhanced by physical education, a music program, and computer literacy activities. Children participate in many extra-curricular activities as well, including field trips, pumpkin picking, a visit from the fire department, special performances and many more.
Building Blocks offers comprehensive programs and services to meet the many special needs of all children including regular education, special education, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, family training, evaluation services and ABA therapy. These specialized services are made available through a variety of different programs including Mommy & Me, Toddler Groups, Preschool Classes, Related Services, Special Education Itinerant Teachers and EI & Preschool Autism Program.
Building Blocks is approved by the New York State Department of Health to perform evaluations and provide early intervention services for children birth to 3 years. At the preschool level, Building Blocks derives its approval as a special education facility and evaluation site for children ages 3-5 years from the New York State Education Department. Building Blocks likewise possesses and maintains current its day care licence in accordance with regulations set forth by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Special education programs and evaluation services are funded by federal, state and county governments.
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.
- Clay P. Bedford
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
- John Lubbock