Our Programs

Important AnnouncemenTs:


For anyone interested in obtaining Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 registration forms

please contact us at 

dcharbonneau@bbdps.com

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SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGE TO BECOME EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

Posted April 7, 2020

Building Blocks will continue to remain closed up through April 29, 2020 pursuant to the most recent executive order issued by Governor Cuomo and the mandates of our local health departments.  Continuity of learning will continue to be provided throughout this entire period.  There will be NO Spring Break starting on April 9th as had been initially scheduled on our school calendar.  We wish all those observing holidays this week happiness with their families.  Please keep practicing social distance and stay healthy!

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Posted April 1, 2020

Our mandated school closure will continue through April 15, 2020 pursuant to the directive of both the Suffolk County and Nassau County Department of Health.  We continue to keep all of the children and families that we serve in our hearts and in our thoughts at this time of great uncertainty and tremendous struggle.

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Posted March 17, 2020

The administrators and staff of the school would like to extend our warmest thoughts and prayers to all members of the Building Blocks community during these very tumultuous times.  We are grateful for the knowledge that as of this evening we have no known cases of COVID-19 within our school community.  We continue to keep abreast of the ever changing guidance being disseminated by our governmental agencies.  Today we were directed by both the Suffolk County and Nassau County Departments of Health to suspend all school operation up to and including April 1st, 2020.  We will continue to keep you apprised of calendar changes as they become available to us.  Please continue to wash your hands, adhere to the principles of social distancing and

STAY SAFE! 

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Posted March 13, 2020:

SPRING RECESS has been changed and will now begin on Monday, March 16th and will run through Friday, March 27th.  School will re-open on Monday, March 30th.  Consequently, there will be NO school closures in April and school will likewise be open for students and staff on Friday, May 22nd and Tuesday, May 26th.  We wish all of our families continued good health during these stressful times.

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Building Blocks celebrates 30 years of service and dedication by Miss Colleen and 20 years of service by Miss Mary, Miss Jenn W, Miss Sandra and Miss Alison. 

From Left to Right:  Miss Alison (speech pathologist), Miss Jenn W (Integrated teacher), Miss Mary (Clinical Coordinator), Miss Sandra (speech pathologist) and Miss Colleen (Integrated teacher).

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Wishing much good luck and happiness to our two retirees,

Karen Paterson (speech pathologist) and Patricia Fellrath (SEIT/EI Teacher)!


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Registration for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020/21 is being accepted. 


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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 35 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