CELEBRATING MARY'S RETIREMENT! WE WILL MISS YOU!
After 21 years of loyalty and dedication to the children and families of Building Blocks, Mary Rousseau, Educational Coordinator, is retiring and moving on to the next chapter of her life. The administration and staff would like to take this opportunity to thank Mary for all she has done to enrich the lives of all members of the Building Blocks family for more than two decades! We wish her much good health and happiness as she begins to create new exciting memories during the next stage of her life!
FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2021-22
MASKING UPDATE Effective 9/16/21:
GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES SERIES OF UNIVERSAL MASK REQUIREMENTS TO PROTECT NEW YORKERS AMID RISE OF DELTA VARIANT
Face Coverings Now Required at State-Regulated Child Care Facilities for Children Ages Two and Up, All Staff and Visitors
Directs Residential Congregate Programs Operated, Licensed, Certified or Approved by the Office of Children and Family Services to Require Masks for All Staff and Residents
Directs Programs and Facilities Licensed or Registered by Office of Mental Health, Office of Addiction Services and Supports, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, and Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to Require Masks
Mask Requirements Apply Regardless of Vaccination Status
As there will be many parents that are in support of the mask mandate, there will also be many that may not be. Parents that would like to voice their concern may do so by using the following email address to write their satisfaction or dissatisfaction regarding the new mandate. firstname.lastname@example.org
**People with medical or developmental conditions that prevent them from wearing a mask may be exempted from the mask requirement as documented by a medical provider.
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