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Building Blocks Pre School

844 Jerome Ave
Norfolk, VA 23518

Phone:
(757) 583-6389

Website:

A private state licensed preschool offering part and full time enrollment. Building Blocks offers a well rounded program promoting cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We believe children can learn at an early age, We do teach letters and numbers as well as centers based play and themes oriented activities. Art and hands-on projects allow children to be creative and expressive. Building Blocks Preschool is a foundation for your child's future!

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers work with the children as a large group, small group, and individually. Children are given extra help, more work, or just enough depending on their specific need.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We belive that children can learn. We belive that children learn through play and school work. We believe that all children develop at their own pace and children should be offered a stimulating environment in order to learn and grow.

A Typical Day

We have early morning care with free play and music. Breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. We start our day with circle time, large group, outside or gross motor play in our gym, story time, individual lessons and free play, followed my music, and lunch. Naptime is after lunch, followed by snack, activities, outdoor play, and free play. Our schedule is set up to offer quiet and active activities.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Our school does age appropriate testing and parents are sent home copies of the test. We have open house, parent conferences, and parents are welcome any time to visit, volunteer, observe their child.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We do have some crying children when they first start. Some take longer than others to adjust. We take time to rock, console, take a walk around the building, look outside, and simply play with those who have a hard time adjusting. It takes time, patience, and love.