Established in 1989 as a Cooperative Mother’s Morning Out program, the Building Blocks Early Childhood Center and Preschool was officially established in 2001. Building Blocks Preschool is a Ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and is supported as an educational and community outreach program operated at the church facility. We are a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association. Building Blocks is a non-profit, license-exempt facility subject to annual fire, health, safety and sanitation inspections conducted by the state of Missouri. Children of all races and religious denominations are welcome.
Building Blocks Preschool Information:
Children ages: 1 – 5 years old
School hours 8:45 – 11:45 am
Lunch Bunch hours: 11:45-1:30 pm (Lunch Bunch is an optional program offered daily for a small additional fee.)
*Building Blocks Preschool will be closed on Parkway School District snow days and snow schedule days.
Kathy Rebholz, Preschool Director
Building Blocks is committed to providing excellence in education for students from diverse backgrounds. We are a child-centered school that promotes play-based learning while children develop a Christ-centered value system. The Building Blocks philosophy is focused on providing a high-quality early childhood education that promotes the development of lifelong learning in the following areas:
Our belief is that all children should have the opportunity to grow and learn to their fullest potential through active participation in experiences that are meaningful to them. We recognize each child as a unique individual with particular patterns of growth and development. We provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment that assists in building a positive self-concept. We also provide hands-on, developmentally appropriate experiences that allow young children to explore, be creative, make choices and solve problems so they develop socially, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and physically.
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