Building Blocks PreSchool

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Building Blocks Office Hours: 8:00 am-4:30 pm on all school days.
Office phone: 636-282-6990

Building Blocks Office will be open once a week (Tuesday) from 8am-12pm during the summer months of June & July.
The office will resume regular office hours starting August 2nd


Location: 849 Jeffco Blvd (Fox C-6 Service Center) Main Lobby entrance

Tiffany Allen: Supervisor @ ext. 7153

Jackie McNabb: Secretary @ ext. 2426
                                Fax: 636-212-7808
  Email: McnabbJ@foxc6.org

Crystal Worth: Registrar @ ext. 7158
                                Fax: 636-282-6933

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MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to provide a foundation towards kindergarten readiness.

Explore, Get Set, and Go!


CURRICULUM

The Building Blocks Program utilizes the HighScope Curriculum as the foundation. HighScope is a DESE approved early childhood curriculum. High Scope students will:

1) Become independent, responsible, and confident-ready for success in school.

2) Learn to plan many of their own activities, carry them out, and talk with other children and their teacher about what they have done. 3) Learn through active involvement with people, materials, events, and ideas. 4) Gain knowledge and skills in important concept areas, such as creative representation, language and literacy, initiative and social relations, movement, music, classification, number, space, and time.

In addition,  all of our classrooms use the Fundations and Heggerty Pre-K curriculum.  Fundations is used to teach letter-sound associations and letter formation.  The Heggerty curriculum uses nursery rhymes to introduce students to language play and phonemic awareness skills.  The focus of these lessons is on exposure, not mastery.

OUR PHILOSOPHY OF LEARNING

In a caring and positive atmosphere, we create a warm and happy place for preschoolers to learn. As we bridge the gap from home to school, we guide children to a continued good self-image while building social skills in a school setting. Sensory, motor, perceptual, and language skills are introduced through materials and activities which are both child-centered and teacher-directed. Work is planned which emphasizes the process rather than the product, fostering a sense of accomplishment and pride. The focus of learning is on readiness skills needed in kindergarten. Based on the theory that children learn through play, classroom routines encourage active involvement, meaningful experimentation, and reinforcement through repetition. Schedules are designed which balance structures and free choice, as well as active and quiet times. Recognizing that children grow in predictable stages, we treat each child as an individual, working from the level each child has attained and moving forward one step at a time. We teach a love of learning by allowing children to feel success without pressure.


ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Building Blocks Preschool is a tuition-based preschool for Fox C-6 resident children that are between the ages of 3-5 years.  Our classrooms are located in various elementary schools throughout the district.   Entrance requirements for Building Blocks include:

1)
Must be a Fox C-6 School District resident.
2)
Must be 3 by July 31st of that school year. 
3)
Must be completely potty trained.
4) Students who are eligible for Kindergarten may have the opportunity to enroll in Building Blocks if they have a birthday within 30 days of the state age requirement (currently a July birthday).  Registration for kindergarten eligible students opens one week after 3 year old registration opens.  



PROGRAM HOURS FOR THE 2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Our program operates Monday-Friday.  Classroom hours are building specific:    

Early Start Schools:   Rockport & Seckman      7:45am-3:45pm

Late Start Schools:    Fox, Guffey, Hodge                       8:15am-4:15pm 

 

TUITION, FEES, AND BILLING INFORMATION FOR THE 2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Registration Fee:  A non-refundable registration fee is collected each year in the amount of $50 per child.  ($75 max for family)  

Weekly tuition: Tuition is $150.00 per week.  Payment is due on Friday, prior to week of service.  If you have more than one child enrolled in Building Blocks, there is a 10% discount off the total tuition (siblings must be living in the same household).

You can pay by credit/debit card in your child's portal, or by personal check and/or money order.  Please give a check or money order to your child's teacher. Building Blocks does not accept cash payments for tuition.

The weekly tuition will only be adjusted on weeks with scheduled days off school such as holidays, or school closures due to inclement weather.  Payments will not be prorated for days missed due to illness, planned vacations, or any other absences.

Late Fee:  If payment is not made by Wednesday you will not be allowed to drop off your child and a $10 late fee will be assessed.  Failure to make weekly payments may result in your child's enrollment being terminated.  Any questions or concerns regarding weekly tuition may be addressed to the Building Blocks office staff.  

NSF FEE: A $15.00 fee will be assessed on all 'insufficient funds' (NSF) checks and charged to the child's account. If we receive 2 NSF checks, it will become necessary for us to request all future payments in the form of a money order or credit card.

Character Kids Club- CKC
If you need before and after school care (Character Kids Club- CKC) Parents will need to register for that program separately. CKC is available to all Building Blocks families at an additional fee.  More information can be found on the CKC website.

https://www.fox.k12.mo.us/programs/character_kids_club_


Enrollment for the 2021/2022 School Year:


February 2nd - March 1st: Open enrollment for Staff members with children ages 3-4 years old (Birth dates between 8/1/2016-7/31/2018)

March 1-15th: Open enrollment for 4 year olds (Birth dates between 8/1/2016-7/31/2017)


March 15: Open enrollment for 3 year olds (Birth dates between 8/1/2017-7/31/2018)




Students who are eligible for Kindergarten may have the opportunity to enroll in Building Blocks if slots are available after initial registration and if they have a birthday within 30 days of the state age requirement (currently a July birthday). Registration for kindergarten eligible students will take place one week after the opening of registration for 3 year old students. If interested in this option please email Tiffany Allen (allent@foxc6.org) and indicate at least two site locations in order of preference.  Administration will make placements by availability, in the order that requests were received.