Our mission is to provide every child with a positive and supportive environment where they are encouraged to develop their creative, cognitive, and social abilities. We offer Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, and Senior Kindergarten programs.
Joanne Freer graduated from Conestoga College with her Early Childhood Education Diploma in 1976. In 1978, she completed a two-year Certification with the Association for Early Childhood Education in Ontario. Read More
Karen Sanger first started working with children in early 1985, running a parent-and-tot program at her local recreation centre. She then opened Building Blocks Nursery School with Joanne Freer in September 1986. Read More
Lorraine Quibell joined the Building Blocks staff in 2001. Prior to joining Building Blocks, Lorraine worked for ErinoakKids on a part-time basis for 7½ years as an Outreach Assistant working with children with special needs and physical disabilities. Read More
Linda Nunes graduated from George Brown in June 1988, earning a diploma in Early Childhood and started working with children in a daycare setting that September. Linda lived in Kingston Ontario for many years and worked for a home agency for over 10 yrs and supplied for a local YMCA. Read More
Cathy Sookhoo grew up in the City of Toronto, she studied Early Childhood Education at Humber College and graduated in 2001. After acquiring a full-time position in the ECE field, she decided to further her studies at York University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Read More
Jennifer Lam is thrilled to be joining the Building Blocks staff for the 2012-2013 school year. Jennifer will be working primarily with the morning Senior Kindergarten class and planning their daily art activities. Read More
I am a mother of three boys, ages 5, 3 and 18 months. I currently have 2 boys in Building Blocks Nursery School, with my third son starting the preschool program in September.
My oldest son has been in Building Blocks since he was two years old. He has been enrolled in all the various programs. Nathaniel started in the preschool class where he was so shy and timid; by the end of his two years in the preschool program he became so comfortable at school. When it was time for my oldest son to start JK, we decided to keep him in Building Blocks school part time and send him to regular school.
Nathaniel has completed the JK program. I can’t praise the teachers at Building Blocks enough. At the end of the JK year, Nathaniel was already starting to blend words and was well on his way to reading. Nathaniel is more than half way through his SK year and he is doing amazing. He is currently reading at the level he should be reading at by the end of Grade 1, he is doing wonderful on his weekly spelling tests and, most importantly, he is full of confidence. I truly believe that the foundation of my son’s progress has been from Building Blocks Nursery School. The warm, friendly, environment has made learning easy for my child. The small child-to-teacher ratio is unlike what you would get in an ordinary elementary school. All of the teachers are well-organized and enthusiastic. The activities and the weekly themes are enjoyed by both of my children. They always come home singing, and telling me something new that they learned. The Christmas and year end concerts are always a pleasure to watch.
My second child is currently in the preschool program and loves school. In fact, he wishes he were there every day. He is just so comfortable there and loves all of the teachers. He will be starting the JK program next year, and I can’t wait to see how quickly he learns.
I would recommend Building Blocks Nursery School to any family, and I would highly recommend to any parent to supplement Building Blocks’ JK/SK program as extra enrichment for their child. It has helped give our oldest child that extra advantage. Building Blocks has really become a big part of our extended family.