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
Just a note of thanks to the Building Blocks staff.
We can’t believe that it’s been 2 years already.
We would like to thank all the teachers at Building Blocks for making our Simran’s transition to school an enjoyable one. As parents having a child with special needs, we appreciated each and every adaptation made in the classroom or play to include Simran in the general group.
Thanks very much Mrs. Sanger for all your thoughts and insights into Simran’s learning. And most of all for understanding what and how to adjust your teaching to Simran’s requirements. Like I said to you earlier, I wish that we can take you with us to public school. Mrs. Quibell, thank you for making art fun for Simran. We always hear, “Mrs. Quibell is soooo silly”. We would also like to thank you for giving your time when Muriel made visits at the school.
Mrs. Freer and Ms. Kuehni, thank you both for making that initial transition to school a good one for Simran. It was an anxious time for us since Simran was away from us. We valued your kindness Ms. Kuehni for being there for Simran.
To Mrs. Vanderburgt, thank you all for your kindheartedness and for always including Simran in the play activities. Many times when we picked her up from the yellow room while she was in JK, we were very happy with how she was included in the activities even if she was a bit slower because of her vision.
We wish you all the very best and will see you again when Keerat is ready for school.