Building Blocks Nursery School operates for 10 months of the year, September to June. Due to the nature of our limited enrolment, when a class is full, parents will be offered the option to be put on our “Waiting List”. We will only have a waiting list for the current school year. If Parents wish to remain on the list they can email or call monthly on the first of each month to confirm they would still like a spot in our part time program. Parents on the list who do not register at our annual Spring Open House will be taken off the list. Parents who do not contact us on a monthly basis will be taken off our list. If an opening occurs parents who are on the list will be called, based on the date they called and their child’s age. We will give parents 24 hours to decide if they wish to accept the spot before we move onto the next name on the list. We will not accept children on our wait list who are under 2-1/2 years old. Children will only be on our list when they are eligible to start. To be put on the waiting list admissions will be received by email, phone or in person. Parents/Guardians will be provided the date of submission and be notified to retain the date in order to access their position on the waiting list. The status of your child on our waiting list will be determined by the date we last received the request. Children already enrolled in our school will be given first priority of class vacancies, followed by children on our waiting list. There is no charge or cost to be placed on our Waiting List.
Waiting List Policy
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To our favourite teachers:
Over the last year, I have thought a lot about what I would say to you all at the end of the year. It brings tears to my eyes! It is really hard to put on paper how happy we have been over the last eight years and how grateful we are for the time you all spent with our boys.
We brought our eldest son Nathaniel to Building Blocks in September 2001, not knowing anything about the school. We had no real expectations except for our son to be in a safe environment where he could learn and have some social interactions with his peers and a soft lap to nap on (Mrs. Sanger!). Little did we know what kind of experience we were going to have!
All three of our sons have enjoyed Building Blocks very much. The warm, caring atmosphere made them feel so comfortable; maybe a little too comfortable sometimes! Eric and I both think that our boys are better “children” because they attended Building Blocks. Nathaniel and Noah were both well-prepared for Grade 1 and academically they were both well above the norm. With Aidan there is no difference, as he enters Grade 1 he will have a set of learning tools that are well above the norm. We have all of you to thank for that!
On a personal note… thank you for taking such good care of our boys, especially Aidan. With all of his challenges, you were all a part of a “Healthy Start” for him even before he arrived into our world. We were so worried about him, but we all know he is a healthy, well-adjusted little boy, who is eager to learn and be a part of great things.
It will be strange not driving to the school three times a week next year, but you never know, you might just receive a visit from the Ocampo family sometime – so be prepared! Keep on doing the things you all do, your caring, tender attitudes are the perfect environment for these children to blossom and grow into wonderful people. I know my three boys are well on their way. Your advice has always been taken to heart and thank you for lending an ear whenever I needed it. Your school is a great place and we are all going to miss it. Nathaniel and Noah still talk about things that they did at Building Blocks.
We will have the everlasting memories, proud moments and special milestones that will always be in our hearts. Thank you Mrs. Sanger, Mrs. Freer, Mrs. Quibell, Mrs. VanderBurgt, Kamla, Mrs. McIntyre and Julie for sharing them with our family. We will miss you all.
Love,The Ocampo Family – Eric, Carey, Nathaniel, Noah & Aidan