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Welcome to our new website and thank you for visiting BBPS Building Blocks Child Care Centres Medicine Hat.

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Building Blocks provides each child with individual experiences in

  • Learning to relate to and respect other children and adults
  • (negotiating, problem solving, and co-operating)
  • Exploring curiosity and understanding about their world
  • Introducing and encouraging creative skills
  • Developing a feeling of positive self-image and confidence
  • Stimulating intellectual development
  • Interacting with other children in group situations

  • Learning the concept of self-discipline
  • Functioning independently
  • Promoting fine and gross motor skills
  • Developing listening and language skills in various structured
  • And unstructured activities
  • Initiating, selecting and organizing their own play in
  • Unstructured activities

We are two of a handful of early childhood education based Daycares here in the city of Medicine Hat or as we locals call it, the gas city. You will find this website is packed full of information about our program and staff. If, after viewing our website, you have any questions or would like to set up a tour of one of our Medicine Hat, Alberta facilities located in Southlands / Southridge and Southview please feel free to contact our Director, Andrea Coulombe, via email or phone. Once again we would like to thank you for your interest and hope that we hear from you very soon.

​Alberta Child Care Subsidy

Like all Alberta child care facilities, we are proud to offer the Alberta Daycare Subsidy Benefit. This allows children more access to early childhood education facilities, such as BBPS by subsidizing a portion of the Daycare fees. Application forms and the Information Guide for the Alberta Child Care Subsidy are available to download online, can be picked up at 101 Provincial Building, 346 - 3rd Street S.E, City of Medicine Hat Alberta, on the Government of Alberta Child Care website or at one of our BBPS Building Blocks Chilcare locations in Southlands or Southview.

​Philosophy of the Program

At BBPS Building Blocks Daycare Centres Medicine Hat, we offer structured, unstructured and routine activities. We follow the philosophies of early childhood education and thus recognize that play is the work of children and is a requirement to a child's well being. Play stimulates a child to learn and is vital for his or her growth and development.

  • about their world
  • introducing and encouraging creative skills
  • developing a feeling of positive self-image and confidence
  • stimulating intellectual development
  • interacting with other children in group situations
  • learning the concept of self-discipline
  • functioning independently
  • promoting fine and gross motor skills
  • developing listening and language skills in various structured and unstructured activities
  • initiating, selecting and organizing their own play in unstructured activities
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Welcome to our new website and thank you for visiting BBPS Building Blocks Day Care Centres Medicine Hat. Please watch for important website updates such as our online newsletter and staff pages coming soon.

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Laughter

Like all Alberta child care facilities, we are proud to offer the Alberta Daycare Subsidy Benefit. This allows children more access to early childhood education facilities, such as BBPS by subsidizing a portion of the Daycare fees.

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Friendship

BBPS Building Blocks Daycare Centres Medicine Hat encourages children to develop an "Awareness of the World around Me". This is the Daycares yearly theme and is tied together with the monthly themes and activities of the program.

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Family

At BBPS Building Blocks Daycare Centres Medicine Hat, we offer structured, unstructured and routine activities. We follow the philosophies of early childhood education and thus recognize that play is the work of children and is a requirement to a child's well being.

Our Services

Learning to relate
to and respect other
children and adults

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Exploring curiosity
and understanding
about their world

Introducing
and encouraging
creative skills

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DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE CURRICULUM

We encourage children to develop these skills and attributes through: an integrated learning approach, a balance between structured and unstructured activities, and a carefully designed learning environment.

A. Integrated Learning Approach

We use monthly themes to offer children knowledge about the world around them through stories, songs, art projects, music and movement, centers, field trips, different languages, cooking, and printed and oral language which all relate to the monthly theme. This gives the children repeated exposure to new ideas, an essential component of young children's learning style, but in a slightly different form each time, to stimulate creative thinking on their part.

B. Balance

We encourage children to develop their social, emotional, creative, intellectual and physical skills throughout the day with a balance between structured and unstructured activities. Structured activities include circle time (songs, finger plays, learning different languages, calendar, weather, letters, shapes, colors and numbers), art (teacher directed projects), snack, gym, music time, library time and pre-k time. Unstructured activities occur during center time (free play) open-ended art time, outside on the playground and sometimes in the gym.

​C. Environment

Children love to learn about themselves and the world around them. The teacher’s role is to facilitate this natural love for learning. An important aspect of our job is to carefully design the learning environment. All of the activities available to the children are educational and appropriate for preschoolers. During center time or free play, our role as teachers is to facilitate children’s play and not to direct their choices, because it is very important for children to learn to work independently and develop initiative.

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Philosophy

BBPS Building Blocks Daycare Centres Medicine Hat encourages children to develop an "Awareness of the World around Me". This is the Daycares yearly theme and is tied together with the monthly themes and activities of the program.

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We believe that in order to provide a successful Daycare program, children are recognized as unique individuals who have the right to develop creatively, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically to his or her own potential. Building Blocks Childcare Centres Medicine Hat encourages this development by providing a playful, nurturing and safe environment.

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Program

At BBPS Building Blocks Daycare Centres Medicine Hat, we offer structured, unstructured and routine activities. We follow the philosophies of early childhood education and thus recognize that play is the work of children and is a requirement to a child's well being. Play stimulates a child to learn and is vital for his or her growth and development.

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