Welcome to our new website and thank you for visiting BBPS Building Blocks Child Care Centres Medicine Hat.
Building Blocks provides each child with individual experiences in
Alberta Child Care Subsidy
Philosophy of the Program
Learning to relate
to and respect other
children and adults
about their world
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They have trusted Us!
Every day when I collect my children, the staff tells me something funny the children have said or done, and they notice if they are under the weather, or excited about something. They tell me what the children have played with, how well they have eaten, and if they have accomplished a new task, such as building triple story tower or made a birthday card. Every member of staff really cares about the children, and they all have a happy nature. I recommend you to anyone and everyone who will listen!
My daughter Eshaal has attended the Building Blocks Day Care for over a year. I am fully satisfied by the staff’s capability and nursery’s environment. My daughter attends the Pre-school section now and she is well settled. I am completely satisfied by the nursery and the progress my daughter is showing. She loves coming to the nursery and the staff loves her too.
My son Dani has been coming to BBPS since January. He has gained a lot in this time, for instance he has learnt to count from 1-6. The staff are very caring and involved in my child’s well being and development. They are always open to discussion about my concerns and questions. I am extremely satisfied with BUILDING BLOCKS DAYCARE YAY.
This is definitely a 5-star Daycare, excellent staff, caring and safe environment and the children are always very well looked after. Very nice, Kind and caring members of staff. Children and toddlers are very happy in the this environment