Building Blocks does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required by law. We collect a minimum of personal information about you for legal and safety purposes when you enroll your child. If you choose to provide Building Blocks with additional information about yourself, your information will be used solely for the purpose for which you have provided it. No information will be shared.
Official correspondences such as payment records are maintained, as required by law. These communications are archived regularly. The Federal Privacy Act, which restricts our use of these documents, also protects your privacy, but disclosure is permitted in certain cases.
This Web Site
Currently, this Web site consists only of static HTML pages with standard linkages among them. The site does not create any cookies of its own. The Web server software on which this Web site runs (in common with all Web server software) does collect information about:
However, Building Blocks currently does not process this data.
Please note that the above data does not include any information that identifies you personally.The above information is kept for a short time, in case it might be needed for software problem diagnosis, and is regularly purged without being saved. This Web site does not collect any personal information other than the information automatically collected and stored when you visit our Web site.
PaymentWhen you enroll your child with Building Blocks, you will be provided with a financial agreement, which must be completed and signed. This agreement will be filed in your child's folder. By signing the agreement, you agree to the following: Read More>>
EnrollmentIf you are considering Building Blocks for your child care needs, we encourage you to visit the facilities to meet the Center Directors and teachers so we can answer any questions you may have. Read More>>
Please print a Tour Request form, complete it, and bring it with you when you visit. While you can visit us at any time, we suggest calling the center you wish to visit to make sure someone is available to escort you through the facility. We look forward to seeing you!
When you enroll your child with Building Blocks, the Director will give you an enrollment packet and set up a time to discuss the papers and procedures with you. For your child's safety, and to comply with state regulations, all enrollment papers must be completed and on file by the date your child begins attendance at Building Blocks. The information provided by you on these forms is kept strictly confidential. Information will not be divulged to anyone without your prior consent.
In an effort to alleviate the confusion often associated with the numerous enrollment forms, we have prepared basic instructions to help you prepare. On this website, you will only find the basic application for enrollment and a list of things to bring with you when enrolling your child. You will be given the remainder of the enrollment materials upon registration at the center.
It is normal for your child to have some fears and misgivings about being away from you. Children, like adults, need time to get used to new situations. Try to prepare your child for the changes as far in advance as possible. Discuss any concerns and talk about some of the new people your child will meet and the things your child will do.
First Time Separation
If this is the first time your child has been separated from you, it is natural for your child to be hesitant. A cheerful good-bye kiss from you, a smile, and a reassuring word that you will be back after work is all that you need to do. Our caring staff will take it from there. In most cases, the child will settle down shortly after the parent leaves. If you are enthusiastic, chances are your child will soon be also.Feel free to call Building Blocks at any time throughout the day to see how your child is doing.
Building Blocks strives to provide quality care and education for all children who enroll.
To that end, no child shall be excluded from participation in our program on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation or lifestyle. Building Blocks is only limited by the capacity of its facilities and the ability to provide for the care of children.
Holidays and Vacations
Please notify the Building Blocks staff if your child will be absent on a scheduled day of attendance. We ask this for two reasons: Read More>>
We will be closed the following days:
Due to fixed costs averaged over a calendar year, there is no reduction in tuition for these holidays. Should one of the holidays fall on a Saturday, the holiday will be observed on the preceding Friday. If the holiday falls on Sunday, it will be taken on the following Monday. Tuition charges for these holidays will be calculated as though your child were present. No tuition rebate is given for sick days, family vacation time or days that Building Blocks is closed for holidays, bad weather or circumstances beyond our control. Our overhead does not change when these events occur. Tuition is due on Mondays in order to reserve your child’s place.
Parent participation is a vital and integral part of the Building Blocks program. We have an open-door policy and parents are welcome to visit our program at any time without notice. Read More>>
If you decide to visit, please be sure to check in with the office when you arrive.
Parents’ concerns or suggestions should be directed to the Director or Owner through a scheduled appointment or telephone conference. Since the classroom teacher is responsible for all the children in her care, it is best to schedule a time when she can leave the classroom and engage in a detailed discussion about your child.
Numerous activities will be provided to encourage interaction between parent, teacher and child. These activities include parties, field trips, receptions and parent conferences. We urge you, as parents, to take a few minutes each day to talk with the teachers and watch your child interact with his/her friends. Get to know us and your child's friends.
To foster healthy parent/teacher communication, we ask that you refrain from using your cell phone when visiting the center. It is important for your child’s teacher to share with you information about your child’s activities and it is difficult to do so if you are engaged in a phone conversation. We respectfully ask your understanding and cooperation as we strive to minimize disruptions to our environment and promote respectful relationships.
We use the term parent on this Web site to describe an actual parent, a legal guardian, such as a grandparent or other relative, or any other legally designated care provider.
Emergency Drills are held periodically to acquaint your child with evacuation and other emergency procedures. This may make quite an impression on your child the first time a drill is held, but your child will soon become accustomed to it and know just what to do. Please talk to your child and help us prepare him/her in case of an emergency.
Inclement WeatherWe try our best to keep Building Blocks open all year long. However, in inclement weather, we follow the Johnston County School system's policy for the first day only. If the public schools are closed for two consecutive days, we make independent decisions to our opening status. If we are forced to close, our plans are announced on the radio stations WRAL FM 101.5 and WRAL TV5.
If extremely adverse weather conditions exist, we observe all safety precautions recommended by the Weather Service.