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Building Blocks Day School was started in 2007 by Mabel Espinoza who has worked with children for over 30 years. She worked in a variety of capacities ascending from a family home child care provider, to an assistant preschool teacher, then teacher and since 2007, the director/owner of Building Blocks Day School. Her personal story is quite unique as she studied Medicine in Bolivia and graduated as a General Surgeon. She worked in pediatric care when she decided to immigrate to the US. Although it was difficult to establish herself as a physician in the US, she never lost sight of her love for caring for children. This translated to having 5 children of her own and countless children she has had the opportunity to help grow in many capacities. Building Blocks Day School was successfully started in Falls Church, VA. She has now expanded with this satellite school located in Manassas, VA. She is now offering this region's children the opportunity to learn from a well-developed curriculum which strives in helping each child build upon their own confidence as this will help him/her be successful in kindergarten.
Curriculum
The curriculum is a Christian-based, bilingual Spanish program, that instills within each child a love for learning. Its family centered approach to learning is reflected upon the children who together with their teachers' guidance and peers present with values of respect, independence, high self-esteem, kindness, and love. We respect the fact that children have a variety of strengths. Building Blocks program helps them grow in their individual strengths through hands-on, enjoyable, meaningful, enriching activities and experiences. We also enjoy working collaboratively with parents to realize our students potential.
Program
Building Blocks Day School offers classes for children between 2 months and 8 years old. We're open all throughout the year from Mondays to Fridays. The teacher to student class ratios 4 to 1 for infants/toddlers, 5 to 1 for the two-year-olds, and 8 to 1 for the three and 10 to 1 for four-year-olds and above. Meals are served and included in the tuition. Due to COVID-19, we have placed safety measures following CDC Guidelines, from drop off to mealtime and even safe distances within activities. All staff members wear masks at all times. We provide hand sanitizer but also practice handwashing routines throughout the day. Parents drop off their children at the door of the school to limit the exposure of our children in the facility. We take the safety of our children as our #1 priority. Located at the exit of 47 from Route 66, this is a convenient location to drop off your child and resume commuting to work. We are a licensed facility offering competitive tuition, helping out our working families in need during these trying times. We are also a child care subsidy program vendor where the state offers financial assistance to eligible families paying a portion of the cost. Please send a message through CareLuLu to learn more. Schedule a visit, we look forward to meeting you!

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Lorena L.
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Posted 4 months ago
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Un excelente deycare para dejar con toda la confianza a nuestros hijos todos son muy amables las maestras son muy lindas con los niños lo recomiendo al 100%
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Rosa V.
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Posted 4 months ago
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Me and my husband highly recommend the Building Blocks III Day School for many reasons. My baby started going there since she was 4 months old and since day one she loved it. Her Teachers Miss Rosita and Miss Jacky took care of her like she was one of their babies. She learned and developed a lot the whole time she went to that School. All the teachers are very dedicated and I can tell have patience with the little ones. I wished my baby could... more
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Lidia A.
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Posted 1 year ago
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I can wholeheartedly say that my kids are thriving at BB3. The teachers are so dedicated to creating a warm and welcoming space for each child. The small class size allows the teachers, to give the kids care and attention they need. They blend music, dance, art, and story time to keep the kids engaged and active. There are enough outdoor toys and well maintained equipments for kids. They provide parents with frequent feedbacks on kid’s... more
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Sonia R.
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Posted 2 years ago
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Excellent reliable place, my five-year-old daughter grew up here and my daughter, my other daughter, the teachers are very professional and very kind, they love the children.
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Cassidy G.
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Posted 2 years ago
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all of the teachers here are beyond wonderful! my son started with here being limited on the amount of words he would say, in the last month he now comes home speaking in full sentences, being so well mannered please, thank you, excuse me for everything. every morning he is so excited to go & the worst part of his day is when he has to leave at the end of it. they all truly treat him as if he is part of their family. we are so happy we found... more
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Shiann S.
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Posted 2 years ago
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I absolutely love Building Blocks III Day School. The teachers are friendly and very attentive. My son is learning Spanish as a second language and he really enjoys his time there. The facility is very clean and safe.
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Veronica S.
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Posted 2 years ago
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My son has been going to Building Blocks III for a few months now and he couldn't be happier. We actually have to drag him out crying in the afternoons. The daycare is VERY clean and there is child safety everywhere in the building. We receive pictures every day of how much fun the kiddos are having. The teachers are probably the best part of Building Blocks. They are kind, nurturing and very professional. My child like any other toddler can be... more
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Melissa D.
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Posted 3 years ago
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Our daughter started at BBDS I (Falls Church) in 2017 and our son a little after. My husband and I cannot imagine sending our kids anywhere else. The teachers are so wonderful and they clearly care for all of the children there and vice versa - my kids absolutely love their teachers. My daughter has been in 6 different classes there and has enjoyed each one. Our favorite things about Building Blocks are the family atmosphere, the Winter and... more
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Becky S.
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Posted 3 years ago
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Building Blocks has not just been a school for our children - it has become family to us. We can't say enough amazing things about the school, teaching staff, facilities, and the Director, Ms. Mabel. Both of our children have thrived here in so many ways. They have made friends, learned so much, and can speak, write, and understand Spanish! But most importantly they come home happy every single day. The staff at BBDS do not just teach our... more
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Sean B.
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Posted 3 years ago
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Building Blocks is a nurturing, fun, safe, and educational environment. Our kids are very happy there and they have made the best friends.
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Meet The Staff
Director
Director
Associate's in Childhood Education and General Studies
30 years of experience, mom of 5
Assistant Director
Assistant Director
Master's in Health Sciences
5 years of experience, mom of 2
Teacher of the three years old classroom
Teacher of the three years old classroom
Child Development Associate's Degree
7 years of experience, mom of 3
Two years old Lead Teacher
Two years old Lead Teacher
Child Development Associate's Degree
5 years of experience, mom of 1
Infant/Toddlers Teacher
Infant/Toddlers Teacher
3 years of experience, mom of 1
Teacher of the four years old classroom
Teacher of the four years old classroom
Child Development Associate's Degree
2 years of experience, mom of 1
Center
Center
Hours
6:30am - 6:00pm
Ages
2 months - 8 years
Kindergarten
No
Accreditation
No
Meals Provided
Yes
Transportation
No
Facilities
  Playground