Building Blocks Play Group


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Our hours of operation are 7:45am to 6:00pm for your convenience

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About Us

Welcome to Building Blocks! A NYS Dept Of Health Licensed child care/preschool facility, located in New York City, in luxury residential buildings in Manhattan on East 100th Street and First Avenue..

We offer free live, password protected webcam access of the Nursery and Preschool classrooms to families of enrolled children.

We accept children ages 1-5 years.

We also provide afterschool care.

Tours are held regularly, please call me at 212-427-2019 to arrange a date and time in advance, or use the convenient contact form at the tuition/enrollment link at the top of this page.


Building Blocks Playgroup is a completely private educational facility and does not accept HRA, ACD, or any other government subsidy program.


The Learning Environment

We strive to provide a safe, stimulating, fun and educational environment. We utilize various educational methods in our curriculum such as Montessori and Reggio Emilia. Cooking, science, music and art are a big part of our learning environment.

We value and understand the importance of a small teacher to child ratio to facilitate the learning process.

Our prechool (ages 3 to 5) has a 1-5 teacher/student ratio and our nursery school (ages 1-3) has a 1-3 ratio.

Building Blocks Playgroup alumni regular graduate into some of the finest private and public grammar schools in the area.

Developmental Progress Reports and Letters of Recommendation as well as admission assistance for entrance to the more exclussive private schools are provided to graduating children to facilitate the enrollment process.














Reviews From Our Enrolled Families :

H. M. 08/22/14

Our son attended Building Blocks all last year and will be returning this year. We have been very happy with both the daycare and preschool programs. It's a small, independently run program with a great staff to child ratio. The director is extremely communicative- responding to emails quickly, and keeping us in the loop with what's going on at school. We found the daycare staff to be very loving and nurturing and the preschool program does a great job teaching the kids their letters and numbers, practicing writing their names, and exposing the kids to a lot of great new concepts. The preschool also has regular cooking class, which we think is fantastic. Additionally, they really helped us get a jump start on potty training our little guy when he was a few months shy of turning 3. Finally, the school offers us access to Dropcams, allowing us to peek in on what's going on with our kids when they are away from us- which we have found to be greatly reassuring. All in all, it's a great program and we are very excited to watch our son grow and progress in Building Blocks again this year!


Sinead L. 09/01/14

I have a 3 and half yr old girl who has spent the past 18 months in the care of building blocks .What I loved about building blocks is that they do a part time sked:)So I was able to collect my daughter at 1 !I did a lot of research trying to find a place that did part time in the city and I found building blocks .I am So glad I did ,the staff are amazing ,the faculty is always spotless and the children are kept the same .They always take such good care of your child if he/she is a little sensitive to the transition and that's what made my mind up .I love this place and the work they do:)keep up the good work Building blocks :)Sinead


J M. 08/20/14

We have been extremely happy with BB.  Loving and experienced staff; our daughter loves going to school every day.  When looking at other options, we liked that BB has a schedule filled with fun and educational activities.  Our daughter is engaged and excited to tell us about her day when she gets home.  I would highly recommend to any parent who is looking at options for their toddler or preK child.


Pauline D. 07/03/14

My 27 month old has been at BB for nearly a year now and all of us couldn't be happier! She has learned so much, made friends and branched out in her interests and abilities. The schedule and variety is carefully thought out, and the opportunities they are given at the Toddler site (excursions to the park every day, joining in with the older Pre K kids for music and other classes; the owner even comes to give baking lessons herself!) are educational and relevant. I feel that she is genuinely loved by the teachers, which is really saying something. The whole staff is generous and understanding - and almost all are parents too. It is so wonderful to have found a place where my daughter thrives. She is always happy to go to school at BB and we are so grateful she has a place of her own!!


Linda E. 02/07/14

I enrolled my daughter at Building Blocks Play Group in the fall of 2013 when she was 2,5 years old. She's in the pre-K class and absolutely loves it. The teachers are wonderful and my daughter has learned so much in just a few months. They also go outside to a nearby playground twice a day, which I think is fantastic. The kids all get along and I'm so happy that we found this place. They also have a live video stream so you can watch your child during the day if you prefer.