Building Blocks Therapeutic Preschool & K/1 Program
The goal of our specialized services is to address the behavioral, emotional and developmental challenges of each student in order to prepare them for a less restrictive educational setting. At the same time we provide a rich learning environment to foster pre-academic thinking and growth. All services can be offered in Spanish.
At Building Blocks’ Therapeutic Preschool we are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment that supports each child’s particular strengths and challenges. Through the delivery of a thoughtful and developmentally appropriate curriculum our two preschool classrooms are designed to meet the individual needs of each student. Each classroom is staffed by a certified preschool teacher, a therapist, and two mental health counselors trained to support students who have a variety of behavioral challenges. In total, we serve 18 students between the ages and of 3 and 5.
The preschool is a year-round, morning only program. The program hours are 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM.
2015-2016 Preschool Calendar
K/1 Nonpublic Therapeutic Program
The goal of our Kindergarten/First Grade Therapeutic program is to actualize our mission of unconditional care. We achieve this by serving students whose behavioral and emotional difficulties prevent them from succeeding in public school settings. Most of our students have experienced challenges at other school placements and need the intensive support we provide in order to succeed. We offer robust and engaging academic instruction aligned with California state standards. Our therapeutic program works to give our students the tools they need to successfully transition to a mainstream school setting.
The K/1 program operates year-round. The program hours are 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
Every student meets with his/her therapist once a week for therapy.
We build active partnerships with our students’ families. By working closely together we can best support and nurture our students.
Twice-weekly group therapy provides a forum for our students to explore a variety of topics that affect their lives.
A variety of additional services may be requested, including:
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Psychiatric Evaluation
2015-2016 K-1 School Calendar
We are open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4pm
Building Blocks Preschool and K-1
2370 Grande Vista Place
Oakland, CA 94601