Building Blocks Announces Pre-Kindergarten Program at West Side CTC

Friday, October 25th, 2019

West Side Career & Technology Center (WSCTC) is partnering with Building Blocks Learning Center to offer a pre-kindergarten program at the WSCTC for the 2019/2020 school year. Pre-K Counts grant funding is available. If you qualify, the program can be free. Children who experience a good pre-k program are better prepared socially and academically for kindergarten and for their future school years. A quality pre-k program with a strong teaching staff will provide a child with cognitive, behavioral and social skills they can’t learn at home. Children who enter kindergarten with the skills learned in a pre-kindergarten program have the tools needed for academic success.

Pre-K programs make a huge difference in preparing a child for starting kindergarten. Children who enter kindergarten without the foundation of skills and socialization developed in a pre-k program may soon fall behind their better-prepared classmates. Children are not only learning the alphabet and simple math but also developing important social skills and independence.

The benefits of pre-kindergarten

  • Pre-K attendees are better prepared for school.
  • Pre-K programs provide children with a strong base of motor skills, cognitive skills, and language skills.
  • Pre-K children develop literacy, language, and math skills faster than children who don’t attend a pre-k program.

Enrollment in a pre-kindergarten program can help your child achieve his or her full potential when entering kindergarten. It will help them grow in confidence and independence. Most importantly, they will develop a positive attitude toward learning. Help your child kick-start their education by attending the pre-kindergarten program at the West Site Career & Technology Center in Kingston.

Building Blocks pre-kindergarten program at West Side CTC offers:

  • Small class sizes
  • Curriculum approved by the PA Department of Education
  • Literacy based curriculum
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snack provided
  • Before and after school care options available
  • Pre-K Counts Financial Aid/ELRC assistance available
  • Children must be 3 1/2 years of age

Building Blocks Learning Center is a fully licensed and accredited daycare, pre-school and pre-k facility that adheres to the highest standards in the industry. In addition to Building Blocks Learning Center’s pre-kindergarten program at the West Site CTC, we also offer pre-k programs at our learning centers in Wilkes-Barre, Mountaintop and Dallas.

For more information, or to enroll your child at Building Blocks pre-kindergarten program at West Side CTC, or to learn more about Pre-K Counts grants, call 570-793-1725. The right pre-k program can help your child grow in self-confidence and thrive academically. Learn more about the benefits of a pre-k program on our website.


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Holiday Events to Share with Your Family

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. Or so they say. The holidays can be stressful, with hustle and bustle of shopping and so much more. We encourage you to slow down and take time to enjoy all of the sights and sounds of the season with your family. There are many events happening in and around the Wilkes-Barre area that are sure to help you get into the spirit of the season. Many are free of charge or moderately priced. All look to be loads of fun.

A sampling of Wilkes-Barre holiday events you won’t want to miss

Friday, November 30 from 1 PM & 7:30PM

Follow the yellow brick road to The FM Kirby Center on Public Square to see the classic film “The Wizard of Oz.” Click the link for ticket information.

 Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1 from 11 AM to 7 PM

Old Fashioned Holiday Market on Public Square  This promises to be a fun time for the entire family featuring food, entertainment, arts & crafts and more. There will even be Horse Drawn Victorian Carriage Rides for only $5. Click the link above for times and other details.

Saturday, December 1 from 9 AM to 12 PM

Home Depot in Wilkes-Barre  is hosting a hands-on workshop for children to build a model sleigh and reindeer. All children must be accompanied by a parent It’s a fun way to let your children explore their creative side. Click above for details.

Saturday, December 1 at 10 AM

Head on over to the R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 for special holiday showing of “Polar Express.”  Your children are sure to love this timeless holiday classic about a magical train ride to the North Pole. Best of all, tickets are only $1. Click to learn more.

Thursday, December 6 at 6 PM

Share the beauty of the Luzerne County Courthouse with your children while attending the annual Courthouse Christmas Tree lighting.  It’s a beautiful way to celebrate the spirit of the season.

Friday, December 7 at 7 PM

Did your family really enjoy the Polar Express? If so, Barnes & Noble at The Arena Hub in Wilkes-Barre is hosting a Pajama Story time for Children featuring “The Polar Express.” It includes free hot chocolate and a cookie! See details on the link above.

Saturday, December 15 at 2 PM

It’s free movie time! Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn will be sponsoring a free holiday showing of the popular animated children’s film. “Hotel Transylvania 3” at the FM Kirby Center. Doors open at noon and seating is on a first come first served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Have time for a drive? You can always hop in the car and head to the Nay Aug Park holiday light display in Scranton. It will be open from 5 PM to 9 PM through December 31st. At Building Blocks Learning Center, we know the holidays are a special time to enjoy with your entire family. It is our pleasure to be part of that family by providing the childcare programs to help children develop the skills they need to grow emotionally, socially and intellectually. Click to learn more about our daycare and childcare programs and learning programs for children. We hope these special events give you a jump-start to a great holiday season!

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