Our goal is to provide a child-focused child care program in a professional and caring environment.
Blocks only serves organic milk, organic catered lunches, whole grain bread and cereals, fresh vegetables and fruits for snacks. We are a peanut free school and we eliminate sugary items from our menu choices. Juice is not served to children under the ages of 2 years old and is considered an optional drink here at Blocks Childcare Centers.
We serve a nutritious breakfast, scheduled from 7:45am until 8:30am for our toddlers to school age. Mid morning drink (water) served at 10:00am. Lunch begins promptly at 11:15am. A mid afternoon snack is served at 3:00pm and we also provide a late afternoon snack at 5:30pm. All meal schedules apply only to our older groups of toddlers to school age. Infants are on individual schedules based on their needs.
Our weekly lunch menu that helps expose our children to new tastes, textures, and food choices on a routine basis in order to develop a wide range of variety in their food exposure repertoire.
What are they saying
We love the all the teachers at Blocks. My son has been there since August 2018-he is 19 months- and he has learned so much. Since he is my first and I work full time, I was so nervous about what to do about child care--but he loves it there.
Oak Park, IL
I am writing as a parent of a 2 year old child who has attended Blocks 24 since he was 15 weeks old. My husband and I are generally very happy with the care he receives at this facility. They have been very good about giving him the chance to engage in physical play everyday, but also do group learning activities and free time daily. He has been counting to 30 for several months, and has known all of his colors and shapes for about 6 months. He has also started speaking a little Spanish with one of his caregivers.
Oak Park, IL
Our son attended Blocks for 3 years and we had a wonderful experience. The teachers were fantastic and we enjoyed the time we spent volunteering in the classroom. We have made great friends from our time at Blocks and our son loved it. We had terrible experiences at other placed in OP and Blocks was a great choice for our family.
Blocks is a wonderful place! We sent our son there from 4 months old to 21 months. We would have kept him in longer, but we moved and needed to find a new daycare. While he was "aging" out a bit (i believe they only go up to 2 - 2.5 yrs old), it was very sad to leave! Our son loved it there - the staff is friendly and wonderful with infants and toddlers. It's not overly fancy but clean and efficiently run. I highly recommend Blocks!
We did a site visit at Blocks and all my worries went away. They are wonderful! The staff is always smiling at my daughter and she smiles every morning when we drop her off. It is clean, organized and the staff there is educated (which is important to me). They have given us great suggestions that have helped us. They treat our daughter so well and she is thriving. Having her at Blocks has made my transition back to work as seamless as possible. I am truly grateful we found them.