Sunday, August 9, 2009

Celebrating 20 Years

This week we will celebrate 20 years of continuous operation of Building Blocks Child Care in our community.

Building Blocks Child Care is a family child care center licensed by the state of WI in business since 1989. At that Lisa Bucher was a little girl in elementary school and her mother, Sheila Rudack did child care in her home. Soon Building Blocks outgrew the house and expanded by converting the attached garage into an insulated and fully equipped day care. In 1997 Lisa bought the business from her mother who continued to help, filling in for Lisa when needed. After the tornado, Clint and Lisa Bucher bought a home on Lake Avenue and created a child care center similar to the previous building by finishing the walk-out basement, designing it to be a self-contained child care center with a great fenced in backyard complete with a beautiful view of the river.

Lisa participates in the WI State Food Program. She cooks each meal in her daycare with as little processed food as possible to ensure better nutrition for the children. Besides a healthy menu, Building Blocks offers a small group size, daily art activities, daily learning experiences with children of all ages, and age appropriate toys. It is licensed to care for children 6 weeks-10 years old. Lisa has 12 years of experience and education in the child care field.

When you visit Building Blocks you can see that Lisa focuses on nurturing and developing each child. She reads books to the children every day and creates stimulating activities such as art projects, singing, and group participation games. As well as doing different activities, Lisa emphasizes a structured time frame for each day to keep her children on schedule and to avoid upsets of “tiredness & crabbiness” that happens when children do not know what to expect. Lisa has 12 years of experience and education in the child care field and it shows in the activities, learning experiences, and age appropriate toys that she provides.

At Building Blocks Child Care Center, Lisa understands that some of the most critical and developmental years of a person’s life are spent before the age of 5 and Lisa structures the children's day so that they have a stimulating atmosphere that promotes learning and that is, above everything else, FUN. Congratulations to Building Blocks on 20 years of helping families with bringing up babies!

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