The Building Blocks Child Development Centre is throwing a block party on Oct. 3 to celebrate its 20th anniversary. 

The street will be blocked off in front of the daycare at 812 Fairford St. E. during the festivities. There will be face painting, bouncy castles, food trucks, games and a penny parade among the activities planned. 

“Our past kids and families, our present kids and families and our future kids and families, we just want to open it up because we want everybody to see what we offer,” said executive director Lynn Weiers. 

The Building Block Child Development Centre takes in children between the ages of six weeks and 12 years old. They also have seven grant spaces for special needs children. Currently, three of those grant positions are occupied. 

“We just have fun. It’s learning through play, exploration, fun, teaching them love lessons and life lessons and getting them ready for school,” Weiers explained. 

Weiers added that, if there are any high school students thinking about a career in early childhood education, this would be a good event to learn more. 

She said working at the daycare is very rewarding. 

“You get paid in about 250 to 1,000 hugs a day and what better feeling i there when they just come running and they see you and they get so excited to see you. It’s comforting for the parents to know that their kids are cared for and loved,” Weiers said. 

You can learn more about this and other fundraising events put on by the Building Blocks Child Development Centre on their fundraising Facebook page. 

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