1411 East 1850 Road Lawrence, KS 66046


Hours of Operation

Building Blocks is open 7:00am - 5:45 pm, Monday through Friday.  We will be closed for inclement weather if the Lawrence Public Schools are closed. We will also be closed in observance of the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving day and the Friday following it, and Christmas Break (typically 12/23-1/2 depending on how the days fall). The exact dates that we will be closed for holidays will be determined in January and a list will be available at the parent's request.  

About Us

Building Blocks provides the highest level of safe, affordable, high quality service and developmentally appropriate programs to all children. We strive for excellence in the child care field by maintaining and enhancing a curriculum that encourages and supports active and involved children. Building Blocks encourages parent participation in the program. We ask parents to help plan special events that involve families for our whole center to enjoy. Parent teacher conferences are held twice a year as children are continually assessed throughout the year. Consistency is the key to any successful behavior management program. All employees have been trained on the same positive discipline strategies. We aim to provide a sense of security, a respect for order and establish acceptable patterns of behavior that are beneficial to the child's development and overall well-being.

Additional Fees

Late pick up fee is $1 per minute with a $5 minimum charge

Returned check fee is $35 per check

$75 enrollment processing fee

$100 non-refundable deposit


*Rates Subject to change in 2021*

Every family with 2 children enrolled will receive $50 off their monthly tuition. Families with 3+ children enrolled will receive $75 off their monthly tuition.

2020 Rates per Month:

Infants - $1,000
1 Year Old - $900
2 Years Old - $825
Preschool - $775
Pre-Kindergarten -$730

After School (May & August) - $250
School Age Summer (June & July) - $700

All tuition is due no later than the 5th of the month. After the 5th late fees will occur.

We accept cash, check, money order, DCF, KVC, and DCCDA scholarship recipients. Sorry no credit or debit cards accepted at this time.

The Tornado of 2019

On May 28, 2019 an EF-4 tornado passed through our little valley. The sirens started warning us around 5:50 pm and luckily we were in the process of closing down. All children had been signed out and all that was left were 3 teaching staff, the director, and her two children. We debated on if we should leave or stay and decided the safest place for us would be the building. At around 6:30 the tornado hit. We all hunkered down in one of our designated shelter areas. When the tornado had passed we were able to leave the shelter and see the damages. The tornado came from the southwest corner of our property and the hardest hit area was our school age building and our gymnasium. The rest of our building was okay. We had minor damages such as a couple broken windows and lots of water leaks in our roof but the overall structure was sound. It took us almost a year to get the building ready for use again. We opted to not rebuild the school age program or the gymnasium. In the end, our building is back and better than ever. The tornado provided us the opportunity to renovate and modernize our little old 1957 school into the facility you see today.