Welcome to Building Blocks Learning Center. I am pleased to have your interest in our center and look forward to working with you and your child. My name is Christy Jennings, and my husband; Michael and I are the owners of Building Blocks Learning Center. I serve in the position of director and oversee all aspects of the center. I am a lifelong resident of Lebanon, and proud to have the opportunity to provide a much needed quality service to my hometown community. I am a Graduate of LHS, and of Missouri State University. I worked for the Division of Youth Services from 1993 to 2008 in various positions, providing direct care to children, and managing a residential facility. From 2008 to 2009 I worked with Laclede County Children’s Division as a Case Manager. I have sixteen years of experience in working with children, as well as managing staff teams who provide care to children. In 2009 I was blessed with my third child; Lucas Stewart. My older children; Lindsey and Christian, had been cared for by my parents when they were little, however my mother had passed away in 2008, and my father was not able to provide care for Lucas. This led me to opening a child care center, so that I could take Lucas to work with me every day, allowing me to spend time with him and supervise the care he received. I am a devoted mother who believes that children are our most precious gift, and should be treated as such. With this philosophy in mind, it is my goal to provide care to your child in the same way that I do for my own. Building Blocks will provide a nurturing, learning, loving and safe environment for your child. Many children have to spend time in child care centers during their infant, toddler, and preschool years, therefore making the experience a very important one in their lives. I believe that children develop their ability to achieve, learn and grow during the early years in their life, which makes our job a very important one. We will provide a structured and safe environment for your child. All staff employed by Building Blocks are required to pass necessary background checks to allow them to work in the child care industry, as well as meeting the high expectations that I set for them. Your child will be safe in our doors, and will love spending time with us. I look forward to working with you and your family to provide the best quality child care that your child deserves.