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Welcome to

Building Blocks Cooperative Preschool

Play. Learn. Grow. 

 Two Day Class for Ages 2-3

Learn to play with friends! This class is about play dough, sand castles, slime, art, glitter projects, bubbles in the yard, listening to stories, and learning to be part of a class group. 

Three Day Class for Ages 4-5

Learn to get along with friends! This class is about climbing, running, lego creations, marble runs, messy art, pretend play, science projects, reading and making books, and writing your name.  

Afternoon Recreation

Afternoon programing varies by year. We coordinate classes offered by partners to extend the day by an hour to 1:30 pm.  Currently we are planning on Valley Sports Camp on Mondays.


Weekly summer sessions for ages 2-5 will run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30am-12:30pm for $210 per week. Sessions will be held mostly outdoors. Register now in your Jovial Family Portal.


Our Approach

In our school, children learn through discovery and child-directed play.  We believe that an atmosphere of mutual respect encourages our children to develop emotionally and learn successfully.


Building Blocks Cooperative Preschool is a high quality, affordable, parent-cooperative preschool established by and for the Santa Cruz Mountain community. We are located on Summit Road in the Loma Prieta Joint Union School District.

Experience the Fun

Prospective families are welcome to tour the campus with our director and lead teacher, Nicole Gomez.  Register for a tour or to join our mailing list. Teacher Nicole will follow up with you by email to schedule the tour.

What Parents Think

"When my son arrived at Kindergarten after three years at Building Blocks, he knew how to ask for help, how to make many friends, and how to be comfortable and independent at school.  I was surprised on the first day of kinder when he just said, "Bye mom, I love you" and happily joined the line into his classroom.  I think this was because he felt confident and happy in being with the children that he knew from BB but also excited to make new friends too (because he knew how to do this).  At school he easily filled his own water bottle, took himself to the bathroom when he needed to, made many new friends, and asked for help when he needed help from the teachers or parent-volunteers. All the things he experienced at Building Blocks made it so he was ready to learn in Kindergarten — when he (and his brain) were developmentally ready for it! Thank you Building Blocks for everything!"

Building Blocks Preschool, a program of the Loma Prieta Community Foundation, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, special needs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in administration of its employment policies, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and/or other school administered programs.
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