Building Blocks Childcare Center

Location: 5218 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah 84123
Hours of Operation:
7:00am to 6:00pm

Telephone: 385-388-4993


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* Priority will be given to parents and caregivers seeking full-time enrollment, Monday through Friday.

About Building Blocks Childcare Center


Building Blocks Childcare Center in Taylorsville, Utah was purchased by Children’s Service Society (CSS) in November 2021 to provide preschool and childcare for underserved families. Under new ownership and leadership through CSS, the center was remodeled and updated to create a safe, healthy, and high-quality learning environment. At peak capacity, Building Blocks serves up to 41 children, ages 6 months to 5 years old. The center’s goal is to meet the growth, developmental, and early education needs of children, while fostering quality childcare, and promoting positive relationships in biological, adoptive, and kinship families.

Through funding and partnerships within the community, Building Blocks is able to provide discounted tuition rates whilst providing quality childcare. With financial relief and family support through the community at Building Blocks, our program strives to close the achievement gap in early education. During the enrollment period, applicants meet with the center’s Program Director to determine enrollment eligibility and pricing. Building Blocks also accepts tuition payments made through the Department of Workforce Services (DWS).

As children are enrolled, staff, parents, and caregivers work together as a team to provide opportunities for children to grow in an inclusive, culturally sensitive, safe, and developmentally appropriate setting. Our program enables children to develop a sense of personal identity through play, exploration, and positive relationships within their immediate community. Each child will be better prepared to enter kindergarten with the necessary skills to thrive and be successful.

The Utah Core State Standards for Early Learning guides the foundation of Building Blocks’ Preschool program. Staff are responsive to children’s current strengths, knowledge, and skills when planning and creating experiences to support learning, while also being cognizant of the background and specific needs of each child. Building Blocks also utilizes the Creative Curriculum through Teaching Strategies as a lesson planning tool to implement in the classroom. All students are assessed using the Preschool Entry and Exit Profile (PEEP) evaluations for Pre-K aged children.

The following content areas are included in the lesson planning at the center:

  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • English Language Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Health Education
  • Lifelong Learning Practice

One component that sets Building Blocks apart from other early education programs is that of family engagement and building a strong community of support for children. Following the Head Start model, Building Blocks aims to educate and support the entire family structure. Parents and caregivers work together in a collaborative effort to address barriers that hinder the optimal growth and development of children. Family engagement can be especially challenging when there are language and cultural barriers. The CSS program serves a diverse population and employs a diverse workforce that represents the demographics of the children served.

Building Blocks Professional Development

Building Blocks Childcare Center of CSS also serves as a professional development resource for employees to gain skills and experience alongside qualified early childhood professionals. Professional Development is a vehicle that addresses gaps in services within the community, empowers educators to grow in their field, through learned and experienced education. In a profession that has a shortage of trained professionals, professional development helps educators to support and strengthens the family, the child, and the community.

All employees at Building Blocks are either working towards receiving a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) through career ladder courses or are working towards a degree in early childhood education. Through training and schooling, teachers and caregivers at Building Blocks are able to provide quality childcare to the families and students they serve.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Building Blocks team, please email  or to learn more!


About Children’s Service Society

Children’s Service Society of Utah (CSS) is the oldest non-denominational, non-profit child welfare and family preservation organization in Utah. CSS was organized as a day nursery in 1884 to care for unsupervised children in Salt Lake City. Today, the organization continues to empower families, caregivers, and professionals through services supporting the safety and well-being of children. CSS offers a continuum of family support through our Adoption, Building Blocks, Care About Childcare, GRANDfamilies, and Home Visitation programs.