Grace Chapel is privileged to be home to Building Blocks, a first-class child development center committed to educational excellence.
Our mission at Building Blocks is to provide children with a safe and developmentally appropriate learning environment that will foster discovery, laughter and the individual attention to create life-long learners.
Building Blocks is a learning center committed to educational excellence. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 6:30am to 6:00pm. We are located inside the Grace Chapel Community Church facility located at 4075 Lamor Road in Hermitage.
Here at Building Blocks we believe in nurturing our children today, as a whole person by educating your child through spiritual, cognitive, emotional and physical development. Building Blocks Child Center uses the Pennsylvania State Standards, High-Reach Curriculum and Handwriting Without Tears following as resources for our daily activities. These are center wide resources that build from each other as your child grows at our center.
Vicki DeTal – Senior Director
Michelle Hauger – Director of Grants and Compliance
Vicki DeTal is the Director at Building Blocks Child Center. She holds a degree in Early Child Education and Director’s Credential for the state of Pennsylvania. Vicki has worked in a private elementary school teaching art, creative arts, and computer. She has been the lead teacher of 2 and 3 year olds and has 8 years of administrative experience. In addition, she and her husband Tim oversee the EPICS, an over 50’s group at Grace Chapel. They have 2 children and 1 grandchild: Bethany, Jared and Remy. Vicki is honored to be involved in the Building Blocks program.
Michelle Hauger has been with Building Blocks since its inception and in July of 2016 stepped in as Interim Director and has also worked as a teacher in a local school district until the birth of her first child, Kenley. Michelle and her husband, Matt, also have a younger daughter, Sienna. Michelle has her degree in Early Childhood Education, is pursuing her Master’s in Education, and has extensive work in childcare. Michelle is also employed by Grace Chapel in the Children’s Ministry department.