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Edgar L. & Rheta A. Berkley Child and Family Development Center

The University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) Edgar L. and Rheta A. Berkley Child and Family Development Center (CFDC) was established in 1993. UMKC’s School of Education and an interdisciplinary team of experts worked together to develop a state-of-the-art early childhood school. Berkley is part of UMKC’s School of Education and serves as a learning laboratory for early childhood students. As a resource to others, Berkley enrolls children of UMKC employees, students, and the community. Building an equal relationship between family, child, and teacher is a cornerstone of our philosophy.

Berkley collaborates with the UMKC School of Nursing and produces the Berkley Center Family Resource Healthy Activities and Recipes for Daily Living cook book. Click here for healthy child friendly recipes and fun family activities for healthy living.

UMKC Today story-UMKC Early Childhood Center Earns Accreditation

Brochure documents/Berkley Brochure-3.pdf

Fundamentals of the Berkley Approach poster

Visual of documents/Berkleyapproach

Click on the link to view the Berkley Buzz Newsletter Fall 2014, Volume 42

Upcoming Dates To Remember:

January 2015

  • Monday, January 19th-Closed for Martin Luther King Day

February 2015

  • Friday, February 13th-Annual Chris Cakes Pancake Breakfast

Berkley’s 11th Annual Chris Cakes Pancake Breakfast. For $5.00 you get all the pancakes and sausage you can eat. Tickets purchased the day of the event cost $6.00. The breakfast is held on February 13th from 7:00 – 10:00 A.M.

March 2015

  • Friday, March 6th-PDD (this PDD has been moved to the 1st Friday)