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.

Click on the link to view the Berkley Buzz Newsletter Fall 2015, volume 44

UMKC Today story-UMKC Early Childhood Center Earns Accreditation

Berkley Brochure

Fundamentals of the Berkley Approach poster

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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.

Upcoming Dates To Remember:

October 2015
• Friday, October 9th: PDD
• Saturday, October 24th: Fall Family Picnic