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 Winter 2016, volume 46

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:

January 2016
• Monday, January, 18th, Closed-Martin Luther King Jr Day

February 2016
• Friday, February 12th: PDD
• Friday, February 12th: Annual Pancake Breakfast
Berkley’s annual all-you-can-eat Chris Cakes Pancake Breakfast on February 12, 2016.  Tickets are $5.00  and you can buy them at the door.  Berkley families, children, grandparents, friends, and UMKC faculty, staff and students are welcome.  The event runs from 7-10 a.m. at the Berkley Center at 1012 East 52nd Street.