1012 East 52nd StreetKansas City , MO , 64110
Phone: (816) 235-260039° 1' 58.7172" N, 94° 34' 26.2884" W
What our organization offers:
The Berkley CFDC is a learning laboratory dedicated to reflecting state-of-the-art practices in working with children and families. The School is firmly embedded in constructivism; the theoretical view that learners construct knowledge through interactions with the physical and social environments. Our philosophy is heavily influenced by educational theorists, such as Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky, and Erikson. As these theorists suggest, children learn through their individual experiences with the world. When children build upon experiences, they “construct” knowledge by building new experiences and connecting them to prior knowledge. Young children are active and curious participants in the construction of their knowledge. Teachers challenge children to make predictions, to explore, to discover, to question, to represent and to reorganize their ways of thinking. Understanding that the young child is a member of his/her family, it is our goal to collaborate with family members. Building an equal relationship between family, child, and teacher is a cornerstone of our philosophy.