Berkley Building Blocks builds a strong foundation for your child to grow on.
Berkley Building Blocks infant, toddler and preschool programs are the ground floor of the award-winning Berkley Schools. Our children are our future, and we believe it’s our job as teachers to nurture each child as they grow, learn and develop.
Providing high-quality early childhood programs and a strong partnership with each child’s family is at the foundation of our philosophy. We work together to create life-long learners, ready to reach their fullest potential in school and in life. We focus on each child as an individual, and strive to create a unique experience in a safe, nurturing and enriching environment.
Proven, research-based strategies for learning.
We follow The HighScope Curriculum for Infant, Toddler and Preschool Students.
The HighScope Difference: Active Participatory Learning Children and adults learn best through hands-on experiences with people, materials, events, and ideas. That principle is the basis of HighScope's approach to teaching and learning.
HighScope's Curriculum includes components for:
• Infant-toddler care and education • Preschool education • Early literacy • Movement and music • Elementary education
The HighScope Curriculum emphasizes adult-child interaction, a carefully designed learning environment, and a plan-do-review process that strengthens initiative and self-reliance in children and young people. Teachers and students are active partners in shaping the educational experience.
The HighScope Advantage: A balanced approach for young learners and the people who teach them. The HighScope Curriculum integrates all aspects of child and youth development. Using research-validated strategies, this approach enhances each young person's growth in the foundations of academics as well as in social-emotional, physical, and creative areas.
Each member of our warm and caring staff is educated in early childhood development and receives ongoing training to ensure the most current and best practices are applied.
Tyndall Center 14501 Talbot, Oak Park MI 48237
Avery Early Childhood Center 14700 W. Lincoln, Oak Park, MI 48237
At Berkley Building Blocks Preschool, children learn at their own pace aided by a highly trained preschool specialists who promote a high level of self-esteem in each child. Curriculum is devoted to all areas of development: physical, cognitive, language/literacy/communication, interpersonal skills and relationships, creative arts, dramatic play, and construction.
Berkley Building Blocks toddler program guides each child through their transition from the sensory-motor world of toddlers to an increasingly social world. The environment is well-planned, allowing for child-choice and self-directed play, small groups, brief circle-times with the whole group, reflection, and supportive teaching that prepares children for academic excellence.
Berkley Building Blocks infant care provides comprehensive and developmentally appropriate infant curriculum to aid each child in growing to their potential. Our quality program provides children a place to play, enjoy, discover, and grow. Our program includes individualized curriculum from staff that are warm, responsive and flexible.