Building Blocks
early childhood education 

Building 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. 


We follow The HighScope Curriculum® for Preschool
                                           The HighScope Difference:  Active Participatory Learning
Children and adults learn best through hands-on experiences with people, materials, events, and ideas.  That principle — validated by decades of research — is the basis of HighScope's approach to teaching and learning.
A range of specially designed programs. HighScope's Curriculum includes components for
  • Infant-toddler care and education 
  • Preschool education
  • Early literacy
  • Movement and music
  • Elementary education
Proven, research-based strategies for learning. 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.
By adopting the HighScope Curriculum — and learning to use it effectively — thousands of educators and caregivers worldwide are making a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families.
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.
We are pleased to offer programming from infant care through preschool, providing continuity and reliability for both you and your child through those important years of life.
National Early Childhood Accreditation
Tyndall & Avery Centers are actively involved in the accreditation process.
 For more information e-mail:  Vickie Roy or Beth Pierson
Supervisor:  Beth Pierson
Phone:  248.837.8900
Fax:  248.546.9238
Tyndall Center, 14501 Talbot, Oak Park, MI  48237