Project Construct

“In my kindergarten classroom, it is always amazing to me to watch the children start with scribbling in September and move to writing complete sentences by the end of the year. Project Construct gave me the knowledge I needed to support children’s progress as they make daily choices about what to write and draw.”

D. Wood, Russell Boulevard Elementary, Columbia, 2013

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Updated Project Construct Frameworks are available for purchase to past participants of Project Construct trainings. College faculty or research students may request a copy by contacting us at (573) 445-7457. Now also available as a reformatted reprint: Project Construct: A User's Guide for Preschool Educators: $25.


Demonstration Classrooms

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Demonstration classroom visits provide a way to observe Project Construct in action and to see firsthand the challenges and rewards involved in implementing a constructivist approach in preschool, primary, or elementary classrooms. Many Project Construct preschool professionals welcome visitors into their classrooms.

To arrange a visit or for more information, call 573-445-7457.


A User's Guide for Preschool Educators




Assessment Forms from Revised Framework (PDF)

Table showing Links Between the Project Construct Early Childhood Goals and the Missouri Early Learning Goals and Missouri Learning Standards (PDF)

Books that Build Vocabulary

Book List for Brain Workshop


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Education-related professional organizations:

The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)

Association for Constructivist Teaching (ACT)

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Desired Result Developmental Profile

The Jean Piaget Society (JPS)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Education-related sites in Missouri:

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MDESE)

Missouri Early Learning Goals

Missouri Preschool Program Learning Communities Project

Missouri Association for the Education of Young Children (MAEYC)

Missouri Head Start

Missouri Workshop Calendar

Open Initiative

Parents as Teachers

Education-related sites in other states:

New Perspectives on Learning

National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)

National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)


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