Project Construct is an approach to teaching in the preschool, primary, and elementary grades that is based on what we know about learning. The project, begun by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MDESE) in 1986, incorporates theory-based curricula that are linked to state and national curriculum frameworks and standards.

Home Away From Home Child Care and Beginning Steps Early Learning Center,  along with Project Construct feels that children learn best in a hands-on and mind-on environment where the children are experiencing the world around them. At Home Away From Home and Beginning Steps Early Learning Center we try to teach the children things that they are interested in. We may spend three weeks on a theme if the children are interested and in contrast only one if their interests fade.