The scholarships cover a part or all of an education ranging from . to . The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation supports the efforts of organizations working to stimulate education, research and direct care in the mental health field. A businessman and consultant, Mr. Baer personally faced mental health challenges during his lifetime and sought to alleviate the suffering of those living with mental illness. Though he attended Yale University, he was unable to complete his studies, so he returned to his hometown of St. Louis where he worked in the family business, the department store Stix, Baer & Fuller. Through his hard work, he was able to increase the family fortune and upon his death left it in trust to be distributed to programs that serve the mission of reintegration.
Children are capable of learning through their own constructions. This is made possible through the use of symbols. For example, . uses colors to depict the looks of objects in his environment. He has painted the car in a color that, according to him, represents their family car. When asked, he actually stresses that the car is “daddy’s car”. This is what Berger referred to as “egocentrism” in his writing. Although he may not be very accurate in his decoration of objects, this is a clear indication of advancement in cognitive skills development.