Family Matters Course

Check back soon for the next set of dates for this parenting course! Like most parents, do you find yourself challenged with finding the “right” discipline approach to use with your children? LUME Institute’s Family Matters: Next Generation Discipline three-session series will give you the resources to strengthen your family, today. Learn how to interpret […]
Informational Meeting July 9 from 8-9am

Good News…LUME Institute is growing! LUME is recruiting new instructors to better accommodate the needs of the early childhood community and YOU’RE INVITED! Our next informational meeting is Wednesday, July 8 from 8am to 9am.  Please take a look at the attached invite for details and let us know if you attend by Thursday, July 3rd. To RSVP please email Shannon at […]

Child Care Aware of Eastern Missouri, a program at LUME Institute

Child Care Aware® of Eastern Missouri, a Program at the LUME Institute is a community resource on child care for St. Louis City and surrounding counties (St. Louis, Warren, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Francois, Franklin, and Ste. Genevieve). We provide professional development, on-site and phone coaching and assistance to support child care directors, owners, and teachers […] +

Stephen P. Zwolak
Talking to Children About Ferguson
The situation in Ferguson is a community trauma. We should be mindful that our community of families and friends may interpret events in very different personal ways. We hope for healing, while remaining sensitive to the needs of young children and how they may be processing conversations and scenes that play out again and again […] +
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Comfort Kits for Ferguson-Florissant
Thank you to all who donated and volunteered! We provided Comfort Kits for 500 early childhood students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District in their first weeks back at school! These kits helped children de-stress and feel safe while providing informational materials, concrete resources and tips for families on how to listen and talk with their young […] +
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An Announcement from Steve Z.
“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi We feel your pain and a child feels an adult’s pain. Parents, teachers and family members can help by modeling healthy emotions. Instilling values like compassion and empathy to help children navigate trauma. The central question on the minds […] +
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