Our Belief is that the power to change society lies in changing the way young children are taught. 

Our Vision is a world in which all children are emotionally, socially, and academically ready to succeed. 

Our Mission is to build and share an approach to education that nurtures each child, strengthens families, and integrates the local community. 



Click here to learn more about innovative courses and how LUME Institute can help your organization.


Through Family Matters, LUME plans to deepen families’ understanding of child development.


LUME  invites you to a conversation to think differently about early childhood education.

Child Care Aware® of Eastern Missouri, a Program at LUME Institute, is a member agency of Child Care Aware® of Missouri.

We are a community resource for and about child care and early education for St. Louis City and surrounding counties (St. Louis, Warren, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Francois, Franklin, and Ste. Genevieve). We provide Professional Development, Capacity Building and Community Engagement and Education.