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

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, Accreditation Assistance, Advocacy, on-site and phone coaching and assistance to support child care directors, owners, and educators in providing quality care to children.

We also work within the community to promote the importance of child care and early learning programs.