St. Louis Public Radio and LUME

Click on the link to read/listen to LUME's latest Early Childhood Apprenticeship story: St. Louis Public Radio: Raising the stakes for early childhood education; apprenticeships look to professionalize the field

Currently, early learning centers lack efficient and time-sensitive methods to attract, prepare, and retain high quality educators. We need to elevate the profession of early childhood education. Educators need to experience satisfaction and success in the field, and commit to a career in early childhood. If we want to change society, we need to change the way our youngest children are taught.

LUME Institute is addressing the turnover epidemic through a partnership with SLATE (St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment) and by preparing early childhood educators through workforce development and service delivery. Click HERE to view the current press release on this partnership.

If you are interested in the apprenticeship, click here to access information through SLATE. For additional information please contact Miton Clayborn, MA (LUME Project Manager) at 314-469-9805 or