Jan
5
8:30 AM08:30

LUME Foundations Course: Group One

The research is in. Emotional development is the foundation for learning and future success! At LUME, we know teachers who are attuned to themselves are better able to attune to the children in their care, enabling them to respond to and connect with children in a new and deeper way. Through the LUME Foundation Course educators will discover new ways to support the emotional and social development of their children.

The LUME Foundations Course has a proven track record and research to support the difference this training makes for teachers and children.  In fact, a study conducted by University of Missouri St. Louis showed that educators in this course reported:

- 74% reduced power struggles with children

- 84% reduced isolation and expulsion of children

- 100% found ways to foster the emotional development of children

Through the LUME Foundations Course you will:

- Gain a renewed sense of purpose in teaching and learning with children and families

- Understand children and their behaviors in a whole new way, to make a real difference in their lives.

- Discover strategies that will deepen your practice and expand your ability to identify and respond to challenges in the workplace.

- Join a supportive learning community of educators who are committed to improving the way we nurture children.

Course Dates

We are offering the LUME Foundations on four Saturday sessions with one hour for lunch, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as follows:
Group 1: January 5, February 9, March 2 and April 13, 2019

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Jan
12
8:30 AM08:30

LUME Foundations Course: Group Two

The research is in. Emotional development is the foundation for learning and future success! At LUME, we know teachers who are attuned to themselves are better able to attune to the children in their care, enabling them to respond to and connect with children in a new and deeper way. Through the LUME Foundation Course educators will discover new ways to support the emotional and social development of their children.

The LUME Foundations Course has a proven track record and research to support the difference this training makes for teachers and children.  In fact, a study conducted by University of Missouri St. Louis showed that educators in this course reported:

- 74% reduced power struggles with children

- 84% reduced isolation and expulsion of children

- 100% found ways to foster the emotional development of children

Through the LUME Foundations Course you will:

- Gain a renewed sense of purpose in teaching and learning with children and families

- Understand children and their behaviors in a whole new way, to make a real difference in their lives.

- Discover strategies that will deepen your practice and expand your ability to identify and respond to challenges in the workplace.

- Join a supportive learning community of educators who are committed to improving the way we nurture children.

Course Dates

We are offering the LUME Foundations on four Saturday sessions with one hour for lunch, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as follows:

Group 2: January 12, February 16, March 30 and May 4, 2019

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Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Wonder and Critical Thinking

Childhood is a time of wonder. In children, it often manifests as an enthusiastic “wanting to know!” Why is wonder important? What does it have to do with learning? How do we as teachers support or diminish wonder in the classroom? In the second half of the class, we will explore the difference between thinking and critical thinking. At what age do children become critical thinkers? Through videos and classroom discussion, discover how children’s minds develop and how you can nurture wonder and critical thinking in young children.

Workshop Location: LUME Institute at University City Children’s Center
6646 Vernon Avenue
University City, MO 63130

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Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

When Children Play Doctor

The words “childhood sexuality” can be hot buttons in today’s culture.  As educators, how do we respond to the questions and sexual behaviors we see in the preschoolers we work with? Discover how to support healthy attitudes toward body parts and respond to children’s curiosity about gender and reproduction. This course teaches participants how to differentiate typical childhood sexual behavior from more concerning behaviors, to avoid over-reactions and missteps when responding to children, and provide strategies for educating and supporting families as they seek to raise balanced, healthy children.

Workshop Location: LUME Institute at University City Children’s Center
6646 Vernon Avenue
University City, MO 63130

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Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

Understanding Yourself and Others

Deepen your reflective practice with five tools  that will help you reflect, communicate and build relationship with others.  The “swiss army knife” of educator trainings, you are sure to find uses in your professional practice and  your personal relationships. Don’t miss out on this fascinating and useful course.

Workshop Location: TBA



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Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

When Children Play Doctor

The words “childhood sexuality” can be hot buttons in today’s culture.  As educators, how do we respond to the questions and sexual behaviors we see in the preschoolers we work with? Discover how to support healthy attitudes toward body parts and respond to children’s curiosity about gender and reproduction. This course teaches participants how to differentiate typical childhood sexual behavior from more concerning behaviors, to avoid over-reactions and missteps when responding to children, and provide strategies for educating and supporting families as they seek to raise balanced, healthy children.

Workshop Location: TBA

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May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Running on Empty: The Wisdom of Self - Care

Teaching children can be demanding. Compassion fatigue can easily set in when teachers constantly put others first.  Self care is a sign of wisdom, not weakness. If teachers are to not just survive, but thrive in their work, mastering the art of self care is essential. Learn how to gauge and reduce stress, listen to your body, and choose behaviors that will restore your joy and balance. Your well being matters!

Workshop Location: TBA


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Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Going Deeper with the Emotional Milestones

Designed as a sequel to the LUME Approach Foundation course, Going Deeper with the Emotional Milestones focuses on helping participants revisit, strengthen, and apply their understanding of the emotional milestones to their work with children. Through interactive group exercises, lectures, and compelling videos, participants will become more attuned to the importance of emotional partnership with children and begin to view child behavior with a new understanding and greater skill.

Workshop Location: LUME Institute at University City Children’s Center
6646 Vernon Avenue
University City, MO 63130

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Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

PROBLEM SOLVING WITH CASE STUDIES

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Price: $55.00

Clock Hours: 3

Location: 6646 Vernon Avenue  Saint Louis, MO 63130

Problems in the classroom? Learn basic tools that will teach you how to think and respond effectively to challenging behaviors in children. This class will allow you to work in small groups with other teachers to create new strategies and resolve issues.

Register at www.lumeinstitute.org/pdseries

For questions or to inquire about educator scholarships, please contact Laurie McKenney:lmckenney@lumeinstitute.org  314-469-9805 ext. 138.

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

WHEN CHILDREN PLAY DOCTOR

Date: Saturday, October 20, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Price: $55.00

Clock Hours: 3

Location: 6646 Vernon Avenue  Saint Louis, MO 63130

Children are curious about bodies and bodily functions. When is it simple curiosity and when should we be concerned? How can teachers gently support children in their growing understanding? Join us to learn how to thoughtfully respond to children’s needs and questions about sexuality.

Register at www.lumeinstitute.org/pdseries

For questions or to inquire about educator scholarships, please contact Laurie McKenney:lmckenney@lumeinstitute.org  314-469-9805 ext. 138. 

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Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

GOING DEEPER WITH THE EMOTIONAL MILESTONES

Date: Saturday, September 8, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Price: $55.00

Clock Hours: 3

Location: 6646 Vernon Avenue  Saint Louis, MO 63130

Support children in the classroom by deepening your understanding of the emotional milestones. Learn about emotional repair with children.

Register at www.lumeinstitute.org/pdseries

For questions or to inquire about educator scholarships, please contact Laurie McKenney:lmckenney@lumeinstitute.org  314-469-9805 ext. 138.

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Aug
21
9:00 AM09:00

THE ROCK IN MY SHOE: EXPLORING YOUR JOHARI WINDOW

Date: Tuesday, August 21, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Price: $55.00

Clock Hours: 3

Location: 6646 Vernon Avenue  Saint Louis, MO 63130

Learn how to avoid burnout and create healing for yourself and for children by using the Johari Window as a tool for self-awareness and understanding.

Register at www.lumeinstitute.org/pdseries

For questions or to inquire about educator scholarships, please contact Laurie McKenney:lmckenney@lumeinstitute.org  314-469-9805 ext. 138. 

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Jul
10
5:30 PM17:30

PROBLEM SOLVING WITH CASE STUDIES

Date: Tuesday, July 10, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Price: $55.00

Clock Hours: 3

Location: 6646 Vernon Avenue  Saint Louis, MO 63130

Problems in the classroom? Learn basic tools that will teach you how to think and respond effectively to challenging behaviors in children. This class allows you to work in small groups with other teachers to create new strategies and resolve issues.

Register at www.lumeinstitute.org/pdseries

For questions or to inquire about educator scholarships, please contact Laurie McKenney:lmckenney@lumeinstitute.org  314-469-9805 ext. 138.

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Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

GOING DEEPER WITH THE EMOTIONAL MILESTONES

Date: Saturday, June 2, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Price: $55.00

Clock Hours: 3

Location: 6646 Vernon Avenue  Saint Louis, MO 63130

Support children in the classroom by deepening your understanding of the emotional milestones. Learn about emotional repair with children.

Register at www.lumeinstitute.org/pdseries

For questions or to inquire about educator scholarships, please contact Laurie McKenney:lmckenney@lumeinstitute.org  314-469-9805 ext. 138.

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May
19
9:30 AM09:30

What Infants and Toddlers are Telling Us

Price: $10

What have the infants or toddlers you work with told you today? Did you know that infants “talk” through crying and other non-verbal communications? While infants and toddlers cannot speak with words, they do communicate in many other ways. This session will also share how to discover the communication and meaning of behaviors such as biting and tantrums.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (2.0 clock hours)

The Flance Early Learning Center 1908 O’Fallon St. St. Louis, MO 63106

Workshop Number: 0519BKCIT4

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May
10
1:00 PM13:00

Building Collaborative Relationships with Families

Price: $15

Early childhood and childcare professionals build partnerships with families as an important strategy to promote healthy child development. These partnerships can help prevent child abuse and neglect.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (3.0 clock hours)

Saturday, May 10, 2018 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (3.0 clock hours)

University City Children’s Center 6646 Vernon Ave. St. Louis, MO 63130

Workshop Number: 0510PCAN1

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Supervision of Children

Price: $15

This training reviews the current State of Missouri licensing requirements for staff to-child ratio in various childcare settings. The Six Strategies for Active Supervision are reviewed along with child elopement. This course is suitable for family child care, as well as programs or centers.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (3.0 clock hours)

St. Charles City-County Library - Spencer Road Branch 427 Spencer Rd., Room 112 St. Peters, MO 63376

Workshop Number: 0505SUPER1

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May
3
5:30 PM17:30

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION THROUGH MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND SONG (SPECIAL SESSION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH READY READERS)

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Price: $55.00  

Clock Hours: 3

Location: 6646 Vernon Avenue  Saint Louis, MO 63130

What are the key skills our children need to succeed in life? Learn what they are and how to nurture them through music, movement and song. Join us for a lively time as we learn how joyful interactions are key to building executive functioning skills in children. This will be an active and interactive workshop

Register at www.lumeinstitute.org/pdseries

For questions or to inquire about educator scholarships, please contact Laurie McKenney:lmckenney@lumeinstitute.org  314-469-9805 ext. 138.

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May
1
1:00 PM13:00

Building a Healthy Brain

Price: $10

The development of the brain begins at conception and continues across the lifespan. In this session, participants identify ways to purposefully use strategies in their work with very young children and their families.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (2.0 clock hours)

Ritenour Early Childhood Education Center 3580 Woodson Rd. St. Louis, MO 63114

Workshop Number: 0501PCAN2

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Apr
28
9:30 PM21:30

The Influence of Culture on Caregiving

Price: $15

Childcare professionals will have the opportunity to explore how one’s culture influences routines, caregiving style, parenting choices, and professional responses to challenging situations.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (3.0 clock hours)

Carondelet Library 6800 Michigan Ave. St. Louis, MO 63111

Workshop Number: 0428PCAN5

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Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Guiding Children’s Behavior

Price: $15

Ever wonder why children misbehave? Discover the causes of and techniques to reduce the behavior problems in your classroom or family child care. We will help you learn to introduce children to choices that you and they can live with. Learn effective tools for calming the child who is MAD!

Saturday, March 31, 2018 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (3.0 clock hours)

The Factory 200 West 1st St. Farmington, MO 63640

Workshop Number: 0428BKCEC9

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Apr
19
1:00 PM13:00

Supporting Staff in Their Work with Parents

Price: $15

Center directors and other program leaders have an important role in the prevention of abuse and neglect among the families they serve. Participants will learn about and practice relationship-based supervisory approaches and explore how best to respond when staff members have concerns about suspected abuse and neglect.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (2.0 clock hours)

The Berry Patch Professional Child Care Center 670 S. Laclede Station Rd. Shrewsbury, MO 63119

Workshop Number: 0419PCAN10

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Apr
14
9:30 AM09:30

Creating a Welcoming Environment

Price: $15

Come discover how to create an inviting experience for the children and families in your childcare center. We will review how room arrangement and environment are key factors in child development.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (3.0 clock hours)

Jefferson County Library 1701 Missouri State Rd. Arnold, MO 63010

Workshop Number: 0414BKCEC10

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Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

TUNING IN TO RELATIONSHIP IN THE CLASSROOM

Date: Saturday April 14, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.    

Price: $55.00

Clock Hours: 3

Location: 6646 Vernon Avenue  Saint Louis, MO 63130

What factors invite children into a joyful learning process? How does the emotional climate of a classroom affect learning? Engaging children is key to creating lifelong learners. Find out why engagement is so important!

Register at www.lumeinstitute.org/pdseries

For questions or to inquire about educator scholarships, please contact Laurie McKenney:lmckenney@lumeinstitute.org  314-469-9805 ext. 138.

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Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Promoting Wellness

Price: $15

Children are all about energy and exploration. If they do not have the right physical opportunities, your job becomes harder! Learn ways to channel children’s energy and enthusiasm through physical fitness play.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (3.0 clock hours)

Lemay Child and Family Center 9828 South Broadway Street St. Louis, MO 63125

Workshop Number: 0414BKCEC13

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Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Professionalism in Child Care and Early Learning

Price: $15

What makes you a professional? You are defined by what you do, what you say, and how you present yourself to the world. Learn more about how to create partnerships with families that involve them in your program.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (3.0 clock hours)

Christian Northeast Hospital CDC (conference room upstairs from center)

11133 Dunn Rd. St. Louis, MO 63136 Workshop Number: 0412BKCEC14

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Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Promoting Wellness

Price: $15

Children are all about energy and exploration. If they do not have the right physical opportunities, your job becomes harder! Learn ways to channel children’s energy and enthusiasm through physical fitness play.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (3.0 clock hours)

University City Children’s Center 6646 Vernon Ave. St. Louis, MO 63130

Workshop Number: 0410BKCEC13

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Mar
31
10:30 AM10:30

Guiding Children’s Behavior

Price: $15

Ever wonder why children misbehave? Discover the causes of and techniques to reduce the behavior problems in your classroom or family child care. We will help you learn to introduce children to choices that you and they can live with. Learn effective tools for calming the child who is MAD!

Saturday, March 31, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (3.0 clock hours)

Jefferson County Library 1701 Missouri State Rd. Arnold, MO 63010

Workshop Number: 0331BKCEC9

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Mar
31
9:30 AM09:30

Environment, Routine, and Strategies

Price: $15

Do you want to see more positive and fewer challenging behaviors in your childcare and early learning program? After this session, you will know how to design your environment, schedule, and routines to help support a child’s social and emotional development.

Saturday, March 31, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (3.0 clock hours)

Washington Library 410 Lafayette St. Washington, MO 63090

Workshop Number: 0331SEFL2

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Mar
24
9:30 AM09:30

Guiding Children’s Behavior

Price: $15

Ever wonder why children misbehave? Discover the causes of and techniques to reduce the behavior problems in your classroom or family child care. We will help you learn to introduce children to choices that you and they can live with. Learn effective tools for calming the child who is MAD!

Saturday, March 24, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (3.0 clock hours)

Carondelet Library 6800 Michigan Ave. St. Louis, MO 63111

Workshop Number: 0324BKCEC9

 

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Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

TEMPERAMENT: FEARFUL, FEISTY, OR FLEXIBLE?

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  

Price: $55.00

Clock Hours: 3

Location: 6646 Vernon Avenue  Saint Louis, MO 63130

Every child is unique. When we accept these differences and celebrate them, we can help children grow strong. How can we help all types of children feel at ease in the classroom?

Register at www.lumeinstitute.org/pdseries

For questions or to inquire about educator scholarships, please contact Laurie McKenney:lmckenney@lumeinstitute.org  314-469-9805 ext. 138.

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Routine Care: Sleeping,  Handwashing, and Diapering  
Dec
9
9:30 AM09:30

Routine Care: Sleeping,  Handwashing, and Diapering  

Routine Care: Sleeping,  Handwashing, and Diapering  
$15 / $12 for LUME members
Learn how to make the day-to-day routines a delight, and keep children healthier and safer in the process. We will also learn what SIDS  is and the behaviors that increase the risk of SIDS. This session meets the DSS training requirement for Handwashing and Universal Health Precautions.

Saturday, December 9
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (3.0 clock hours) St. Charles City-County Library –  
Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Rd., Room 259  
St. Peters, MO 63376
Workshop Number: 1209BKCEC4

Call 314.469.9805 to register. 

 

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Routine Care: Sleeping,  Handwashing, and Diapering  
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Routine Care: Sleeping,  Handwashing, and Diapering  

Routine Care: Sleeping,  Handwashing, and Diapering  
$15 / $12 for LUME members
Learn how to make the day-to-day routines a delight, and keep children healthier and safer in the process. We will also learn what SIDS  is and the behaviors that increase the risk of SIDS. This session meets the DSS training requirement for Handwashing and Universal Health Precautions.

Thursday, December 7
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (3.0 clock hours) University City Children’s Center
6646 Vernon Ave., University City, MO 63130 Workshop Number: 1207BKCEC4

Call 314.469.9805 to register. 

 

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Child Abuse, Neglect, and Shaken Baby Syndrome
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Child Abuse, Neglect, and Shaken Baby Syndrome

BASIC KNOWLEDGE CURRICULUM – EARLY CHILDHOOD
Child Abuse, Neglect, and Shaken Baby Syndrome  
$15 / $12 for LUME members
This session teaches how to create a support system around children and families. Learn how to tell the difference between an accident and abuse, and what to do when you suspect abuse or neglect.

Saturday, December 2
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (3.0 clock hours) Flance Early Learning Center
1908 O’Fallon St., St. Louis, MO 63106 Workshop Number: 1202BKCEC2

Call 314.469.9805 to register. 

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Importance of Relationships
Nov
18
9:30 AM09:30

Importance of Relationships

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL FOUNDATIONS FOR LEARNING: ALL INCLUSIVE TRAINING
Importance of Relationships  
$15 / $12 for LUME members
Positive interactions and relationships are the foundations of a child’s social and emotional development. This session explores strategies  that build these foundations, even during challenging moments. 

Saturday, November 18
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (3.0 clock hours) St. Charles City-County Library –  
Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Rd., Room 259
St. Peters, MO 63376
Workshop Number: 1118SEFL1

Call 314.469.9805 to register. 

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LUME Quarterly
Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

LUME Quarterly

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Join us for our final Quarterly workshop in 2017!

Saturday, November 18th, from 9:00 to noon at University City Children's Center.

Going Deeper with the Emotional Milestones (once called the "REFRESH" class) takes teachers back to the Emotional Milestones with interactive activities, slide shows,  and intriguing videos to help you take your current understanding of the milestones to the next level. 

To sign-up click here, or call Laurie McKenney at  314-358-3494.  If you have already registered you will receive a separate email. Thank you!

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Environment, Routine, and Strategies  
Nov
4
9:30 AM09:30

Environment, Routine, and Strategies  

Environment, Routine, and Strategies  
$15 / $12 for LUME members
Do you want to see more positive and fewer challenging behaviors in your child care and early learning program? After this session, you will know how to design your environment, schedule, and routines to help support a child’s social and emotional development.

Saturday, November 4
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (3.0 clock hours) Washington Library
410 Lafayette St., Washington, MO 63090
Workshop Number: 1104SEFL2

Call 314.469.9805 to register. 

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