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The LUME Approach Foundations Course

Summer/Fall 2019


Summer is a great time for educators to get a head start on their professional development for the next school year and LUME Institute's Foundations Course is now enrolling! Our course makes a statistically significant difference in a child's mental health and educational journey, helps educators discover new ways to support the emotional and social development of their children, and provides educators a renewed sense of purpose. LUME is excited to partner with many community organizations, including St. Louis County Children's Service Fund to offer the LUME Foundations Course at no cost to schools in St. Louis County.

About the LUME Foundations Course

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.

2019 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:

North County St. Peter’s Cohort: July 20, August 17, September 14, and October 5


Frequently Asked Questions

+ How do I register?

Complete the online registration above, or print a registration form and return it to: Genetta Robinson at LUME Institute fax (314-269-5988) or email Submit registration forms by July 8, 2019.

+ What are the dates, times and location?

All sessions will be from 8:30am - 3:30pm on the dates listed below .

North County St. Peter's Cohort: July 20, August 17, September 14, and October 5.

+ What if I can’t make it to all of the classes?

We ask all participants to commit to attending all scheduled classes and reflective meetings. If you are interested, but cannot attend these dates, please let us know to discuss other opportunities to attend in the future.

+ Will meals be provided?

Yes. Lunch will be provided during day long Saturday sessions.

+ Will there be child care?

Not at this time. Please contact us if this prevents you from taking the course.

+ Is there additional homework expected?

While no homework is assigned, we provide a great list of books, websites, and resources that previous students have found helpful to explore.

+ Additional Information about the LUME Foundations Course

We are a learning organization and use various types of information to understand the impact of and to improve our programs. We will ask you to complete some surveys, quizzes, and data requests as needed to evaluate and improve our work for children.

Our practice-based research includes participant use of a checklist/tool to evaluate children’s emotional strengths and/or sharing of existing data on children's social-emotional development - data are collected only with parental consent. Consent form and checklist/tool (when applicable) will be provided, explained, and supported.

+ What if I have other questions?

Give us a call. Genetta Robinson can be reached at 314-469-9805.