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Stephen P. Zwolak (LUME Institute CEO) provides insights into why early childhood education is key to lifetime learning and success.

Current News


10.02.18 Preparing your child for transitions throughout the day

09.04.18 Celebrating the importance of grandparents in a child’s life

08.09.18 How we can teach children resilience

07.03.18 The importance of family rituals in a child’s development

6.5 Mr. Z on KPLR: Teaching children the value of failing and trying again
5.17 Operation Food Search to Host Summer Meals Kickoff
5.1 Mr. Z on KPLR: How to support your infant's mental health 
4.3 Mr. Z on KPLR: How parents can help young children cope with new baby sibling
3.6 Mr. Z on KPLR: Why nature is important in the development of a child
2.6 Mr. Z on KPLR: Why love is important in a child’s early development
1.17 Mr. Z on St. Louis Public Radio: How and when to help children understand people’s differences effectively
1.2 Mr. Z on KPLR: Teaching your children to understand, appreciate diversity

11.30 People in Business from the St. Louis Post Dispatch
11.7 Mr. Z on KPLR: Teaching children the value of compassion this holiday season
10.26 Growing a Community Through a Teaching Apprenticeship
10.12 People in Business from the St. Louis Post Dispatch
8.15 Mr. Z on St. Louis Public Radio: 3 ways to help your child successfully transition into preschool and kindergarten
6.6 Mr. Z on KPLR: Investing in Early Childhood Education
5.24 Stephen Zwolak and Tamar Jacobson join "St. Louis on the Air" host Don Marsh to talk about early childhood education. Early childhood education experts highlight the importance of emotional development and play
4.4 Amy von der Heydt on KPLR: Studies show therapy dogs help child’s emotional development
2.14 Mr. Z on KPLR: Expert discusses ways to encourage love during early childhood
2.21 St. Louis Post Dispatch Op-Ed: Lack of investment in our youngest residents is a problem
1.3 Ms. Peaches on KPLR: Getting your kids back into a routine after holiday break