Past News 

2016
12.6.2016 Mr. Z on KPLR: Children learn gratitude, empathy by mimicking their parents
11.28.2016 St. Louis Public Radio: Raising the stakes for early childhood education; apprenticeships look to professionalize the field
9.13.2016 Mr. Z on KSDK: Caring relationships lead to early academic success
9.6.2016 Mr. Z on KPLR: How do parents understand the difference between a child’s needs and wants? 
8.11.2016 Partner News: Building ‘a new paradigm in early childhood education'
8.3.2016  Mr. Z on St. Louis Public Radio KWMU: The importance of recognizing mental health disorders during early childhood development                               
8.2.2016 Mr. Z on KPLR: Early childhood and mental health                                                                      
5.3.2016 Mr. Z on STL Moms: How to handle a misbehaving child
5.2.2016 YouthBridge Awards Grant to LUME Institute’s ElevatED Venture
4.28.2016 St. Louis Public Radio: Apprenticeship pilot program to train child care workers in St. Louis
4.6.2016 Equity Factor: Public Housing Jobs Program Is Springboard to “Big Goals”
4.5.2016 Mr. Z on KPLR: Literacy Begins at Birth
3.23.2016 St. Louis Post Dispatch Op-Ed: Training child care workers can help break cycle of poverty
3.21.2016 St. Louis Post Dispatch: Can a St. Louis housing complex help solve a shortage of trained child-care workers?
3.18.2016 The St. Louis American: New program pays people to train as early childhood teachers
3.17.2016  Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship in partnership with SLATE
1.3.2016 St. Louis Post Dispatch Op-Ed: Change the Face of Missouri 

Speaking Engagements

1.26.2015 The Keys to Character in Early Childhood Education hosted by CharacterPlus
4.28.2015 Quality Early Childhood Education: A Solution for our Future Workforce hosted by the Nine Network and American Graduate St. Louis

2015
11.3.2015 Mr. Z on KPLR 11: Mr. Z warns us of increase in preschool expulsion 
10.27.2015 Mr. Z. in The Nation: New Study Questions the Value of Universal Pre-K
10.20.2015 Mr. Z on St. Louis Public Radio KWMU: Expelled in Preschool - where do kids go from there?
10.6.2015 Mr. Z on KPLR 11: How to deal with biting and young children 
9.1.2015 Mr. Z on KPLR 11: How to manage temper tantrums
8.4.2015 Mr. Z on KPLR 11: How to prepare children for the first day of school
7.15.2016 Mr. Z on KPLR: Helping children handle troubling news from around the world
7.7.2015 Mr. Z on KPLR 11: Tips for handling temper tantrums 
4.7.2015 Mr. Z on KPLR 11: Mr. Z talks transitioning into Parenthood
3.4.2015 Mr. Z on KPLR 11: Getting children ready to read as soon as possible 
2.3.2015 Mr. Z on KPLR 11: How to prepare kids for Kindergarten 
1.6.2015 Mr. Z on KPLR 11: Why routines are important for children

2014
11.24.2014 Mr. Z in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: As the grand jury decides, SLU doctor urges parents: don't take kids to protests
11.13.2014 Mr. Z on the Nine Network's Stay Tuned discussing child well-being
11.10.2014 Mr. Z. on KPLR 11: Next generation discipline in early childhood development
10.7.2014 Mr. Z on KPLR 11: Raising kind kids, executive functioning
9.25.2014 Mr. Z. on Nine Network’s Stay Tuned – Early Childhood
8.25.2014 Mr. Z. on KPLR 11: Getting families back to normal after the Ferguson crisis
8.24.2014 Mr. Z. on Fox 2: Talking to kids about the Ferguson crisis
8.21.2014 Mr. Z. on St. Louis Public Radio: How can teachers talk to their students about Ferguson?
8.7.2014 Mr. Z. on KPLR 11: STLMoms: Mr. Z. on selecting the right preschool for your children
7.29.2014 Mr. Z. on KPLR 11: Achieving the balance between work and family
7.1.2014 Mr. Z. on KPLR 11: STLMoms: Summertime fun with Mr. Z.
6.3.2014 Mr. Z. on KPLR 11: STLMoms: Steve Zwolak says, “Let kids be bored in the summer.”
5.6.2014 Mr. Z. on KPLR 11: The messiness of early childhood
4.1.2014 Mr. Z. on KPLR 11: Challenges of early childhood years
3.4.2014 Mr. Z. on KPLR 11: Key social-emotional skills for children
2.4.2014 Mr. Z. on KPLR 11: The wonders of play dough
1.6.2014 Mr. Z. on KPLR 11: Helping children meet the challenges of 2014