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this is a story about EDUCATION
Transcript of this is a story about EDUCATION
Return on Investment
This is a story about
little has been done to advance delivery, practice, or understanding of
a crisis in
A Lost Generation of Americans:
Low graduation rates
Childhood is changing but child development is not
"...families simply don't give [children] adequate resources for their development."
Early Childhood Education:
95% of the brain develops by the age of 5.
What happens early in life lasts a lifetime.
Who is having the most impact?
illuminating early childhood
Early childhood teachers:
Have the least amount of formal education
Leave their jobs at a rate of 40-45% annually
Meet minimal qualifications
our greatest opportunity to reach children
With the LUME Approach, children are better prepared for the future. They build
"SOFT" (ESSENTIAL SKILLS)
SOFT SKILLS determine academic success.
Quality early childhood has a
rate of return.
Soft Skills with measurable return in the workforce:
Children learn from
. LUME is developing and investing in
The power to change society lies in changing the way young children are taught.
LUME Institute is elevating early childhood teaching and parenting to transform children’s lives.
If we invest to raise the quality of early childhood what will the impact be?
- James Heckman,
Nobel Laureate in Economics
"When social skills are combined at an early age with cognitive skills, they help create more capable and productive citizens."
- James Heckman
drug and alcohol abuse
participation in crime
high school graduation
employment & earnings
53% of families have two working parents
35% of families headed by single parents
19% of families have two working parents
5% of families headed by single parents
OPPORTUNITY in EDUCATION
The Devereaux Early Childhood Assessment measures
Attachment, Self-Control, and Initiative.
The Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning measures
COGNITIVE SKILLS: Language and Concepts.
1/3 of high school students
The US ranks 27th out of 205 countries for literacy rates
1 in 7 children are either bullies or victims of bullying
The LUME Approach
an opportunity in
2014-2017: A Plan for Building LUME Institute Capacity & Infrastructure
95% of the brain develops by age 5
What happens early in life lasts a lifetime
The power to change society lies in changing the way young children are taught
Impacting a generation every 5 years
Child Care Aware®
T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI Scholarships
Child Care Referrals
Believe in early childhood
Be a part of the solution
LUME Lines of Business:
Family Matters Services
Toddler Time Play Groups
Sleepless in St. Louis
21st Century Discipline
Repurposing and elevating