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Welcome Commerce Leadership

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Transcript of Welcome Commerce Leadership

What happens
early in life,
lasts a lifetime.

Investing in high quality early childhood education changes lives.

of the brain is
developed before the age of five
Developing a culture of mental health:
Investing in early childhood education.
Executive Function Skills
Self-control
Mental Flexibility
Working Memory
Sound emotional development is the foundation of executive function skills and leads to academic readiness and future career success.
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STEPHEN P. ZWOLAK, M.Ed.
Visit lumeinstitute.org to learn more
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Chief Executive Officer
szwolak@lumeinstitute.org
314.726.0148
Early childhood educators leave their jobs at a rate of 25 to 40% annually.
LUME'S VISION
All children are prepared for life.
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4 Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Spring 2011.
Zero to Three - National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, https://www.zerotothree.org/early-learning/brain-development.
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Rand Corporation http://www.rand.org/
What makes LUME different?
LUME has a proven track record with 10 years of assessment data from our lab school,
University City Children's Center (founded in 1970).

High Turnover among Early Childhood Educators in the United States. 2012.
Children, families, and educators
need support in order to create strong communities.
Gilliam, W. S. (2005). Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state prekindergarten systems. New Haven, CT: Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy.
Angry Love
Ruthless Compassion
© LUME Institute, 2017
THE PROBLEM
Educators and administrators are experiencing
an increase in behaviors relating to
early trauma (ACEs) in young children.
LUME is improving the trajectory of young children by focusing on factors that will have a measurable impact on their development:
LUME'S MISSION
We transform the way families, educators, and communities inspire young children to learn, grow, and thrive.
LUME's reason for existence:
The power to change society lies in changing the way young children are taught.
Expulsions are
greatest among
preschool-aged
children.

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LUME Institute's Outreach
Educators


LUME Institute delivers courses and workforce development that help teachers understand their own emotional development and build their capacity to understand and support a child’s healthy
emotional development.

Families
Family Matters, a parenting education program, gives families the opportunity
to discuss their individual questions related to child development in an open, encouraging environment.
Community
Through a variety of channels, LUME encourages critical conversations and is a resourceful leader in child development and education initiatives.


Creating systemic change for children, families, and educators.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Adverse Experiences: Indicators on Children and Youth
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The lifelong effects of early childhood adversity and toxic stress.
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© LUME Institute, 2017
© LUME Institute, 2017
Childhood is changing,
but a child's developmental needs are not.

Proprietary curricula creates an emotional foundation for educators, children, and families.
A system of measurements for educators, children, and families to promote the continuous improvement of positive outcomes.
LUME has the research. Now we need PARTNERS.
© LUME Institute, 2017
understand the societal impact of the healthy development of children

want to make a difference by transforming the field of early childhood education

will invest in educators and families to forge a competent future workforce
Measures of Success
Data is from a
research project completed in 2015
with a
cohort of 60 early childhood educators
. Ten assessment instruments measured outcomes: a knowledge test and reflections workbook for each of the four topic areas of the course, an online survey, and the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT).
74%
reduced power struggles
with children
84%
reduced isolation
and expulsion
found ways to foster the emotional development of children
Early experiences and relationships
determine future academic success.

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https://acestoohigh.com/got-your-ace-score/
Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University, http://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/executive-function/.
100%


We are recruiting partners who:
Experiences, relationships, and attachments in the
first five years
can affect:

whether a child
graduates from high school


future earnings

health outcomes

participation in
criminal activity
or
drug or alcohol addiction
More than 61% of children in the U.S. under the age five attend care outside the home for 40 hours or more per week.

Loving and nurturing relationships
A sense of belonging
Appropriate power

TRUST, EMPATHY, COMPASSION,
JOY, and LOVE
Children and educators need:
Technology
Over-scheduling
40 or more hours a week
at school
Changing family structures
21st Century challenges for children:
A direct link to a lab school to observe, learn, gather metrics, and innovate in real time.
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High quality birth-to-five programs for disadvantaged children can deliver a
13%
ROI
- James J. Heckman
Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, a Nobel Memorial Prize winner in economics, and an expert in the economics of human development
VISION
All children are prepared for life.

BELIEF
We believe what happens early in life lasts a lifetime and the power to change society lies in transforming the way young children are taught.

MISSION
We partner with families of diverse backgrounds to nurture the growth and development of their children through inclusive, innovative, high quality care and education.
Volunteers
"UCCC allows children at a very early age to form friendships an share experiences with others from different backgrounds." - Elena, volunteer
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