2020-2022 Core Award - $289,000.00
At LUME Institute, we believe the power to change society lies in changing the way young children are taught. The professional development services provided through our LUME Approach Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) model, helps educators and caregivers gain a deeper understanding that children's emotional development is the foundation for lifelong health, growth, and learning. We use a reflective learning process to guide educators towards greater self-awareness and self-reflection, enhancing their knowledge of how the emotional development of others, temperaments, family history, and the environment impact a child's development. Our ECMHC model was accepted into the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University Frontiers of Innovation Portfolio and has proven effective at fostering measurable change in educators' knowledge, attitudes, and behavior with concurrent statistically significant improvement in mental health outcomes for the children in their care.