March 28, 2024

TED Talk: What Happens Early in Life & Importance of Early Childhood Education

  Stephen Zwolak is the founder and CEO of LUME Institute and Executive Director of University City Children’s Center (UCCC), LUME’s lab school. Zwolak has more than 45 years of experience working in the field of early childhood. He is […]
January 16, 2023

TED Talk: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

  Pediatrician Nadine Burke explains the impact that repeated stress, abuse, and neglect can have on a person’s lifetime health.  This is a Ted Talk that was presented at TEDMED 2014. Original Source
January 16, 2023

TED Talk: People, not programs, change people

  Vanessa Behan Board Member, Janet Mann, presented “People, not programs, change people” at TEDXSpokane on October 9, 2021. Original Source  
July 8, 2021

Vanessa Behan Purchases Adjacent Property to Ensure Lasting Impact

Dear Friends, With hope for the future of kids and families in our region, we’re writing to share some important news with you. The Board of Trustees has agreed to purchase, using a portion of our cash reserves, the lot directly east of our facility on Sprague […]
April 6, 2021

Katrina’s kiddos didn’t have to experience her breaking point

Katrina, a single mom of five-year-old Cooper and nineteen-month-old Claudia, contacted Vanessa Behan explaining that she desperately needed a break and stated she was going to “pull her hair out.” Katrina shared that she could not remember the last time […]