Lumin Education was founded in 1978 with the belief that all children can succeed in school and life when we start young and involve parents. From its humble beginnings of educating a single class of eight children in donated space, Lumin now serves hundreds of children and families annually through parent education and daily classroom programs. Based in Dallas, Texas, Lumin Education remains committed to lifting up communities through Montessori education, both at home and at school.
Lumin Education has been recognized for our role as a catalyst for an unprecedented increase in public preschool and public Montessori:
We were the first in Dallas to open a Montessori school available to all children regardless of income or ability,
The first to open a Pregnancy to Age 3 home visiting program, and
The first to open a Montessori Early Head Start program.
As a leader in early childhood education, dual generation education programs, and Montessori education, Lumin is committed to strengthening and embracing its role as a leader in the field and increasing its outreach to meet the changing needs of the communities it serves. Lumin offers wraparound services defined by public funding sources (such as Early Head Start), a strong parent education program rooted in the research-based Parents as Teachers curriculum, and insightful Montessori classroom and home visiting initiatives that develop a child’s academic and social skills from the earliest ages. Lumin's approach has been confirmed through a research partnership with Southern Methodist University and has received numerous awards and accolades over the past 45 years.