Early Childhood Education Symposium

As a regional leader in early childhood education, The Summit Country Day School hosts a free community-wide symposium annually featuring national, regional and local experts in childhood learning, health and wellness. Gathering these thought leaders under one roof on the same day allows parents of children from birth to age 10 to quickly learn more about important and timely topics. Each year, a keynote address is followed by breakout sessions.

2017 Keynote Address

This year, the 10th annual symposium will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28. Nationally known author and psychologist Michele Borba, Ph.D. returns to The Summit to deliver the keynote address. Dr. Borba has spoken to more than a million workshop participants around the world and authored 24 parenting books. She is an NBC contributor and has appeared 135 times on the Today Show. She’s also been featured on Dateline, Anderson Cooper, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, The View, NBC Nightly News,The Early Show, CNN and others.

She is an in demand motivational speaker and former classroom teacher. At The Summit, she will present “Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All About Me World.” Her latest book, UnSelfie, explores research that shows why developing empathy is key predictor to help kids succeed in our global, digital-driven world.

The keynote speech for 2016, 2017 and 2018 has been sponsored by Drs. Renee and Michael Kreeger. As one of a few schools in Greater Cincinnati which offer an academic program for children as young as 18 months old, The Summit is committed to quality early childhood education and the notion that "Parenting Matters" in that education. CEUs are available for teachers.