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The Summit Blog: Parenting Matters

By Julia Almaguer Given my generation’s math education, sometimes I am surprised that I became a math teacher. As a student I figured out methods and patterns, complete...

By Brooke Byam   Sometimes parents ask me advice about whether to put siblings together in a classroom. As a multi-age teacher, I look forward to having siblings in t...

By Jay Cooper   Every year, thousands of parents in and around Cincinnati are faced with choosing a preschool for their child. But what really goes into the selection...

By Renee Mattson   The turn of every new year is a wonderful time to pause and reconnect to what matters most. Our parent coaches at Child in Bloom receive the most p...

On any given morning, students at The Summit Country Day School can be found pushing a wheelbarrow full of toys, crawling through a tube, sitting with a friend in a small rockin...

These days, it seems that every day must have a purpose to celebrate. This week, we are celebrating something that we think could, pardon the pun, pick up STEAM. Nov. 8 is na...

This is the second of two parts on the topic of screen time for children. In last week's blog post, we considered the addictive nature of access to technology. Today's...

This is the first of two parts on the topic of screen time for children. Today, we considered the addictive nature of access to technology. Next week we offer tips for pare...

The Montessori preschool program at The Summit Country Day School features learning materials designed to optimize early childhood learning.

Did you know there is a connection between developing rhythm skills and pre-reading abilities in toddlers? (NAMA Foundation) Did you know that young children who undergo musi...

Giving children an opportunity to show that they can regulate their behavior is essential before doling out consequences.

Michele Borba, Ed.D., an educational psychologist, former classroom teacher, parenting expert and best-selling author, returns to The Summit Country Day School on Satu...

Michelle Sullivan sits on the floor with a group of first graders at The Summit Country Day School’s Lower School. Before them are the empty squares of a 10-frame mat. She...

In a culture of instant gratification and a world where material objects signify status, postponing enjoyment or working through some discomfort can do a lot to cultivate a chil...

Many recent research studies in early childhood development support the premise that early learning and the early learning environment are critical to lifelong success. In Cincinnati, The Summit Country Day School began enrolling 18-month-olds in the fall of 2017-18.

Parents often rush to deliver consequences, but when parents pause before delivering consequences, they have time for decision making that helps them regain a little power in the push and shove of the situation and silences the child as they wonder what might happen next.

Young readers are motivated both intrinsically intrinsically motivated to read by curiosity, involvement in the story or learning new information, and the understanding of the importance of reading. They are extrinsically motivated by recognition for reading, competing with others, and the grades they receive in school.

In her last email before summer break, Summit Country Day Lower School Director Kendra Thornton recommended to her parents that they find fun ways to keep learning fresh with th...

The Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati offers its students a world language experience that gives them a learning advantage as young children and a competitive edge as young adults.

By Elizabeth Drumm Anxiety is something all humans experience at different times throughout life. We all know how unpleasant it feels to be worried about something, and watch...

Music education starts at home, and it starts early. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers can reap a lifelong benefits of being exposed and raised on music.

Noted American psychologist Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D. gave the keynote address at the Early Childhood Education Symposium Nov. 5 at The Summit Country Day School. Dr. Sax shou...

Unstructured play time for preschoolers and young children is an important part of a child's brain growth and overall development. Explore how to incorporate some valuable unstructured play into your child's life.

Lower School teachers at The Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati encourage students to be divergent thinkers to spur creativity. Mistakes are welcomed as they use their curiosity and imagination to seek solutions.