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The Summit Blog: Parenting Matters

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.