Maureen Healy, author of “The Emotionally Healthy Child: Helping Children Calm, Center and Make Smarter Choices,” will be the keynote speaker of the 2019 Early Childhood Education Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 2 at The Summit Country Day School.
Healy is an award-winning author and leader in the field of children’s emotional health. Her blog for Psychology Today reaches millions of people worldwide.
A keynote speaker at symposiums globally, she has appeared on PBS, NBC and Disney’s “The FatherHood Project.” She’s an educator who has helped parents worldwide raise emotionally healthy and happier children.
She has a B.A. and M.B.A. from Clark University in Worcester, Mass. and a Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, Calif. Her 2014 book, "Growing Happy Kids: How to Foster Inner Confidence, Success and Happiness," won the Nautilus and Reader's Favorite Book Awards.
“We are excited to bring Maureen Healy to our campus to deliver the keynote at our 12th year hosting Early Childhood Symposium,” said Kelley Schiess, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management and Community Engagement. “Her razor-sharp focus on how to raise emotionally healthy children matches our own educational practices in promoting the social-emotional wellness of the children in our care.”
In addition to the keynote speech, the symposium will include short workshops featuring regional and local experts in childhood learning, health and wellness. Topics are targeted to parents of children from birth to age 10.
“As always, we will have practical tips that parents can use as soon as they walk out the door,” Mrs. Schiess said. “You don’t have to be a Summit parent to attend this event. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we offer this event as a community service and open it to the entire community.”
As one of a few schools in Greater Cincinnati which offer an academic program for children as young as 18 months, The Summit is committed to quality early childhood education and the notion that "Parenting Matters" in that education. Drs. Renee and Michael Kreeger have supported the symposium by sponsoring the keynote address annually since 2016.
The symposium is free and open to the public. CEUs are available for teachers.
Workshop topics will be announced closer to the event. Check for updates and register at www.summitcds.org/symposium.