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A Month Long Focus On Our Kids...


Summit Kids Month is an initiative to bring awareness to the importance of early childhood education, screening, and health and wellness. The recognition of this month came from First Things First, an early childhood initiative that umbrellas over 47 early childhood organizations. Over the last five years, the First Things First (FTF) initiative has identified many important issues facing the children of Summit County.

Each week during Summit Kids Month, we will highlight important issues facing the youth of Summit County. All the events are listed below.

Working together and participating in Summit Kids Month, we can create a brighter future for our children and our community. Thank you for adding to the success of Summit Kids Month.


Click Here to View the Calendar of Children Events
throughout Summit County

Week 1: Kindergarten Readiness

Week 2: Health and Wellness

  • August 8th - 15th
    • Breastfeeding Baby Shower:
      August 9th from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Patterson Park
      (Go to the Calendar for more details)

Week 3: 4th Annual Summit for Kids

  • August 16th - 22nd

Week 4: Infant Mortality

  • August 23rd - 31st


City of Akron

City of Barberton

Bath Township

Village of Boston Heights

Village of Clinton

Copley Township

Coventry Township

City of Cuyahoga Falls

City of Fairlawn

City of Green 

City of Hudson

Village of Lakemore

City of Macedonia

Village of Mogadore

City of Munroe Falls

City of New Franklin

Northfield Center Township 

Village of Northfield 

City of Norton

Village of Peninsula

Village of Reminderville

Richfield Township

Village of Richfield

Sagamore Hills Township

Village of Silver Lake

Springfield Township

City of Stow

City of Tallmadge

City of Twinsburg


Summit County Council

County of Summit Executive's Office


91.3 The Summit

Akron Aeros

Akron Children's Hospital

Akron General Medical Center

Akron-Summit County Public Libraries

Angel Falls Coffee Company

Akron Zoo

Barberton Public Library

Cuyahoga Falls Library

  • Family Storytime on August 6th at 6:30 p.m.

Downtown Akron Partnership

Goodwill Industries of Akron

  • 20% Off Coupons available at the Summit for Kids Event

Hattie Larlham Cafe & Gifts

Montrose Ford

Quality Scrub (1668 S. Hawkins off of 77 in Akron)

Ohio and Erie Canal Coalition

Pastoral Counseling Service

The Peanut Shop

Play It Again Sports (661 Howe Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls)

  • Kindergarten Readiness Week: $10 Staples Gift Card for School Supplies (1st 100 Families to visit Play It Again on Howe Road)
  • Health & Wellness Week: Kids choice of a FREE Basketball, Football, Soccer Ball or $10 Off your purchase (while supplies last, child must be present)


Sprint (Chapel Hill-1898 Buchholzer Blvd in Akron)

Square Records

Street Treats Grill

Summa Health System

Summit County Fairgrounds

Tito's Mexican Grill (Fairlawn and Coventry Township)

Village Discount (Waterloo in Akron)

Akron Area YMCA


County of Summit Executive Russ Pry's Department of Job & Family Services

Summit Education Initiative


Child Guidance & Famiy Solutions

ADM Board

Akron Children's Hospital

Child Care Connection

Greenleaf Family Center

Summit County Public Health

County of Summit DD Board

Summit County Educational Service Center


Children and Family Educational Apps

Early Childhood Booklet

Immunization Information

K Ready Parent Sheets

Preschool Resources & Tools

Summit County First Things First (Infant Mortality):

Summit County Public Health: