95_How Healthcare Systems, Physicians, and Parents Can Support Early Childhood Brain Development with Dr. Stephanie Montgomery

Hosted by Quint Studer with special guest Dr. Stephanie Montgomery

On this episode of the Healthcare Plus Podcast, Quint Studer hosts Dr. Stephanie Montgomery, Partner, Build a Brain, Build a Life, Build a Community, an organization committed to equipping every parent with the knowledge and tools needed to maximize their child’s brain capacity from day one. Stephanie’s career began in the classroom, where she developed a zeal for improving educational outcomes and a passion for literacy and learning. She’s now turned her interest toward early brain development and is leveraging her experience to inform, equip, and support parents and caregivers across the U.S.

Their discussion emphasizes the importance of collaborative efforts between healthcare systems and pediatricians to integrate brain-building practices into routine care settings. This includes nurse training videos, scripting assistance, coaching sessions, and partnership calls to inform healthcare providers about effective brain development strategies for young children. The end goal? To ensure consistent support for parents to nurture their child’s cognitive growth and create lasting positive outcomes for families and communities.

To learn more, interested parties can visit BuildABrainNow.com or contact Stephanie Montgomery directly via email.

Additional Resources:
– Video on Childhood Brain Development (5 minutes)
– Website: BuildABrainNow.com
– TMW Newborn Implementation Trial

About Stephanie Montgomery, Ed.D.
Stephanie is a native Georgian with over 24 years of experience in education and community partnerships. Stephanie has served Northwest Georgia as a School Improvement Specialist in literacy and academic achievement. She has worked as an ELA Specialist and liaison to help strengthen relationships between state and local school systems. Through this work, she has developed a unique lens for identifying issues related to readiness skills and achievement gaps. She is skilled at working with teams to bridge the gap between knowledge and research, helping put policy into practice. Stephanie has also served as a classroom teacher, district-level curriculum coordinator, and grant writer.

Stephanie serves students and families in her community through various non-profit organizations. She works with the Get Georgia Reading campaign, Ferst Readers, and library task force committees to bolster access to literacy resources. As a Commission on Children and Youth Executive Board member, she assists in strategic planning and developing educational programming. Committed to sharing her passion for literacy and learning, Stephanie continues to tutor students with academic challenges and learning disabilities in her spare time.