Child in bloom is a service that was born out of a need for parent and teacher support in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

It was started by Renee Mattson M.Ed. educator, parent and faculty member at the higher education level.  Renee’s passion for teaching adults so they can support the children in their lives comes from a profound interest in pausing to problem solve so that we meet the needs of all children and in turn help parents and educators gain confidence, capacity and competence.  

Renee’s workshops and coaching sessions for parents and educators are based on practical strategies that can be embedded and followed the very next day.  

Renee supports parents and teachers of children range from toddler to teen and everything in between.   Her focus is one of co-regulated parenting and teaching that pauses and looks ahead to design an environment that supports the best of what a child has to offer their family and classroom.  Her approaches are balanced and based upon teachable moments between adult and child.  Renee has worked with more than 700 families over the last eight years and she has supported preschools to high schools in training and providing professional development workshops and coaching to teachers. 

Renee also works hand in hand with churches and businesses that are striving to provide programs that support parents.  Child in Bloom’s greatest success stories come from one on one coaching practices where parents and teachers get the individualized help they need to sustain success. 

Get to Know Child in Bloom…

  •  Renee Mattson M.Ed. mother of three (Evy 19, Mick 17, and Peter 12)  licensed intervention specialist for children with specific learning and behavior needs, licensed educator for elementary and gifted children,  parent coach and adjunct faculty member at Xavier University and doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati Educational Studies. 
  • Founded with Positive Data Based Teaching principles at the core of the Child in Bloom mission.
  • Teaching parents and teachers in private and group settings.
  • Balanced approaches that encourage self regulation of adult and child and help everyone gain skills on how to manage their emotions, bodies, brains, responses, and behaviors. 
  • Parents and Educators see positive growth in their environmental dynamics.
  • Provide professional development workshops for teachers on differentiation, data based education, special education supports, and behavior management

Get to know Renee Mattson

Renee Mattson continually finds herself drawn to children, parents and teachers in need of support during difficult times.  Renee is a master teacher and coach with 25 years experience in the field of education where she has held the following roles:

  • Licensed intervention specialist for learning and behavior needs within public and private schools around Ohio and Kentucky,
  • Adjunct Faculty member at Xavier University where she instructs, coaches, and supervises students who are participating in field practicums.
  • Master Coach trained through the Family Infant Preschool Program (a research based program used for early intervention in every county in Ohio).
  • Doctoral Scholar at The University of Cincinnati

Renee’s approach to coaching is based on the principle of parents are their child’s first teacher and teachers should connect to children in a way that would make a child feel like they are at home. 

Adults need to assume nothing and teach, model, and practice everything.  She offers parents and teachers a balanced approach that is clear, matter of fact, and encourages self-regulation of the adult and child.

 Parents who hear her presentations walk away saying, “I could listen to Renee all night.” or “Wow! I finally have some tools in my back pocket!”  Renee presents to large and small groups and focuses much of her practice on individual observations and conversations in person or on the phone.