Parents' Corner

Summer Camp Activities That Build Brain Power

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, May 11, 2022 @ 07:00 AM

If you fondly remember summer camp, and that experience included relay races, doing the motions to “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,” learning interesting facts, and making new friends, then you were busy building brain power—although you probably thought you were just having fun.

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Topics: Summer Camp

Activities That Help Young Children Develop Gross Motor Skills

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, May 04, 2022 @ 06:00 AM

Gross motor movements involve the use of large groups of muscles to help children walk, run, jump, skip, kick, and more. As children develop, they should become more adept in movements that rely upon gross motor skills—and VeryWellFamily.com offers a series of general benchmarks by age.

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Topics: Child Development, Toddler Care

Preschool Summer Camp Themes That Are Always a Hit

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Apr 27, 2022 @ 07:00 AM

When preschool camp comes with a theme, this allows the children to learn about a topic or message in multiple ways—and in relatable ways. By varying the theme from year to year, this gives the summer camp a fresh look and feel each year, rather than seeming repetitive—and, no matter what theme is chosen, it should be age-appropriate, positive, and fun. 

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Topics: Skill Building, Summer Camp

Should You Send Your Child to Summer Camp?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Apr 20, 2022 @ 06:45 AM

Summer camp comes with plenty of benefits and, to help you decide whether to send your child this year, look at this list. Would you like your child to enjoy these four benefits?

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Topics: Child Development, Summer Camp

Five Important Milestones for Your Infant

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Apr 13, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

As a parent, you eagerly watch your baby to observe signs of new skills and accomplishments. If you find yourself wondering if your infant is developing at a healthy rate, that’s not unusual. To help, we’ll share five important infant milestones as described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Topics: Infant Care

Teaching Children Computer Skills Will Give Them Future Success

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Apr 06, 2022 @ 03:51 PM

COVID-19 has changed how children are being educated in the United States in many ways—with technology and remote learning at the center. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the pandemic truly highlighted the need for equal access to technology for student success. Besides the idea of access, students who felt comfortable with computer use had one less barrier to overcome to continue to learn and complete their assignments away from school. 

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Topics: Learning

Horizon To Open New Center On Cleveland’s Westside

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Mar 30, 2022 @ 06:00 AM

Horizon Education Centers is proud to announce the opening of its 13th childcare center in the fall of 2022. 

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, Learning

We’re Honoring Our Food Service Workers!

Posted by Dave Smith on Fri, Mar 18, 2022 @ 08:16 AM

In honor of National Child And Adult Care Food Program Week, we’d like to introduce to you the Food Service Specialists at each of our centers. They play a vital role in ensuring our children receive healthy meals each day. All of the food that’s served is both compliant with CACFP guidelines and The Ohio Healthy Program.   

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Topics: Horizon Education Center

How To Sleep Train Your Baby

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 16, 2022 @ 07:05 AM

If you’re longing to get a good night’s sleep again—something that might currently seem impossible with a baby who wakes up frequently in the night—the Cleveland Clinic has some tips on how to sleep train your baby. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Infant Care

Tips for Ditching the Sippy Cup

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 09, 2022 @ 08:30 AM

You may appreciate the convenience of a sippy cup, what parent doesn’t? You don’t want your toddler to have a bottle anymore, but you don’t want leaks and spills all over your home, either.. So, is it important to transition to an open cup? Yes—and here are two key reasons. 

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Topics: Parenting Tips

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