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How to Prepare Your Child for a Move

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Apr 07, 2021 @ 06:45 PM

Moving can be stressful for everyone involved, but for kids, it can be even more stressful. Here’s how you can help prepare your child for a move and make the process as smooth as possible.

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Topics: Child Behavior

Hyperactivity in Children Can Have Numerous Causes

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 31, 2021 @ 06:00 PM

Signs of hyperactivity can range from excessive fidgeting and squirming to a lack of focus and attention on an activity. A hyperactive child can talk too much, run around when it’s not appropriate, climb on furniture, and otherwise be in constant motion.

When children display hyperactive behaviors, it’s not unusual for someone to ask how much sugar they’ve consumed — even though that’s likely not the cause. Yes, scientists believe that sugar consumption can have a mild effect on some children, but it’s not typically the reason for hyperactive behavior.

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Topics: Child Behavior

Fun Activities to increase Your Child’s Math IQ

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 24, 2021 @ 06:00 PM

“Mathematics is the music of reason.” (James Joseph Sylvester)

You want your child to do well in school — and a focus on building math readiness skills can go a long way toward their academic success. As one researcher put it, “school math achievement is a good predictor of whether students in P–12 education stay on track toward two-year or four-year college education.”

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Topics: Skill Building

Screen Time for Toddlers: What to Consider

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 17, 2021 @ 06:45 PM

Pandemic or no, it can be appealing to give your toddler a screen for a little break for both them and you. But you might have heard from your pediatrician or well-meaning family members that you should limit your toddler’s screen time.

Here’s what you should know about screen time for toddlers.

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Topics: Tech Tips

Horizon Awarded NASA Glenn Research Center Grant

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 10, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

We are very proud to announce that Horizon Education Centers was awarded the NASA Glenn Research Center's STEM Engagement - Innovated Student Program Grant.

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Topics: Horizon Education Center

Infant Care Now at Horizon

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 03, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Leaving your baby in the hands of quality caregivers has been shown to have positive effects on their emotional, social and cognitive development. Horizon is excited to announce that we will offer infant care at our North Olmsted, Elyria Cascade, Berea and Lakewood locations.

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Topics: Infant Care

Horizon Staff Makes Christmas Brighter for North Olmsted Family

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 06:45 PM

The holiday season is a time for giving and helping others, and that’s just what Horizon did this past year. The staff at Horizon’s North Olmsted location brought a little joy to a family who attends the center by purchasing gifts for four children.

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Topics: Horizon Education Center

How to Stay Healthy This Winter

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Feb 17, 2021 @ 06:45 PM

Keeping your family healthy during the winter can seem like a challenge, but this winter especially. So, how can everyone in your household stay healthy in the midst of flu season and a pandemic? Let’s take a look.

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Topics: Health Tips

Indoor Gross Motor Activities for a Winter Day

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Feb 10, 2021 @ 06:45 PM

During the wintertime, preschoolers can feel pretty cooped up. Because there will likely be times when outdoor activity isn’t possible during this season, it’s important to have physical indoor activities to help keep your preschoolers busy. These include ones that capitalize on gross motor skills — those activities that cause your children to use large muscles and whole-body movements.

To help, here is more information about the stages of gross motor skill development and suggestions from three websites about gross motor activities that are appropriate for your preschooler.

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Topics: Activities for Children, Preschool

Three Ways to Make Valentine's Day Special for Kids

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Feb 03, 2021 @ 06:30 PM


On February 14, all around the country and in other places worldwide, people will share gifts of candy, flowers and more with loved ones. According to National Geographic, Valentine’s Day cards have been exchanged since the Middle Ages, which lasted from the 5th to 15th centuries!

In 2021, we may be celebrating Valentine’s Day in different ways than usual. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make the day extra special — and here are three fun ideas to consider.

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Topics: Activities for Children

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