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Horizon Holiday Resources

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 24, 2021 @ 06:30 PM

Horizon Education Centers is hoping to connect those in need this holiday season with the services they need. We’ve put together a list of resources in Lorain and Cuyahoga County that helps families in many different ways.

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Topics: Horizon Education Center

Helping Your Child Get Organized

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 17, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

As the start of school approaches, parents are looking for ways to help their children succeed — and making it easier for them to get organized can be a big plus. This post will share practical tips from a range of experts.

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Topics: Skill Building

Helping Your Toddler Deal With Their Fears

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 10, 2021 @ 06:00 PM

The emotion of fear in toddlers can play a useful role in helping them to be cautious, especially in situations that are new or different. The presence of fear in toddlers can be a sign that their brains are developing as they should, able to alert them to danger.

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Topics: Toddler Care

Fun Fall Craft Ideas

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 03, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

“Many researchers agree that kids who play outside are smarter, happier, better at paying attention and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors.” (Child Mind Institute)

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Topics: Activities for Children

Tips for Choosing a Child Care Center or a Preschool for Your Child

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 27, 2021 @ 06:30 PM

There are so many child care and preschool options available today that parents can feel overwhelmed when it comes time to make a choice for their child. Location and cost will certainly play a role in a parent’s decision-making process but should not take precedence over the quality of the care and the programming provided.

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Topics: Preschool

Louise Reuter Celebrates 35 Years At Horizon Education Centers

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 06:45 PM

Congratulations to Louise Reuter, the center director at our Cascade location on her 35th anniversary with Horizon!

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Topics: Horizon Education Center

How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

With daylight saving time approaching in early November, we’re considering the importance of sleep for children. While we will be gaining an hour, how much sleep is really needed for children? The answer is that it depends on their age.

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Topics: Child Development

Tips for a Safe Halloween This Year

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

As Halloween approaches, parents will be making holiday plans — and because there are still outbreaks of COVID-19, experts will recommend more safety precautions than usual. The big choice that parents will need to make is whether to participate in trick-or-treating — and this post will contain practical tips for an enjoyable holiday, either way.

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Topics: Activities for Children

Lights On Afterschool 2021

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 29, 2021 @ 07:30 PM

More than 11 million children are unsupervised after school in the United States. Afterschool programs help keep kids safe, allow them to develop skills, and help working families.

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Winning the Bedtime Battle: Why You Child Won’t Go to Sleep

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 @ 06:30 PM

If you’re a parent who struggles to get your child to go to sleep at night, it can help to determine why your child is experiencing insomnia. Because there are multiple reasons why children don’t fall asleep easily, there are also numerous solutions to consider.

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Topics: Child Development

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