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Water Safety Tips for Children

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 05, 2020 @ 06:30 PM

Swimming is an important part of summer, and now that some pools are beginning to reopen, you and your children might be itching to get back in the water. While swimming is a great form of exercise, it comes with risk. Drowning is the second most common cause of death and injury in children ages 14 and under. Here’s what you need to know to keep your children safe in the water.

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Topics: Summer Camp

Horizon Education Centers’ COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 29, 2020 @ 06:30 PM

Horizon’s new hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can drop off your child from 7 to 9 a.m. and pick them up any time between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

We will be flexible as schedules change. If you need to drop off or pick up your child at a different time, just let your center director know.

These new hours of operation allow for the cleaning and sanitizing of each center.

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Topics: Horizon Education Center

Returning to Child Care and Your Child's Safety

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 08, 2020 @ 06:30 PM

Since the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year, child care centers across the country were closed to stop the spread of the disease. Everyone has been strongly encouraged to practice social distancing, and face masks became the new normal. As centers begin to reopen, the top question on every parent’s mind is: Are the centers safe for kids?

The answer is yes.

Read about the ways child care centers — especially Horizon — are making it safe for children to be in the classroom again. Or watch the video on Horizon's reopening procedures below.

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Topics: Child Care

Horizon Education Centers Gives Back to the Community

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jun 24, 2020 @ 06:30 PM

At Horizon Education Centers, we care about the communities we serve throughout the Greater Cleveland area — and to put that caring into action, we’ve partnered with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to help them hold a weekly mobile food pantry.

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Is My Child Keeping Up in School? 4 Ways to Find Out

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 05, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

You want your child to succeed in school but sometimes worry that he or she is struggling, perhaps even with a learning disability. Your concerns may be unfounded, of course, and to help, we’re sharing four tips to help you find out how well your child is keeping up in school. 

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4 Cheap and Easy Breakfasts for Back-to-School

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

If you’re looking to start the day with healthy breakfasts that are quick, easy and family-friendly, you can find 21 different recipes in just one collated article at We’ll share two of them here, including this fun twist on scrambled eggs, shared by

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Back-to-School Bus Safety: 4 Tips

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

From the moment your child arrives at the bus stop, early in the morning, until he or she is off the school bus and inside the building, there are important safety tips for your school-age child to follow. We’ll provide four of them here. 

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3 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

The importance of having a quality parent-child relationship as your son or daughter grows is hugely significant. You, as the parent, serve as your child’s role model, as he or she watches how you interact with people around you, and often repeats your behaviors. A healthy parent-child relationship is crucial to allow your child to grow and develop optimally. Experts point out that healthy relationships even help regulate brain chemicals and function, “which also has a direct impact on child development.” 

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Adjust to Preschool

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 08:20 AM

When your child starts preschool, it’s normal for both of you to be excited. It’s also normal for each of you to experience symptoms of separation anxiety, perhaps at the same time you’re feeling that excitement. That’s because, when it’s time for your child to start preschool, it can be a big change. Fortunately, though, there are plenty of things you can do to help him or her adjust. 

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Do Preschoolers Still Need Naps?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 01, 2018 @ 08:20 AM

Some preschool programs are starting to eliminate naps. That’s because they want to prepare the children for kindergarten, where daytime naps no longer take place. But, what about when your child isn’t in school? How can you tell if he or she still needs to take a nap? 

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