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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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Outdoor Safety Tips for Kids

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 08:20 AM

Summertime can and should be a fun time for your child, with numerous outdoor activities to enjoy. To help keep children safe while they play outside, we’re offering these outdoor safety tips.

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Food Safety for Preschoolers

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 08:20 AM

Because preschoolers’ immune systems are still in development, they are more prone to food poisoning, and it’s also more difficult for young children to recover from food-borne illnesses. Preschoolers are more likely to choke, as well, especially on certain foods. So it’s important that food safety guidelines are carefully followed for their protection. Here is what you should know about food safety for preschoolers.

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Nagy Family First Recipient of Horizon’s Activities Scholarship

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 @ 08:20 AM

As an education professional, Nicole Nagy knows how off-campus activities like field trips can positively impact students. But, as a full time college student earning her doctorate in education, a teacher and a single mother, Nicole wasn’t always able to fund her daughters’ summer camp field trips at Horizon Education Centers.

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