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Why Are Summer Reading Programs So Important?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 15, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

If your child can participate in a summer reading program, here are four reasons why joining one is a great idea.

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Topics: Learning, Summer Camp

Skill-Building Math Games for Older Students

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 01, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

If your child needs help with math—and finds it hard to add, subtract or multiply on a piece of paper—movement might be the answer. After all, sitting down for too long can become boring. As another strategy, you can capitalize on what your child already finds fun, slipping in math elements.  

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Topics: Reading, Horizon Education Center, Child Care, 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

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

Why Your Child Needs Sleep

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 02, 2022 @ 05:45 PM

“You need a nap” is most parents’ default response when toddlers get cranky—and not without good reason. After all, we know our young children need their sleep, and the change in their mood and behavior before and after a nap is remarkable enough to demonstrate the benefits of sleep. 

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, Child Care, Preschool, Sleep Tips

Lorain Community Center Awarded 5-Star Rating

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Feb 14, 2022 @ 02:26 PM

Horizon Education Centers is proud to announce that the Lorain Community Center received a 5-Star quality rating from the State of Ohio's "Step Up To Quality" Child Care Rating System, the highest rating a center can receive. 

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, Learning

Self-Esteem Begins to Develop During the Toddler Years

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Feb 09, 2022 @ 06:00 PM

When young children start to get a sense of self-esteem, it helps them to continue to learn and
grow. Experts define this trait as liking yourself and having confidence when trying new
things—and, when a child succeeds and feels a sense of accomplishment, this can build a
healthy sense of self-confidence.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Skill Building

Multi-Purpose Trail Now Open

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jan 26, 2022 @ 06:30 PM
We're blazing new trails in North Olmsted. Horizon Education Centers held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, November 22nd for its North Olmsted Center’s new multi-purpose trail.   
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Topics: Social Interaction

Giving Children the Time They Need

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jan 12, 2022 @ 06:30 PM

“One-on-one time lets kids know they are very important. Your kids know your calendar is jammed, and they also know how you choose to spend your free time. If you carve out regular time with them—just the two of you—that makes a big statement, and tells them they are a priority to you.” (

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Topics: Toddler Care



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