early learning center demandsChild development in the early years is important. Selecting a quality educational program for your toddler is a crucial decision in providing the foundation your child will need to continue to learn and grow.

Ensure your early learning center holds these important qualities:

  • Low teacher to child ratio 
    Less children per caregiver provides adequate supervision and ensures quality, one-on-one attention for your child.
  • Small group size
    Smaller groups of children offer a calmer, safer, more family-like environment.
  • Caregiver quality
    Early childhood education requires training and education in child development – what kind of education, classes, and workshops do your child’s caregivers receive?
  • Low turnover
    Stability is important for young children. Look for an early learning center with a low turnover rate to ensure your child receives the consistency they need.
  • A clean, safe environment
    Learning environments should be clean and organized, providing appropriate toys and materials. Outside play areas should be fenced and age-appropriate. Relevant licensure should be prominently displayed. Caregivers should be knowledgeable of appropriate CPR and first aid procedures. In addition, discipline policies should be clear and well-understood by both you and your child.
  • Family participation
    The best early learning centers work to cultivate a relationship with parents and other caregivers for the benefit of the child. Successful educational programs share information about each child's development, encouraging family participation and suggestions and welcoming unannounced visits.

Contact Horizon Education Centers today to learn more about our superior and affordable early learning centers, conveniently located in Cleveland, Elyria, Lorain, North Olmsted and Ridgeville. Horizon Education Centers offer a safe, warm environment for your child's development.