Parents' Corner

How Do Infants Develop Socially? (And How Daycare Can Help)

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 20, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

In their first year of life, infants are building plenty of connections with their caregivers, bonding with them as they learn about their world. As explains, when babies are nurtured and loved by trustworthy caregivers throughout this stage of life, they will build a sense of security that allows them to explore the world.

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Topics: Child Development, Infant Care

Fall Activities for Families: 5 Ways to Spend the Season Together

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 13, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

There’s a lot to love about the fall — including all the fun activities the season offers for families! Here are five fall activities for families that let you soak in those perfect weather days and make indoor fun on rainy days.

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Topics: Activities for Children, Family Time

Best Restaurants in Elyria, Ohio for Families

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 06, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

Elyria has plenty of restaurants where families can stop by for a delicious meal with their kids and enjoy conversations with them. Here, we’ll highlight four of your many options— what we consider the best restaurants in Elyria, Ohio for families.

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Topics: Family Time

Afterschool Program Activities with a Positive Impact

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 23, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

When you enroll your child in an afterschool program, you’ll want activities that enhance learning—but you’ll also want your child to have fun with other participants. Fortunately, you don’t have to choose! 

Quality afterschool programs offer afterschool program activities that incorporate both learning and fun into the mix. Here are three examples.

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Topics: Activities for Children, Afterschool

Horizon Helps Restore Area in One Cleveland Neighborhood

Posted by Dave Smith on Mon, Aug 21, 2023 @ 08:25 AM

Located near the westside of Cleveland, Ohio City is a culturally diverse neighborhood home to 9,000 residents and 250+ businesses. Over the past several years, the neighborhood has grown significantly, not just from a population standpoint, but also with the commitment of dedicated businesses. Horizon Education Centers is proud to be one of those businesses.

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Topics: Horizon Education Center

Pay a Visit to Any of These Four Parks in Lorain, Ohio

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 16, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

Lorain, Ohio is home to a number of family-friendly parks. Here are details about four of them: two part of the Lorain County Metro Parks system and two managed by the city of Lorain.

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Topics: Activities for Children, Family Time

What the Best Preschools in Cleveland, Ohio Have in Common

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 09, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

While there is no shortage of preschool programs in the Northeast Ohio area, knowing what to look for can help families to find the best fit for their child. Although each childcare center is unique, the best preschools in Cleveland, Ohio have certain qualities in common. Here are five of them.

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Topics: Preschool

When Is the Right Time To Enroll in Preschool?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 26, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

When your child reaches toddler age, you may start thinking about where to send them to preschool — and it’s also important to consider when is the right time to enroll. Some children, for example, start at the age of three while others wait until they’re four. 

Which is best? Well, there’s no magic number to rely upon, so it’s important to use your child’s development to determine if they have the foundational skills needed to enter preschool — physically, emotionally, and socially — or if, instead, it’s better to give them additional time before enrollment.  

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Topics: Child Development, Preschool

Family-Friendly Restaurants in Berea, Ohio

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 19, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

There’s no shortage of family-friendly activities in Berea, Ohio — including the city’s restaurants. Here are two restaurants in Berea, Ohio where families can stop for a bite to eat with the kids to enjoy good food in a setting the kids will love.

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Topics: Family Time

What Makes a Quality Afterschool Program: Key Factors

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 12, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

Afterschool programs can provide a safe space for elementary-aged school children and help the youth avoid engaging in risky behaviors before their parents arrive home from work. Not every afterschool program is built the same, though, so it’s important for parents to know what to look for in the one they choose for their school-age kids. 

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Topics: Afterschool



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