Parents' Corner

Here Are 5 Benefits of Eating at the Family Dinner Table

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 14, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

According to The Family Dinner Project, sitting down to eat at the family dinner table provides children with numerous physical, academic, and social-emotional benefits. That’s why the non-profit organization refers to family dinners as “magic.” This magic is created through three elements: food, fun, and conversation. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Horizon Education Center, Child Care, Afterschool

Which Child Development Milestones Matter Most?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 07, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Child development milestones are a great way for parents to tell if their child is developing appropriately. Each child is unique—and their rate of development is also one of a kind: socially, cognitively, physically, and more. That said, there are standard developmental benchmarks and, as a parent, it’s natural to wonder how your child is progressing.

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Topics: Preschool, Infant Care

Here's Your 2022 Back-To-School Guide For Parents (And Kids)

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 24, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

From getting back into a school year schedule to buying school supplies and more, there’s plenty to do to return to fall routines. So, we put together a little back-to-school guide to help. And the best news is that there are only three things to focus on in our guide!

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Horizon Education Center, Back-to-School Tips

How to Prepare for Preschool

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 17, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Preparing for preschool is different for every child (and parent). For some youngsters, the idea of preschool is exciting, a place they’ve looked forward to attending. For others, going to school may be a bit nerve-wracking—and, for still others, it’s a combination.

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Topics: Preschool

Spelling Help: Tips for Teaching Your Child How to Spell

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Aug 10, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Traditionally, many people considered the three core subjects for elementary school-aged children to be reading, writing, and arithmetic—and, while all three are clearly important, to read well, children first need to learn the correct way to spell.

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Topics: Child Development, Learning

Why Preschool Class Size Matters

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Aug 03, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

People have been using the phrase ‘The more, the merrier' for nearly 500 years—and while this can be true on many occasions, that’s not the case when it comes to the size of a preschool class

As described by ChildCare.gov, having the optimal child-to-adult ratio is important for three crucial reasons—your child’s health, safety, and development.

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Topics: Preschool

Programs Expand Beyond Horizon Education Centers’ Walls

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 27, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Horizon Education Centers is proud to offer summer school programs. But not all of our activities happen within the walls of our 13 centers.

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Topics: Summer Camp

What Are the Benefits of Imaginative Play?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 13, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Imaginative play is how your child makes sense of the world around him or her through role-playing. During imaginative play, a child may pretend to visit the moon with a pile of sand on the beach serving as the spaceship or turn a box into a castle and reign over the world from within the confines of the cardboard. Possibilities with this kind of play are literally limited only by the child’s imagination. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Activities for Children

Horizon Programs Earn 5-Star Ratings

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 06, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Horizon's two site-based locations in Lakewood have received 5-Star Step Up to Quality ratings for their before and after school programs at Emerson and Harrison Elementary Schools. These programs are a collaboration with the Lakewood School District. 

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Topics: Afterschool

Horizon Education Centers and AmeriCorps Partnership Spotlight

Posted by Dave Smith on Thu, Jun 23, 2022 @ 02:34 PM

Horizon Education Centers is always looking for new and exciting ways to educate your children. Our partnership with AmeriCorps is one of the ways we do this.  

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Topics: Horizon Education Center

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