Parents' Corner

Tips for Choosing a Child Care Center or a Preschool for Your Child

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 27, 2021 @ 06:30 PM

There are so many child care and preschool options available today that parents can feel overwhelmed when it comes time to make a choice for their child. Location and cost will certainly play a role in a parent’s decision-making process but should not take precedence over the quality of the care and the programming provided.

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Topics: Preschool

Louise Reuter Celebrates 35 Years At Horizon Education Centers

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 06:45 PM

Congratulations to Louise Reuter, the center director at our Cascade location on her 35th anniversary with Horizon!

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Topics: Horizon Education Center

How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Oct 13, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

With daylight saving time approaching in early November, we’re considering the importance of sleep for children. While we will be gaining an hour, how much sleep is really needed for children? The answer is that it depends on their age.

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Topics: Child Development

Tips for a Safe Halloween This Year

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Oct 06, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

As Halloween approaches, parents will be making holiday plans — and because there are still outbreaks of COVID-19, experts will recommend more safety precautions than usual. The big choice that parents will need to make is whether to participate in trick-or-treating — and this post will contain practical tips for an enjoyable holiday, either way.

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Topics: Activities for Children

Lights On Afterschool 2021

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 29, 2021 @ 07:30 PM

More than 11 million children are unsupervised after school in the United States. Afterschool programs help keep kids safe, allow them to develop skills, and help working families.

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Winning the Bedtime Battle: Why You Child Won’t Go to Sleep

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 @ 06:30 PM

If you’re a parent who struggles to get your child to go to sleep at night, it can help to determine why your child is experiencing insomnia. Because there are multiple reasons why children don’t fall asleep easily, there are also numerous solutions to consider.

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Topics: Child Development

What Parents Can Do to Reinforce Their Child’s Reading Skills

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 15, 2021 @ 06:30 PM

Children often look forward to summer vacation — and for good reason. They can spend more time participating in enjoyable activities, from playing with friends and siblings to attending summer camp and more.

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Topics: Reading

Horizon Adds Multi-Purpose Trails To Select Centers

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 08, 2021 @ 06:30 PM

Horizon Education Centers is blazing new trails — multi-purpose, outdoor trails, that is.

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Topics: Horizon Education Center

National Grandparents Day: Seven Bonding Activities to Celebrate

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 01, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

Marian McQuade is recognized as the founder of National Grandparents Day. She wanted young people to understand the importance of older adults and their contributions to society. In 1977, congress requested that President Jimmy Carter proclaim the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. President Carter followed through on Aug. 3, 1978, and the day was first celebrated in 1979.

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Topics: Child Development

Horizon Families: Join Us for Family Nights In September!

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Aug 30, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

One of the best ways for you and your child to connect with Horizon Education Centers is by attending Family Night.

Family nights are designed to not only provide you with the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, but it also gives you the chance to see what your child's daily routine will be like, meet your child's friends and more.

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Topics: Child Care, Preschool, Toddler Care

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