Parents' Corner

How To Make School Mornings Easier

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 25, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

From rushing around to bathe and dress, eat breakfast, and ensure that everything needed for school that day is readily available, mornings can feel very hurried. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to involve this much hustle and bustle. There are ways to make your school mornings easier and more stress-free. 

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Topics: Parenting Tips, Back-to-School Tips

Tips for Creating a Homework Space for your Child

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Apr 26, 2023 @ 07:00 AM

At its simplest, a homework space is a quiet area in your home where your child can focus. It’s an organized spot with the materials they’ll need to complete schoolwork. Having one can help your children to be more successful in school and beyond.

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Topics: Child Development, Back-to-School Tips, Afterschool

If You Have a Toddler, School is an Option for Them

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Dec 21, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Although this might, at first, sound too young of an age to start school—and for some children, it will be—some toddlers are ready to take advantage of all the benefits that school can provide.

It’s more about your child’s readiness for the experience than their actual age.

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Topics: Toddler Care, Back-to-School Tips

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

4 Back-to-School Tips to Make the Transition Easier

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Summer break is winding down and it’s getting close to back-to-school time. Some children transition easily from time off in the summer to the school year, while others need more help. In either case, here are four back-to-school tips to prepare your children . The first two tips are relevant for children who are entering preschool through elementary school. The next two are more age-specific.

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Topics: Back-to-School Tips

Getting Your Child Ready for Fall Daycare

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

It’s that time of year. Parents clutching school supply lists are stalking the store aisles searching for good buys on notebook paper and pencils. Many experienced child care centers also provide parents with a list of things their child should keep in his cubby or carry back and forth on a daily basis. If you haven’t received a list, use these tips from Horizon Center toddler care and child care teachers to pack your child’s daycare bag:

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Topics: Skill Building, Child Care, Back-to-School Tips

Helping Your Child Overcome His Fears

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 @ 06:27 AM

It is normal for children to be afraid of new situations, including starting day care or kindergarten (see our previous post). If your child says, “I don’t want to go to school”; it is important to recognize your child’s fears and not tell your child that his fears are “silly” or “stupid.” To your child, they are very real. It can also help your child to know that he is not alone, that many of the other children going to school or day care for the first time have the same fears he does.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Back-to-School Tips



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