Parents' Corner

What’s the Difference Between Childcare and Preschool?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Nov 01, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

You may hear the terms “childcare” and “preschool” used interchangeably but these terms come with different contexts—despite the fact that both childcare centers and preschool centers focus on providing care services for children. 

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Topics: Child Care, Preschool

Why Daily Child Care Attendance Is Important

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Apr 12, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Daily child care has the power to help kids of all ages develop their social, emotional, and cognitive skills. Seeing the most growth in these areas requires good attendance.

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Topics: Child Development, Activities for Children, Child Care

Winter Activities for Preschoolers: Hibernation Hijinx

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jan 04, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Young children can enjoy winter activities both inside and out, depending on the weather. If there’s plenty of snow, but the day is fairly calm, then consider building a snowman! In this oldie but goodie video, your preschooler can learn about the science of building with snow in a fun, age-appropriate way. 

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Topics: Activities for Children, Child Care, Preschool

What Is The "Kid's Healthy Eating Plate?"

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Dec 28, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

As a parent, you want your child to eat a healthy diet—and you can find plenty of resources targeted for grownups to read. Kid’s Healthy Eating Plate by Harvard, however, provides an eye-catching graphic that can grab the attention of the targeted audience: the kids themselves. Then, to the left, parents can click on topics to gain more information about healthy eating patterns for the entire family, including adults.

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Topics: Child Development, Child Nutrition, Child Benefits, Child Care

Horizon Celebrates Grand Opening of Shoreway Center

Posted by Dave Smith on Thu, Nov 03, 2022 @ 11:14 AM

Horizon Education Centers is proud to announce the grand opening of its 13th childcare center. The Shoreway Center is now open on Cleveland's westside. 

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Topics: Activities for Children, Horizon Education Center, Child Care

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

Skill-Building Math Games for Older Students

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 01, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

If your child needs help with math—and finds it hard to add, subtract or multiply on a piece of paper—movement might be the answer. After all, sitting down for too long can become boring. As another strategy, you can capitalize on what your child already finds fun, slipping in math elements.  

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Topics: Reading, Horizon Education Center, Child Care, Summer Camp

Why Your Child Needs Sleep

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 02, 2022 @ 05:45 PM

“You need a nap” is most parents’ default response when toddlers get cranky—and not without good reason. After all, we know our young children need their sleep, and the change in their mood and behavior before and after a nap is remarkable enough to demonstrate the benefits of sleep. 

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, Child Care, Preschool, Sleep Tips

Bringing Winter Indoors for Your Preschooler

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 02, 2022 @ 08:00 AM

Before we talk about indoor preschooler activities, here’s a quick overview of the benefits of playing outdoors during the winter. From building snow people to riding on sleds and making snow angels, outdoor activities in the chilliest months can, according to

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Topics: Child Care, Preschool, Family Time, Parenting Tips

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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