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Parents' Corner

5 Top Safety Tips: Returning to School During COVID-19

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Oct 14, 2020 @ 06:30 PM

“As schools reopen, they must balance the educational, social and emotional needs of their students along with the health and safety of students and staff in the midst of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.” (Mayo Clinic)

Schools are reopening in a variety of ways, ranging from 100% distance learning to 100% in-person schooling with safety precautions or a hybrid solution that lies somewhere in the middle.

If your child will be with other students and teachers, then these five tips can help.

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Topics: Child Care

The Importance of Play in Your Toddler’s Development

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 30, 2020 @ 07:15 PM

When your child is at child care, it may look like he’s just playing; but he’s actually hard at work. Toddlers learn by playing. Play helps your toddler develop the muscle control, balance and coordination necessary to master gross motor skills like running and pedaling a tricycle. Play also helps your toddler hone the fine motor skills he needs to feed and dress himself. Each new skill your toddler masters prepares him to take the next step in his physical development.

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Topics: Learning, Child Care, Toddler Care

How to Get Your Children to Eat Healthy During Quarantine

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jul 22, 2020 @ 06:30 PM

It’s hard enough to provide your child with nutritious meals under normal circumstances, but throw in the changes associated with a pandemic and quarantine, and it can seem downright impossible.

Whether you’ve got a picky eater or two in your home, find yourself getting groceries less often or finding your options are limited, there are things you can do to promote healthy eating during the quarantine. Let’s take a look.

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Topics: Child Care

Returning to Child Care and Your Child's Safety

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 08, 2020 @ 06:30 PM

Since the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year, child care centers across the country were closed to stop the spread of the disease. Everyone has been strongly encouraged to practice social distancing, and face masks became the new normal. As centers begin to reopen, the top question on every parent’s mind is: Are the centers safe for kids?

The answer is yes.

Read about the ways child care centers — especially Horizon — are making it safe for children to be in the classroom again. Or watch the video on Horizon's reopening procedures below.

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Topics: Child Care

Parent COVID-19 Q&A: Addressing Concerns for Reopening

Posted by David Smith on Thu, May 07, 2020 @ 02:15 PM

Horizon Education Centers sent out a survey recently to its families to better understand their concerns regarding COVID-19. Part of the survey included a section for questions families have about when the centers reopen. We have put these questions together to help our families make this process easier. The questions and answers are below.

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

Simple Ways to Keep Your Child Learning at Home

Posted by David Smith on Wed, May 06, 2020 @ 06:30 PM

With schools closed — and child care centers, as well — the traditional ways that most children learn aren’t available right now. Older children may be participating in online learning through their school system; young children, though, may not. Fortunately, there are plenty of learning resources to use and fun activities to enjoy to keep your kids engaged and learning.

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Topics: Child Care

Horizon’s Triskett Station Staff Goes Above and Beyond

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Apr 29, 2020 @ 08:30 PM

The staff at the Triskett Station center recently received kudos from a parent for helping his daughter transition from one parent to the other.

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Topics: Child Care

Horizon Expands its Locations to Other Northern Ohio Cities

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Apr 22, 2020 @ 08:30 PM

Horizon now has locations in Berea and Lakewood after it officially acquired two new facilities from Family Life Child Care Centers on April 1.

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4 Simple Ways to Deal with Bug Bites

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Aug 02, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Ah, summer. The time of year when adults and kids alike spend long hours outdoors enjoying picnics, parties and play. Unfortunately, summertime means that bugs are enjoying long hours outdoors, too. The good news is you can prevent mosquitoes, ticks and flies from interfering with your family’s enjoyment of the season. Here are four ways to deal with bug bites.

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Topics: Safety Tips, Child Care

Afterschool Child Care Programs Boost Learning

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 08, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

“The most important advantage of a good after school program is that it widens your child’s area of interests. He or she is introduced to new things, sometimes interesting, sometimes challenging. Mastering a new art form or a new skill increases the child’s self-esteem. It also allows you to introduce your child to new career options. A child attending a music class may decide that she likes it so much that she wants to make a career out of it in the long run.” (Child Development Institute)

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Topics: Child Care

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