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Parents' Corner

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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Topics: Child Care

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

Importance of Family-Centered Day Care Programs

Posted by David Smith on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

A study conducted by the prestigious Harvard Family Research Project shares the importance of family-centered day care programs. Titled Family Involvement in Early Childhood Programs: How to Choose the Right Program for Your Child,this study is not new – but its findings are crucial and we at Horizon Education Centers fully support family involvement in all of our child care programs, ranging from toddler care to afterschool care for elementary school students. .

We’ll provide a summary of report highlights and then share our family-centric philosophy.

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Topics: Child Care, Family Time

The Benefits of Socialization for Children in Daycare

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 @ 12:03 PM

The social skills we learn as children prepare us for adult life. Socialization techniques learned during early play and daycare experiences– sharing, taking turns, forming friendships, playing well with others, problem solving, etc.—form the foundation for later relationships with family members, friends and co-workers.

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Topics: Child Care, Social Interaction

How to Choose the Best After-School Program

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Countless studies have demonstrated the value of quality after-school programs. In fact, the Afterschool Alliance found that in 2014, parents are seeing the benefits of these programs. Here are key findings:

  • Four out of five parents say after-school programs offer opportunities for physical activities
  • 72 percent say their child has opportunities for reading or writing
  • 69 percent say their child has opportunities for science, technology, engineering and math
  • 79 percent of parents and 88 percent of parents of children in after school care agree that these programs can help with social interaction
  • 73 percent of parents and 83 percent of parents with children in after-school programs agree that these programs can reduce participation in risky behaviors such as crime or drug use, or becoming a teen parent
  • 64 percent of parents and 82 percent of parents with children in these programs believe that this programming can excite children about learning
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Topics: Child Care

How to Find Quality Child Care

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Few decisions are as important as choosing the right child care for your young ones. To make it simpler, we’re sharing key components of quality child care as stated by experts – and then a few red flags.

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Topics: Learning, Child Care



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