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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

Your Invited to Join Our NEW Friends of Horizon Referral Program

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Feb 02, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

We’d like to thank you for being such a loyal customer by inviting you to join our new Friends of Horizon Referral Program. The more people that you refer to Horizon, the more rewards you will earn – which can include $100 tuition credits in 2015, $50 Visa gift cards and more. You’ll also earn the recognition that you deserve, have the opportunity to offer us input, and help your friends and family members find the Horizon services they need.

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, Child Care

Cleveland Focuses on Expanding Preschool

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Preschool offers many educational opportunities for children, and it's been proven to be a valuable experience for those who are able to attend. The Cleveland Metropolitan School District recently announced the addition of more preschool seats in the district, which is excellent news for the families in the area.

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Topics: Skill Building, Child Care, Preschool

Keep Your Child Focused at Day Care with Fast & Fun Breakfast Ideas

Posted by David Smith on Thu, Nov 13, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Nutritionists say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A nutritious breakfast raises blood sugar, giving your child the energy he needs to stay focused at day care or school.

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Topics: Child Nutrition, Child Care

Child to Caregiver Ratios - What's the Best Number?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 05, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

It has long been a bone of contention with teachers in the public sector that child to caregiver ratios are far too high for effective teaching. In addition to the extra paperwork that a teacher or tutor must prepare, each pupil does not really get enough one-on-one "face time" when the ratio hovers around the 30:1 mark as it does in most public primary and secondary schools in the U.S.

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Topics: Learning, Child Care

No Toddler Fight Clubs Here at Horizon Education Center!

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

According to one news article, an Ohio daycare center is coming under fire because of an incident involving two fighting toddlers. The fight was captured on video by the adults who were supposed to be in charge of them, and according to footage from the camera in the classroom, no effort was made to stop the confrontation.

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Topics: Safety Tips, Child Care, Toddler Care

Bee Sting 101 and First Aid Tips

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 @ 08:30 AM


Do you know what to do if you or a family member suffers a bee sting? With reactions that can vary from minor redness and swelling to major allergic reactions, a little knowledge can go a long way…

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Topics: Child Care

Child Care Tips: What to Look for in the Perfect Babysitter

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Selecting a babysitter to care for your children can be daunting. Follow these tips to find a babysitter both you and your children will love:

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Topics: Child Care

Summer Sun Care Tips for your Child

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

While your child squirms and fidgets, you slather him with sunscreen before going outdoors. The struggle is worthwhile. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one nasty sunburn in childhood doubles your risk of developing serious skin cancer later in life. Unfortunately, your sunscreen may not be providing as much protection as you think and may not be safe for your child.

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Topics: Skill Building, Child Care, Summer Camp

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

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