Parents' Corner

Tips for Keeping Your Kids Healthy During Flu Season

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jan 22, 2014 @ 10:23 AM

Tis the season for colds and flu. Lorain County childcare facilities take particular care to keep the spread of colds and flu to a minimum, but it can be an uphill battle. The very nature of cold and flu viruses combined with the close confines of daycare centers and the way children interact and play create a triple threat that aids the spread of cold and flu viruses. By knowing the facts about colds and flu, parents can augment the precautions taken at toddler care and preschool programs to help keep their families healthy this winter.

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Topics: Safety Tips, Child Nutrition, Child Benefits, Child Care, Health Tips

Childhood Obesity will Equal Future Problems

Posted by David Smith on Sat, Jan 11, 2014 @ 09:47 AM
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Topics: Safety Tips, Child Behavior, Child Nutrition, Child Care

Healthier Meals and Snacks at Horizon for Your Child/Toddler

Posted by David Smith on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

With the beginning of the New Year, the menu served at Horizon will become healthier. Your children and students will be enjoying new and more natural foods.
Horizon is participating in the First Ladies anti-childhood obesity program called, “Let’s Move!”

Here are some of the guidelines:

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Topics: Child Nutrition, Horizon Education Center, Child Care, Toddler Care, Health Tips

When to Say "No" to a Nap to your Toddler

Posted by David Smith on Tue, Dec 10, 2013 @ 11:18 AM

With our busy lives juggling work and family, it’s hard to believe there are actually people out there who sometimes dislike a nice, long afternoon nap. We’re talking about your preschooler, of course.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Child Nutrition, Toddler Care

Toddler Tidbits: Introducing New Foods

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Nov 18, 2013 @ 09:45 AM

A commercial for a nutrition shake depicts a familiar scenario: a preschooler who refuses to eat what’s on his plate. His mother turns to the processed drink … the child likes it … problem solved!

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Topics: Skill Building, Child Nutrition, Learning, Toddler Care

CDC Warning: Children Are Mistaking Detergent Pods for Candy

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 @ 10:19 AM

We love their convenience, but those colorful, pre-measured detergent pods we toss in the washing machine pose a potential danger to our children. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a nationwide warning urging parents to keep laundry detergent pods out of the reach of children. Toddlers and preschoolers may mistake the colorful packets for candy.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Skill Building, Child Nutrition, Child Care

Helping Your Child Cope with Spring Allergies

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

Some people have adult onset of allergy symptoms while others start to suffer with allergies at a young age. In “Spring Time Seasonal Allergies and Children,” Vincent Iannelli, M.D. writes about some common symptoms that indicate a child is suffering from allergies, including:

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Topics: Safety Tips, Child Nutrition, Child Care

Children Can Learn Math and Science Through Cooking

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 @ 08:09 AM

Horizon Education Centers, we do our best to assist with your children's academic success. And in schools, today's teachers are finding more innovative and creative ways to teach but sometimes they still have to rely on textbooks and worksheets. If your child needs a more hands-on approach to learning, there are a lot of things you can do at home to help.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Nutrition, Child Benefits, Learning, Child Care

Model Good Portion Control for Your Child

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 @ 08:04 AM

If you were to say that portion sizes in U.S. restaurants are too big and that people are getting accustomed to eating more and more, you would probably get a lot of people to agree with you. But if you ask adults what is a healthy portion size for a child in preschool, they might not be able to answer. And the lack of knowledge about how much an adult should eat carries over to children: parents are not sure how much their children need to eat either.

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Topics: Child Nutrition, Horizon Education Center, Child Care

Horizon Education Center Healthy Tips #2

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 @ 09:30 AM

From a very early age, most children are exposed to one TV commercial after another that promotes sugary cereal, processed snack foods and chemical-filled sodas. How do you compete with that?

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Topics: Child Nutrition, Horizon Education Center, Child Care

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