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The Importance of a Summer Reading Program

Posted by David Smith on Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Have you ever heard of summer learning loss, also known as the ‘Summer Slide'? Summer reading is extremely important for students and their educational achievement.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, summer reading helps advance children’s language skills. Summer reading is critical for students to retain knowledge and skills learned in the previous school year. Students who don't read are at risk of falling behind their classmates.

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Topics: early learning, summer learning loss

How Preschoolers Learn in 2015

Posted by David Smith on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Life as a preschooler isn’t like it used to be! Educators have discovered much more about how young children learn and technology has greatly expanded the ways in which learning can be fun. Here are highlights on how preschoolers learn nowadays.

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Topics: early childhood education, early learning, preschooler

NE Ohio Takes Top Honors in Child Education, Challenges Still Exist

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

In a recent article on, educators are applauding the efforts of school districts in Northeast Ohio. The students scored very high on Ohio State's report cards. However, the Cleveland and several other surrounding school districts didn't fare so well. In fact, they scored near the bottom of all of the schools in Ohio.

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Topics: early learning, academic standards, education

Create a Kid Spelling Game to Boost Early Literacy

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

English is fraught with spelling pitfalls. Our language contains numerous letter combinations that defy phonetic reason. When a word’s spelling cannot be discovered by sounding it out, we need to teach our children the language tricks that will make them good spellers.

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Topics: child development, early learning, early literacy

Socializing Kids Early Through Summer Day Camps

Posted by David Smith on Thu, Jul 03, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Sharing, taking turns, going first or last – these are all necessary social skills that we strive to teach our children. Learning how to play well with others and consider not only your own needs and wants but those of others are critical life skills that prepare children to live and work in society as adults.

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Topics: early learning, childcare programs, summer camp, day camp

Talking to Your Baby Has Big Pay Offs in Your Child's Development

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Building your child’s early learning skills begins before preschool, possibly even before birth, and the simplest and most effective way to begin is by simply talking to your baby. Evidence suggests talking to your baby is very important, aiding in your child’s development and communication skills. In fact, the more you talk the better.

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Topics: child development, early learning, educational tools

Books and Reading: Their Importance to Early Learning

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Books and reading are essential to child development and early learning. By activating and exercising various areas of the brain, reading to your child at least 20 minutes a day boosts learning development.

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Topics: reading, child development, early learning, developing skills

Horizon's Enrichment Programs Make the Learning Process Fun

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

The enrichment programs at Horizon Education Centers truly live up to their description. They feature an exciting variety of activities to provide your child with opportunities in a well-rounded assortment of subjects. Our creative approach to education helps participants better retain what they learn.

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Topics: early learning, horizon education centers, learning process, early learning center

5 Easy Early Learning Activities for Your Toddler

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Certain educational programs designed for your toddler can be a little complicated. Early learning tools don’t have to be intricate to be effective, however.

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Topics: kindergarten, early learning, developing skills, early learning center, toddlers development

5 Tips to Help Children Retain What They've Learned over the Summer

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Summer is here and your children's thoughts have turned to bike riding, baseball games and other warm weather fun. Left to their own devices, it won't take long before the information and skills they learned during the year start fading into the background. You can help your children retain what they learned by using these suggestions to disguise educational opportunities as entertainment.

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Topics: early learning, developing skills, summer activities, summer learning activities



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