Parents' Corner

Here Are Five Restaurants in Lorain, Ohio Your Kids Will Love

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Mar 08, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

There are so many restaurants in Lorain, Ohio, it would be hard not to find one you like. But if you’re thinking about taking the kids somewhere to eat in Lorain, you don’t have to worry. There are plenty of restaurants they will love.

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Topics: Child Nutrition, Family Time, Afterschool

Visit The Most Fun Places For Kids in Elyria, Ohio

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 22, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

The City of Elyria has lots to offer young families. There’s the cool, kid-friendly restaurants, great schools, and some fantastic places to play.

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Topics: Child Benefits, Family Time, Parenting Tips, Afterschool

What Are The Best North Olmsted Restaurants That Are Kid-Friendly?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 08, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

So, you’re looking for North Olmsted restaurants.  But this isn’t date night. The kids are coming along. That’s OK. There are plenty of great kid-friendly restaurants to choose from.

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Topics: Child Nutrition, Activities for Children, Family Time

Bringing Winter Indoors for Your Preschooler

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 02, 2022 @ 08:00 AM

Before we talk about indoor preschooler activities, here’s a quick overview of the benefits of playing outdoors during the winter. From building snow people to riding on sleds and making snow angels, outdoor activities in the chilliest months can, according to

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Topics: Child Care, Preschool, Family Time, Parenting Tips

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

Decorating for the Holidays as a Family

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

If your family decorates for the holiday season, your children will most likely want to be part of the process. If so, then here are tips for child-friendly decorating from

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Topics: Travel Tips, Family Time

Adjusting to a New Baby in the House

Posted by David Smith on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

The arrival of a new baby is typically a joyful occasion, but the newborn also causes family routines to change and requires plenty of attention from the parents. These changes can be confusing for your other children and can trigger feelings of jealousy when they temporarily receive less attention than before. What can you do?

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Topics: Family Time

Fun Wintertime Activities for Families

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

After the whirl of holiday activities calms down, children (and sometimes even adults!) can get bored. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun activities for families in Northeast Ohio this winter, with 100 of them listed by Here, we take a deeper look at two of their suggestions. Be sure to check out the list for many more!

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Topics: Skill Building, Family Time

Fight Back Against Cabin Fever! Winter Learning Activities

Posted by David Smith on Tue, Jan 13, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Although children usually love to play in the snow, when the temperatures dip down too low – as they can in Northeast Ohio – indoor play is the better choice. But, when kids stay cooped up too long, they get the dreaded cabin fever. Fortunately, Horizon Education Center has the cure!

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Topics: Activities for Children, Horizon Education Center, Family Time

Getting Your Children to Help Each Other

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Nov 24, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Siblings may sometimes be best friends and at other times detest each other. As a parent, it can be frightening and frustrating to watch your kids rave and rant about each other. Thankfully, you don’t have to witness these squabbles and fights for the rest of your life. We, at Horizon Education Centers, have developed a few family tips to instill camaraderie into your family, so that your kids will be more than willing to help out each other.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Horizon Education Center, Family Time, Social Interaction



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