Parents' Corner

Why Are Summer Reading Programs So Important?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 15, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

If your child can participate in a summer reading program, here are four reasons why joining one is a great idea.

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Topics: Learning, Summer Camp

Teaching Children Computer Skills Will Give Them Future Success

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Apr 06, 2022 @ 03:51 PM

COVID-19 has changed how children are being educated in the United States in many ways—with technology and remote learning at the center. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the pandemic truly highlighted the need for equal access to technology for student success. Besides the idea of access, students who felt comfortable with computer use had one less barrier to overcome to continue to learn and complete their assignments away from school. 

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Topics: Learning

Horizon To Open New Center On Cleveland’s Westside

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Mar 30, 2022 @ 06:00 AM

Horizon Education Centers is proud to announce the opening of its 13th childcare center in the fall of 2022. 

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, Learning

Lorain Community Center Awarded 5-Star Rating

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Feb 14, 2022 @ 02:26 PM

Horizon Education Centers is proud to announce that the Lorain Community Center received a 5-Star quality rating from the State of Ohio's "Step Up To Quality" Child Care Rating System, the highest rating a center can receive. 

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, Learning

Children Need Guidance in Using Technology

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jan 20, 2021 @ 06:45 PM

Whether your child is learning from home or at school, sifting through the vast amount of technology available to assist them can be overwhelming. Here, we’ll take a look at some common educational apps and technologies that schools employ and how you can help your child use them.

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Topics: Learning

Fun and Fast Homework Tips for Your Child

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 25, 2020 @ 06:30 PM

Do your kids groan and complain when you remind them it’s time to do their homework? If you’re tired of their grumblings, you’re not alone—and finding the right solution can feel even more difficult this school year during COVID when your children’s friends may not be holding in-person study groups like they once did.

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Topics: Learning

The Importance of Play in Your Toddler’s Development

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 30, 2020 @ 07:15 PM

When your child is at child care, it may look like he’s just playing; but he’s actually hard at work. Toddlers learn by playing. Play helps your toddler develop the muscle control, balance and coordination necessary to master gross motor skills like running and pedaling a tricycle. Play also helps your toddler hone the fine motor skills he needs to feed and dress himself. Each new skill your toddler masters prepares him to take the next step in his physical development.

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Topics: Learning, Child Care, Toddler Care

8 Fun Ways to Pass the Time at Home with Your Children

Posted by David Smith on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 @ 08:30 PM

The coronavirus has closed schools and many businesses across Ohio, and with the stay-at-home order from the Ohio Department of Health, you might find yourself and your children feeling even more cooped up than before. Since you can’t go out, what can you do? Here are a few simple and fun — and educational — ways to pass the time at home with your children.

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Topics: Learning

Resources for Learning at Home

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Mar 23, 2020 @ 01:45 PM

With children unable to go to school right now, we’ve put together a list of resources families can use to keep their students and young children engaged in educational activities.

Here are some links and ideas for families organized by type of activity:

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Topics: Learning

6 Tips to Help Your Child with Homework

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

“Children need to know that their family members think homework is important. If they know their families care, children have a good reason to complete assignments and to turn them in on time. You can do many things to show that your child that you value education and homework.” —U.S. Department of Education

How exactly do you convey to your child that homework is important? Here are six tips to help your child with homework.

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Topics: Learning, Afterschool

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