Parents' Corner

Try These Social Skills Activities For Preschoolers

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 30, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

When you think about the best social skills activities for preschoolers, you have to look outside of the box. Unlike adults, a mixer or some type of ‘meet and greet’ just won’t cut it. That’s because kids want to do things and interact with those around them. 

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Topics: Child Development, Preschool, Social Interaction

How To Decrease The Risk of Spreading Germs For Preschoolers

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Oct 19, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Decreasing the risk of spreading germs for preschoolers is easier said than done.

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Topics: Learning, Preschool, Health Tips

What Is An Easy Exercise for Preschoolers?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 12, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Some preschoolers have so much energy that it's easy to find ways to get exercise for preschoolers. The idea of coming up with exercises for them doesn’t seem necessary. Others may be less active. In that case, you may want to encourage them to “be active when they play,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), being “physically active throughout the day.” 

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Topics: Activities for Children, Child Benefits, Preschool

Which Child Development Milestones Matter Most?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 07, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Child development milestones are a great way for parents to tell if their child is developing appropriately. Each child is unique—and their rate of development is also one of a kind: socially, cognitively, physically, and more. That said, there are standard developmental benchmarks and, as a parent, it’s natural to wonder how your child is progressing.

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Topics: Preschool, Infant Care

How to Prepare for Preschool

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 17, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Preparing for preschool is different for every child (and parent). For some youngsters, the idea of preschool is exciting, a place they’ve looked forward to attending. For others, going to school may be a bit nerve-wracking—and, for still others, it’s a combination.

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Topics: Preschool

Why Preschool Class Size Matters

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Aug 03, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

People have been using the phrase ‘The more, the merrier' for nearly 500 years—and while this can be true on many occasions, that’s not the case when it comes to the size of a preschool class

As described by, having the optimal child-to-adult ratio is important for three crucial reasons—your child’s health, safety, and development.

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Topics: Preschool

Why Your Child Needs Sleep

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 02, 2022 @ 05:45 PM

“You need a nap” is most parents’ default response when toddlers get cranky—and not without good reason. After all, we know our young children need their sleep, and the change in their mood and behavior before and after a nap is remarkable enough to demonstrate the benefits of sleep. 

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, Child Care, Preschool, Sleep Tips

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

Keeping Your Preschooler Healthy This Winter

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jan 19, 2022 @ 06:30 PM

Putting a focus on your preschooler’s health isn’t something new this winter, but the pandemic has pushed it to the forefront. The good news is that, this far into the COVID era, you may well be doing most if not all of what’s recommended to keep illness away. Here’s more information.

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Topics: Preschool

Tips for Choosing a Child Care Center or a Preschool for Your Child

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 27, 2021 @ 06:30 PM

There are so many child care and preschool options available today that parents can feel overwhelmed when it comes time to make a choice for their child. Location and cost will certainly play a role in a parent’s decision-making process but should not take precedence over the quality of the care and the programming provided.

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Topics: Preschool



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