IMG_7774Horizon Education Centers is happy to announce that the Triskett Station Center is a 5-Star Step Up to Quality rated center.

Triskett Station is Horizon's newest center, and we’re so proud that Center Director Alicia Gresko and her team, including Division Executive for Cuyahoga County Julie Piazza-King achieved this rating in less than two years.

Step Up To Quality is a five-star quality rating and improvement system administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. It recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed licensing health and safety regulations.

IMG_7765We take pride in providing learning and development programs that exceed levels of quality required by Ohio child licensing, with six of our 11 of our centers awarded the 5-Star Step Up to Quality Rating: Berea, Cascade - Elyria, East Lorain, Lakewood, Southside Lorain, and now Triskett Station.

Ms. Gresko has 20 years of experience in early childhood education, 14 years as a preschool teacher and six years as the preschool supervisor at the Family Life Child Care Center. She believes early childhood education is the foundation for every child and she enjoys watching children develop and grow both academically and socially/emotionally. Alicia has a bachelor's degree in education with a major in Spanish from Bowling Green State University.

It’s an achievement that’s been more than 10 years in the making. It started with strategic planning for the building back in 2008. That’s when Horizon’s leadership team first examined the possibilities of expanding the program into the city of Cleveland.

IMG_7724Thanks to the persistence of Steve Lorenz of the Kamm's Corners Development Corporation, Horizon was introduced to the RTA for a possible center location at the Triskett Rapid Transit Station. Building development began in the spring of 2018 and the center opened in June 2019.

The Triskett Station Center offers enrichment programs for children 18 months to 12 years of age. Our programs focus on language and literacy, social, emotional, and physical development. Horizon guides children with state standards, assessments, and individual learning plans, and we focus on kindergarten readiness and school-age enrichment.

Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement!