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Child Care Center
Horizon Education Centers has provided high quality care and education for over 40 years.  Whether you're looking for child care, preschool programs, before - or after-school programs, or summer camp, Horizon offers these enrichment programs for children 18 months to 12 years of age.  Our programs focus on language and literacy, social,  emotional, and physical and development. Horizon guides children with state standards, assessments and individual learning plans, and we focus on kindergarten readiness and school age enrichment.  Each of our centers is highly rated by the State of Ohio Step Up to Quality Rating.

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233 Bond Street
Elyria, OH 44035
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Programs offered

Child Care

Child Care 18 mo – 5 yrs

The Adventure Club

The Adventure Club Before & After School

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

21st Century Community

21st Century CommunityLearning center

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Book Mobile

Book Mobile

Field Trips

Field Trips

USDA Summer Feeding Site

USDA Summer
Feeding Site

Amanda Swanson

Center Director, Cascade

EDUCATION Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Cleveland State University and Master’s Degree in Education from Ashford University

ABOUT Ms. Amanda started her career in customer before realizing that her real passion was in education. In 2016, she became a substitute teacher for a few different school districts while pursuing her master's degree. In 2017, she found herself in a permanent substitute position at Lorain High School in the culinary program and then transitioned to Horizon after the summer. Amanda hopes to continue with her passion for education and create a home where she can share her enthusiasm for learning with the children, parents and staff.

Cascade’s teachers & faculty

Gloria Chavalla Lead Art/Kindergarten Teacher since 2015

EDUCATION Associate Degree in Child Psychology from Lorain Community College

ABOUT As Ms. Gloria was contemplating a career, she found herself taking a career assessment test to direct her in the appropriate direction. The career assessment test revealed she would do well working with children. She started working at Eastern Heights Middle School, which is an affiliated afterschool program of Horizon Education Centers. Gloria feels that she is making a difference in the children’s lives and encourages them to learn with everyday activities.

Renee Holbert Lead Teacher since 2013

EDUCATION CDA from Walden University

ABOUT Ms. Renee's daughter inspired her to get into the teaching field. She enjoys teaching children at Horizon because she is a nurturer at heart.

Kayla Moore Lead Preschool since 2015

EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, a 4-5th grade reading endorsement and teaching license from Lorain County Community College & Ashland University

ABOUT Ms. Kayla's inspiration to work with children came from taking care of her younger brother. She enjoyed teaching him and molding him into the young man he is today. She loves watching her children in her classroom grow and develop into the next phases of their lives.

Jennifer Taylor Lead Toddler Teacher


ABOUT Ms. Jennifer started her career as a nurse aid for the elderly, but switched when she realized her passion was in child care. She has been with Horizon since 2015.

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