Child Care Center

Horizon Education Centers has provided high-quality care and educational experiences for children for over 40 years.

Our Elyria-Cascade Center boasts a five-star rating from the State of Ohio's "Step Up To Quality" Program.  In fact, each of our centers is highly rated.

Whether you're looking for child care, preschool, before or after-school programs, or summer camp, Horizon offers enrichment programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. 

Our programs focus on language and literacy, social,  emotional, and physical development. Horizon staff members are guided by state standards, assessments, and individual learning plans. We focus on kindergarten readiness and school-age enrichment. 

Hours:  Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  


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233 Bond Street
Elyria, OH 44035
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Homework Help

Homework Help

Arts, Media, Tech & Science

Arts, Media, Tech & Science

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness

Summer Reading

Summer Reading



Tammy Dull

Business Coordinator since 2015, Cascade

EDUCATION Received her GED

ABOUT Ms. Tammy enjoys working for a family-oriented company and loves to help the students and their families.

Kait Welsandt

Assistant Center Director, Cascade

EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Heidelberg University

ABOUT Ms. Kait started at Horizon in 2016 as an Americorps Member and spent a year helping families and creating different ideas for Family Nights.

Louise Reuter

Center Director, Cascade

EDUCATION Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Cuyahoga Community College

ABOUT Louise has been a Horizon Education Center employee since 1986. She previously taught preschool and school-aged students before becoming a director at Horizon. Louise believes that it doesn't matter where a child lives, as long as they are given love and attention, they will thrive and grow.

Cascade’s teachers & faculty

Renee Holbert Lead Teacher

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.

Sierra Lawson Lead Infant Teacher

EDUCATION Associate degree in arts from Lorain County Community College, pursuing a degree as an intervention specialist at Ashland College 

ABOUT Ms. Sierra has been working with children since I was young. She has always enjoyed spending time with children, especially infants.

Anna Chavalia Lead School Age Teacher

EDUCATION High school diploma, some college courses and  OCCRA training 

ABOUT Ms. Anna has worked at Horizon for five years. She worked with preschoolers before transitioning to teaching school-age children. She loves the impact that she can have on children and their education. 

Mariyah Caraballo Lead Preschool Teacher

EDUCATION Associate degree in early childhood education from Lorain County Community College, pursuing bachelor's degree in education from Grand Canyon University

ABOUT Ms. Mariyah has been the lead preschool teacher at Cascade for almost two years. 

Shannon Riley Lead Toddler Teacher

EDUCATION Associate degree in early childhood education and universal arts from Lorain County Community College

ABOUT Ms. Shannon has always had a love for teaching and knew she wanted to be a teacher at a young age after being inspired by one of her teachers and has followed that dream. She has worked at Horizon for four months; she enjoys watching the children grow and learn new things.

Contact the Cascade Center.

Contact the Cascade Center