Learn more about our health & safety protocols in our February COVID-19 update.

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Horizon’s Response to COVID-19

Thank you for choosing Horizon Education Centers for your child care needs.

Horizon’s priority is always the health and wellness of our students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we continue to follow the CDC guidelines for COVID-19, we have some procedures in place for your child’s safety.

Masks
School-age children over the age of 5 must bring a mask to wear at the center. Horizon does not provide masks. Masks will be worn by staff members at all times.
Soap
Use of soap/water or spray cleaner to clean hard surfaces – table tops, toys, doors, knobs, bathroom, counters, shelves and chairs.
Hand washing
Handwashing will take place upon arrival to the center, after breaks and after returning from activities that take place outside of the center.
Social distance
Increased space between learning areas of the classroom as much as possible – accommodate social distancing requirements.

Safety Procedures

Last updated on February 22, 2021
Temperature Checks

The temperatures of all children will be taken at drop-off and after lunch.

No Outside Items

Children are not permitted to bring anything from home except their learning devices. This includes water bottles and toys.

Removal of Material that Cannot Be Sanitized

We have removed all soft material that cannot be sanitized like stuffed animals, cloth dolls and puppets.

Individual Meals

Horizon no longer allows children to eat meals family-style. Horizon’s food specialist will bring individually-plated meals to the classroom door on a cart. Your child’s teacher will distribute the food to each child.

Social Distancing

Cots for napping will be socially distanced and children will sleep head to toe.

Large group activities like field trips, graduation ceremonies and assemblies have been postponed.

Scheduled Outdoor Play Time

Playground space outdoors will be scheduled by each classroom to maintain social distance between students.

Processes for Existing Families

Last updated on February 22, 2021
Hours of Operation

Horizon Education Centers pandemic hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Drop Off and Pick Up

Parents will drop off/pick up children at the front doors of the centers.

At drop off, your child will be removed from your vehicle by center staff.

Parent Admittance

Parents will not be permitted within the center unless there is an emergency.

If there is an emergency, parents will be required to wear a mask to enter the center.

Preparation

Please call prior to your arrival so that we can have your child ready to go when you arrive. This will limit your time inside the building.

Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated on February 22, 2021
What type of cleaning solution will be used at the centers?

A bleach solution will be used on all hard surfaces and will be allowed to air dry.

What happens if my child becomes sick at school?

If you child becomes sick while at the center, your child will be taken from the classroom to the staff lounge. A staff member will remain with him/her until a parent arrives to pick them up.

Are sanitation policies the same at every center?

For more information on our sanitation procedures please contact your child’s center directly.

If my child has a fever, when can they return to school?

If your child has a fever, we ask that your child stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without medication before they return to Horizon.

Is the Horizon staff trained on how to handle communicable diseases?

All staff have been trained in communicable diseases which is a licensing requirement through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.