Horizon Education Centers


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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10347 Dewhurst Road
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

Head Start

Head Start

21st Century Community

21st Century CommunityLearning center

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Book Mobile

Book Mobile

Field Trips

Field Trips

USDA Summer Feeding Site

USDA Summer
Feeding Site

Michelle King

Center Director, Dewhurst

EDUCATION Associate of Arts Degree from Lorain County Community College and a Bachelor's Degree in Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati

ABOUT Michelle King has known she wanted to work with children since she was 10 years old. She enjoys working with kids and being in a school setting.

Nikki Perez

Center Business Coordinator, Dewhurst

EDUCATION Associate Degree in Business Management from Lorain Community College

ABOUT Ms. Nikki enjoys working at Horizon because she witnesses her students develop into their own individual selves.

Dewhurst’s teachers & faculty

Brook Glass Lead Gym Teacher since 1999

EDUCATION Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lorain County Community College

ABOUT Ms. Brook has always had a loved for children. She babysat when she was younger and enjoyed taking care of children. She has also taken extra classes to earn her Afterschool Program Certificate.

Patty Mcfadden Lead in Homework/Computer Teacher

EDUCATION Associate Degrees in Liberal Arts and Nursing from Lorain County Community College

ABOUT Ms. Patty originally worked for the foster care system for nine years before joining Horizon. She has had years of experience when it comes to working with children and families.

Marie Collins Toddler Teacher

EDUCATION Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lorain County Community College

ABOUT Ms. Marie has always had a love for children. She has worked with toddlers and preschoolers for 22 years with preschool and toddlers.

Sara Kelly Lead Preschool Teacher

EDUCATION Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati

ABOUT Ms. Sara started working in a child care setting as a security officer in 2006 in Brecksville. Her director noticed her love for the children and recruited her to be an infant teacher. Sara loves teaching young minds and building a community with her students.

Contact the Dewhurst Center.

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