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East Lorain Center

Conveniently located between I-90 and Colorado Avenue in Lorain, our East Lorain Center offers enrichment programs for children ages 18 months through 12 years. It has a 5-Star Rating from the State of Ohio's "Step Up To Quality" Program.

2500 Colorado Avenue, Lorain, OH 44052

(440) 288-5437

Our East Lorain center hours of operation are from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Please click here to view the schedule of dates that all Horizon Education Centers are closed throughout the year.

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Program Highlights

Our East Lorain Center is a Head Start Collaboration. TANF tutoring and mentoring opportunities are available, alongside a Parent Cafe. A 21st-Century funded bilingual academy with tutoring is also available.

During the school year, students can take part in media, gaming and STEM clubs or join the East Lorain Bulldogs basketball team. Gardening, football, cheer and STEM clubs are offered in the summer.

Other perks at this center include monthly themed family nights, parent computer workstations, a partnership with the local library, and an outdoor basketball hoop.

Programs Offered at This Center

Horizon prides itself on offering high-quality programming that supports children in their development.

Toddler Care
18 - 36 Months
Preschool
3 - 5 Years
Before/After
6 - 14 Years
Summer Camp
6 - 14 Years

Meet the Center Staff

Horizon is proud to employ highly experienced staff and teachers that help create a warm and inviting environment for your children.

Rebecca Wisniewski

Center Director

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University

ABOUT: Rebecca Wisniewski taught kindergarten for 13 years and then began her career with Horizon. She believes that Horizon Education Center’s heart is in the right place. She enjoys working with the children and the staff at the center and believes that good teamwork is the key to running a successful business, helping the children learn and grow.

Sh'lea Williams

Business Coordinator

EDUCATION: Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Cuyahoga Community College. Currently pursuing bachelor's degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work at Grand Canyon University. 

ABOUT: Ms. Sh'lea has been working with children and families since 2019. She loves creating activities for children and communicating with families about their child's development. Her goal is to help families in all aspects. 

Stephanie Prussak

Lead Head Start and Preschool Expansion

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Grand Canyon University

ABOUT: Mrs. Stephanie loves her students. She enjoys molding her preschoolers and getting them ready for kindergarten. Stephanie enjoys the variety and the fact that there is never a dull moment at the Center.

Alexis Garcia

School Age Lead Teacher

EDUCATION Associate degree in art from Lorain County Community College

ABOUT Ms. Alexis enjoys coming to work and helping the children, watching them grow each and every day. Her passion has always been to care for and help children, and she is thankful that she gets to do that every day at Horizon.

Jocelynn Rogers

Lead School Age Teacher

EDUCATION Graduate of Southview High School in Lorain, pursuing her Child Development Associate Certification

ABOUT  Ms. Jocelynn has been with Horizon for three years, starting her career as a classroom aide. She has worked her way up the ladder, acquiring her school-age endorsement and becoming a school-age lead teacher at East Lorain. 

Ashley Shepherd

School Age Lead Teacher

EDUCATION Bachelor’s of Art Education from Bowling Green State University

ABOUT Ms. Ashley uses art as a way to communicate with the children she teaches. She's an artist herself and has had her works shown at several galleries around Ohio, including a gallery in Toledo.

Grace Planas-Suarez

Toddler Lead Teacher

EDUCATION Ms. Planas-Suarez holds her Child Development Associate Certification - Birth through 3 years old. 

ABOUT Ms. Grace has been part of the Horizon East Lorain team since August 2020.  She started as a Teaching Assistant with our toddlers, and has quickly moved up the ranks. Ms. Grace is bilingual, which benefits her toddlers who learn both English and Spanish in the classroom. her three children also attend Eastern Lorain.  

Jenny Santiago

Contracted Preschool Teacher
EDUCATION: Child Development Associate Certification (CDA) 

ABOUT: Jenny started her child care career with Horizon in 2022 as a student teacher in the toddler room.  She looks forward to getting to know new parents and students and continuing the bond she has formed with the current students.  She left a 30 year career in the mortgage industry to pursue her calling to be a teacher and is very happy to start that career with Horizon

From Our Horizon Parents:

"Horizon's after school program has helped my son improve his performance in spelling and math. The staff gives him individualized attention that helps him meet his goals. The program also lets him make new friends and explore new interests. He has developed an interest in science thanks to the program and its excellent staff."

"My daughter suffers from separation anxiety and ADHD and with the help of the awesome teachers, she has improved drastically. They help you reach the milestones you set for your child and help get them ready for the outside world. The teachers make your child feel so welcome, it's like her second family."

"Two of my children attend Triskett Station. The staff has gone above and beyond for them. My daughter really struggled this year and they showed her compassion and love beyond expectation. They've never used a 'One Size Fits All' approach, but instead tailored their approach to her needs."

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Learn How Our Centers Are Different.

Horizon's center-based programs are highly rated by Step Up to Quality, with programs and activities that promote wellness and readiness.

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Schedule a Tour at a Horizon Location!

Get a firsthand look at one of our centers, with the opportunity to meet your child's teacher as well as learn more about the curriculum.

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Enroll Your Child in Horizon Programming!

Join the Horizon family and experience the benefits our programs can have on your child's learning and development at every age.

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We offer a variety of child care programs all day at our 13 conveniently located centers. We also offer before-school, wrap-around and after-school programs for children K-12 years at many schools in Western Cuyahoga/Lorain County, plus at our 10 Horizon Centers.
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