Child Care Center

Our East Lorain location proudly holds a Five-Star "Step Up to Quality" Rating. 

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 development.

Horizon Education Centers guide children with state standards, assessments, and individual learning plans, and we focus on kindergarten readiness and school-age enrichment.  And each of our centers is highly rated by the State of Ohio Step Up to Quality Rating.

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

East Lorain

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2500 Colorado Avenue
Lorain, OH 44052
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Homework Help

Homework Help

Arts, Media, Tech & Science

Arts, Media, Tech & Science

Head Start

Head Start

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness

Summer Reading

Summer Reading



Rebecca Wisniewski

Center Director, East Lorain

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.

Isha Torres

Business Coordinator, East Lorain

EDUCATION Pursing an associate degree in science at Lorain County Community College, on track to receive CDA in March 2022

ABOUT Isha has always had a strong passion for caring for and teaching children. She enjoys helping people and is excited to interact with Horizon families on a daily basis.

East Lorain’s teachers & faculty

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.

Beth Nelson Lead Toddler Teacher

EDUCATION Avon Lake High School, Child Development Associate (CDA) in early childhood development

ABOUT Ms. Beth previously worked in customer service, but after caring for her newborn, she realized her love and passion for teaching children. She started working for Horizon Education Centers in May 2019. Her passion to teach young children in their early years has since continued to grow. 

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.

Samantha Newton Contracted Preschool Teacher

EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in psychology from Cleveland State University 


ABOUT Ms. Samantha is excited to enrich young minds through a multitude of activities. She uses her education, as well as her experience with her two young children, to guide her classroom. Her goal is to get the children ready for future years in academia and life.

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.

Contact the East Lorain Center.

Contact the East Lorain Center