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For over 40 years, Horizon Education Centers has provided high-quality early child care and education for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
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What We Offer

Horizon offers a range of programs to meet your needs. Whether you’re looking for child care, preschool, before- or after-school programs, or summer camp, we have the quality educational experiences your child needs to grow.

  • Step Up to Quality Star Rating
  • Food Programs at Horizon Centers
  • Programs & Activities

Step Up to Quality Star Rating

The Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services administers the Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) program, a five-star quality rating and improvement system.

SUTQ standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children. It also recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed licensing health and safety regulations.

All early childhood education programs funded by the Ohio Department of Education are required to participate, and each program must receive a 3, 4 or 5 star rating to maintain state funding. 

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Food Programs at Horizon Centers

Horizon Education Centers provides healthy snacks and lunches for our students through the Child Care Food Program (CACFP). The CACFP plays a critical role in supporting the wellness, health and development of children through the provision of nutritious foods.

Meals and snacks served through the CACFP program are based on dietary guidelines for Americans, which means students receive meals and snacks with a greater variety of vegetables and fruit, more whole grains and less added sugar and saturated fat.

Because Horizon participates in CACFP, we are required to serve meals and snacks with the same guidelines as the public school districts. We ask that if you are packing a lunch for your child, due to dietary restrictions, please make sure the packed lunch follows these guidelines:

2 oz proteins (meat, cheese, nut butter, hummus, etc.)
2 oz fruits 
2 oz vegetables
6 oz dairy or dairy alternative
2 oz whole grain

*These are minimum amounts allowed

Please do not send snacks, such as chips, snack cakes, candy, cookies.  Also,  Horizon is a peanut free organization.  If items containing peanut ingredients are sent in, they will be returned for your child to take home.  

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our CACFP Coordinator Lisa Nunn.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

Horizon Food Programs

Programs & Activities

Throughout the year, Horizon students participate in field trips to locations like the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, the Natural History Museum, libraries and more.

During the summer months, we encourage summer reading with incentives, library and mobile library visits.

We also offer Yoga 4 Classrooms, which is an evidence-based yoga and mindfulness program for schools that promotes social, emotional and physical wellness, learning readiness and positive school climate.

Children Ages 6 weeks to 12 years:
  • Infant care
  • Toddler care
  • Preschool-Kindergarten readiness
  • Before and after-school care
  • Summer camp
Summer camp clubs include:
  • Football
  • Gardening
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cheer & Dance
  • Drums

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What Our Parents Have to Say

What parents have to say

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. 

Parent of Student at Market Square
What parents have to say

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.

Parent of Student at Cascade
What parents have to say

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.

Parent of Students at Triskett Station
What parents have to say

Ms. Mia Rodriguez and Ms. Layla at Triskett Station deserve the most respect and recognition. In eight months, my twins have made so much progress physically and emotionally. I really don't know what I would have done without these two exceptional women.

Parent of Students at Triskett Station

Find the location that's right for you!

We offer a variety of child care programs at our 13 conveniently located centers for children 6 weeks—12 years. We also offer before school, wrap-around, and afterschool programs at all of our locations and many schools in western Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties.