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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. 

Step Up to Quality

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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.


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

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

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

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

Find the location that's right for you!

We offer a variety of child care programs at our 12 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.