For more than 40 years, Horizon Education Centers has given high-quality care and education.
Our Lakewood Center boasts a five-star rating from the State of Ohio's "Step Up To Quality" Program. In fact, each of our centers is highly rated.
At our Lakewood Center, staff members provide enriched child care for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old.
Language and literacy, as well as social, emotional, and physical development, are all addressed in our programs.
We focus on kindergarten preparedness and school-age enrichment, using state standards, tests, and individual learning plans as our guide.
And. we're excited to collaborate with Invest In Children's Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program to provide a high-quality preschool experience for the families and children we serve.
Hours: Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
EDUCATION Bachelor of Science Degree in Family & Consumer Sciences/Early Childhood Developmental Psychology from Baldwin-Wallace University
ABOUT Becky has worked with children and families for 20 years with 19 of those years as a center director. Becky's mission is to create a trusting environment where children can thrive, feeling successful and empowered.
EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Bowling Green State University
ABOUT Michelle has worked with children for over 15 years. Her passion is creating an environment for children to succeed and feel loved and safe.
EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in educational studies from Webster University
ABOUT Mr. Austin has worked with children in a preschool setting for over a year. He is kind and compassionate and believes that all children deserve to be treated with respect and kindness. Austin's philosophy for teaching stems from his belief that children thrive off a nurturing, teacher-guided classroom.
EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Ashworth University
ABOUT Ms. Melinda has worked with children for over 25 years. Previously, she worked for Community United Head Start as a lead teacher and then later as a site administrator for 19 years. Her mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, child-centered, and quality educational environment that fosters a child's individual success and a love of learning in collaboration with parents and the community.
EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in elementary education from Western Governors University
ABOUT Ms. Sharon has a passion for teaching. She's been in the field of education for over five years. Her favorite part of teaching is watching the children light up with excitement when they learn something new.
EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in dance with business cognate from the University of Akron
ABOUT Ms. Dominique has worked with children as a nanny prior to joining Horizon's Lakewood location and has also taught dance to children for a number of years. Dominique's love of children shows with her engagement with them daily, fostering their growth and development.
EDUCATION Associate degree in early childhood education from Tri-C
ABOUT Ms. Diane has worked with all age groups of children since 1999. She started working in child care because of her love for children, and her own as well, fostering her desire to create better learning experiences for all children everywhere.