After-School Care and Preschool Programs

Conveniently located in downtown Lorain, our Lorain Community Center offers preschool and after-school care programs.

This location provides many great opportunities for students and is one of nine centers with a Five-Star Rating from the State of Ohio's "Step Up To Quality" Program.

Some of the experiences your children can take advantage of include:

  • Homework Assistance
  • STEM Activities
  • Social Development Skills

Our staff develops a blended curriculum that aligns with state standards and individual learning plans while providing regular assessments for enhanced growth and development.  

We've been offering highly-rated, high-quality educational experiences for more than 45 years, including:

  • Preschool Programs
  • Before and After-School Programs

Our teachers develop language and literacy, as well as social, emotional, and physical skills.  They guide their students with various teaching methods that are based on recommendations from the state of Ohio, including:

  • State Standards
  • State Assessments
  • Individual Learning plans

Horizon Education Centers focuses on kindergarten readiness and school-age enrichment, and we're a part of the Ohio Healthy Programs, ensuring that your children have healthy food options daily. 

Horizon Education Centers offers child care of all ages at six Lorain County locations.

Preschool Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

After-School Hours:  3:05-6:05 p.m.

Lorain Community

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1110 West 4th Street
Lorain, OH 44052
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Heather LaMore

Center Director, Lorain Community

EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ohio Northern University and a Master's Degree in Teaching from Miami University

ABOUT Ms. Heather has been working for Horizon since 2015. Her favorite part of working at Horizon has been getting to know her students and their families.

Alyha Torres School Age Lead Teacher

EDUCATION Associates of Arts from Lorain County Community College

ABOUT Ms. Torres has been working for Horizon since 2021. She is proud to not only work at Horizon, but to have her child attend as well. She enjoys building relationships with the children in her care, providing them with a fun and safe environment to be themselves and learn.

Ashley Lopez School Age Lead Teacher/Food Service Specialist

EDUCATION High School Diploma, OCCRRA SAC Endorsement

ABOUT Mrs. Lopez started as a Horizon parent and then decided to join the team. She’s been with Horizon since 2022 and is excited for her future at the Lorain location. She loves finding new art projects and crafts to do with the children. 

Contact the Lorain Center.

Contact the Lorain Center