Child Care and Preschool Center

Easily accessible from I-71 and State Route 176, our Old Brooklyn Center enriches the lives of children and families in many ways.

Some of the features of our Old Brooklyn Center include:

  1. Four-Star Rating from the State of Ohio's "Step Up To Quality" Program
  2. Scholarships for preschool
  3. It's the only two-story center with a slide

A student enjoys the slide at Horizon Education Centers Old Brooklyn location.

Horizon Education Centers' School-age programs provide transportation to city schools before and after school to help working parents.

We offer a variety of educational experiences for children, including:

  • Child care
  • Preschool programs
  • Before and after-school programs
  • Summer camp

Our staff develops language and literacy, as well as social, emotional, and physical skills.  Our staff members 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 proud partner of Ohio Healthy Programs, ensuring that your children have healthy food options daily. 

Each of our centers has a toddler playground area, preschool playground area, and school-age playground area.  

We're also excited to collaborate with the Invest In Children Program, providing a high-quality preschool experience for the families and children we serve.

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


Contact Us

4142 Pearl Road
Cleveland, OH 44109
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Homework Help

Homework Help

Arts, Media, Tech & Science

Arts, Media, Tech & Science

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness

Summer Reading

Summer Reading




Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Hana Mohammad

Center Director, Old Brooklyn

EDUCATION Bachelor Degrees in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences from Cleveland State University and an Associate Degree in Science from Cuyahoga Community College

ABOUT Hana Mohammad has been with Horizon for nine years. She is working towards earning her teaching licenses in grades 7-12 Language Arts. Hana has always enjoyed working with children and creating a great rapport with the students, families and staff.

Andrea Mitchell

Business Coordinator, Old Brooklyn

EDUCATION Ms. Mitchell holds an Associate of Arts degree from Lorain County Community College and Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Ashland University. She is currently studying to earn her Master's degree in Educational Leadership through Grand Canyon University.

ABOUT Ms. Andrea Mitchell is the new business coordinator at our Old Brooklyn center, but is no stranger to the Horizon Education Centers' family! Ms. Andrea began her career as a preschool teacher's assistant at North Olmsted before being promoted to lead preschool teacher at Triskett two years later. After relocating to Southside Horizon, she continued working with preschool students as an instructor for two more years. 

As Old Brooklyn's business coordinator, Ms. Andrea is excited to meet the families and children.

Denisa Gjermeni

Site Coordinator, Old Brooklyn

EDUCATION Bachelor and Master of Science in Social Work, Master of Science in Psychology, University of Tirana (Albania)

ABOUT I believe in fostering a nurturing and supportive environment where children can thrive, and families can find the support and guidance they need.

Old Brooklyn’s teachers & faculty

Amy Anaky Preschool Lead Teacher

EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in arts and sciences from Cleveland State University and coursework in Special Education at Notre Dame College of Ohio.

ABOUT Ms. Amy has 15 years of experience in early childhood education. She has always known that working with children is the career she wanted to follow. Building relationships with families and children is something she enjoys and she finds that watching the children learn and grow to be very rewarding.

Glendalie Abreu Santana Lead Toddler Teacher

EDUCATION Child Development Associate (CDA) credential from the Council for Professional Recognition

ABOUT Ms. Glendalie has always been very passionate about being part of a child’s growth and development. She treats children with the utmost respect and dignity. Glendalie is excited to meet Horizon families and for the opportunity to help shape their children's futures. 

Michelle Shepard Lead School Age Teacher

EDUCATION Child development associate (CDA) accreditation, pursuing a bachelor's degree in early child education 

ABOUT Ms. Michelle's desire to teach and shape young minds has led her to work in childcare for over 30 years. She just moved to the Cleveland area and is excited to see where Horizon takes her.

Kimberly Huertas Lead School-Age Teacher

EDUCATION Ms. Kim has years of experience in childcare and pursing her degree in Early Childhood Education.

ABOUT Ms. Kim is loving, caring, and believes that each child is unique in their own way. She strives to not only help them expand their knowledge but also to believe in themselves. Her biggest aspiration is to help shape the future by focusing on these early stages in a child’s education.

Brandilyn Petitto Lead School-Age Teacher

EDUCATION Currently working to complete her Associate's degree in Education, with plans to pursue her Bachelor's in Education.

ABOUT Ms. Brandilyn has been a part of the Horizon community for just over a year. Her hope is to build and maintain strong relationships with the children and families that attend the Old Brooklyn location and assist them in reaching their goals.

Contact the Old Brooklyn Center.

Contact the Old Brooklyn Center