Child Care Center

Horizon Education Centers has provided high quality care and education for over 40 years.  Whether you're looking for child care, preschool programs, before - or after-school programs, or summer camp, Horizon offers these enrichment programs for children 18 months to 12 years of age.  Our programs focus on language and literacy, social,  emotional, and physical and development. Horizon guides children with state standards, assessments and individual learning plans, and we focus on kindergarten readiness and school age enrichment.  Each of our centers is highly rated by the State of Ohio Step Up to Quality Rating.

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


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109 Louden Court
Elyria, OH 44035
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Homework Help

Homework Help

Arts, Media, Tech & Science

Arts, Media, Tech & Science

Head Start

Head Start

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness

Summer Reading

Summer Reading



Nikki Perez

Center Director, South Elyria (Wilkes Villa)

EDUCATION Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lorain Community College

ABOUT Nikki has been working in the education field since 2004. She has worked with various age groups throughout her career. Her passion is being a support for her families and children in her community. Her favorite quote is, "If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." - Maya Angelou. Nikki is also the site coordinator for Southside Pride.

Zulimar King

Business Coordinator, South Elyria (Wilkes Villa)

EDUCATION William Penn Senior High School, pursuing CDA license

ABOUT Zulimar has worked at Horizon's South Elyria center for about a year.  She was a Head Start substitute teacher from 2006 to 2009.  She has also served as a preschool teacher assistant in South Elyria.  

South Elyria’s teachers & faculty

Cara King Teacher

EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from Cleveland State University

ABOUT When Ms. King was in high school, she enrolled in an early childhood program that inspired her to become a teacher. The children at the center keep her on her toes. She enjoys watching her kids thrive and succeed at everything they do.

Latoya Washington Lead School Age teacher

EDUCATION GED from John F. Kennedy High School and has a school-age endorsement through the Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association

ABOUT Ms. Latoya started off as a floater and worked with every age group in the South Elyria education center and moved up the ladder becoming a lead school-age teacher. She loves working with the children and enjoys completing the cooking lesson plans with them.

Tashawna Kellom Lead School Age Teacher

EDUCATION Associate degree in medical assisting from Miami-Jacobs Career College

ABOUT Ms. Tashawna started off as a parent of Horizon, and she loved the center so much that she decided to join the team. She loves creating lesson plans with the children and doing science experiments.

Contact the South Elyria Center.

Contact the South Elyria Center