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Southside Lorain Center

Located near Route 57 and Route 2, our Southside Lorain Center offers exceptional learning opportunities, highlighted by its Five-Star Rating from Ohio's "Step Up To Quality" Program. It features free preschool scholarships and transportation services, making it a comprehensive choice for quality education.

4911 Grove Avenue, Lorain, OH 44055

(440) 277-5437

Our Southside Child Care Center hours of operation are from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please click here to view the schedule of dates that all Horizon Education Centers are closed throughout the year.

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Program Highlights

Our teachers develop language and literacy, as well as social, emotional and physical skills. They guide their students with various teaching methods 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 your children have healthy food options daily. 

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

Programs Offered at This Center

Horizon prides itself on offering high-quality programming that supports children in their development.

Toddler Care
18-36 Months
Preschool
3 - 5 Years
Before/After
6 - 14 Years
Summer Camp
6 - 14 Years

Meet the Center Staff

Horizon is proud to employ highly experienced staff and teachers that help create a warm and inviting environment for your children.

Carrie Sokol

Center Director

EDUCATION: CDA in infants and toddlers. Working towards Bachelor’s degree in Education from Grand Canyon University.

ABOUT: Carrie's tenure with Horizon is entering its ninth year. She started as a teacher and business coordinator and is now a Center Director. She's always excited to help families and advocate for the children in her center. She says children are her passion and she loves the energy they bring each day.  

Nisheyka Colon

Business Coordinator

EDUCATION Graduated from Lorain Community College with her Associate of Arts. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's in Business through Lorain County Community College.

ABOUT Nisheyka loves working with kids and helping them discover themselves. She enjoys coming to work and being able to see all the kids grow every day.

Sonja Jackson

Lead School-Age Teacher

EDUCATION: CDA license in Early Childhood Education

ABOUT: Ms. Sonja has always worked with children, so this career was a good fit. She has worked with Horizon for 12 years. Sonja has developed a meaningful relationship with the children and families at the center.

Shariah Pryor

Lead Toddler Teacher

EDUCATION Associate degree in Arts from Lorain County Community College;  working towards CDA license in Early Childhood Education

ABOUT Ms. Shariah has been with Horizon since August 2016. Making a difference is her passion and experiencing the excitement of the children and the relationships she gains with them warms her heart and makes her job worthwhile. 

From Our Horizon Parents:

"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."

"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."

"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."

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Learn How Our Centers Are Different.

Horizon's center-based programs are highly rated by Step Up to Quality, with programs and activities that promote wellness and readiness.

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Get a firsthand look at one of our centers, with the opportunity to meet your child's teacher as well as learn more about the curriculum.

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Enroll Your Child in Horizon Programming!

Join the Horizon family and experience the benefits our programs can have on your child's learning and development at every age.

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Learn How Our Centers Are Different.

Horizon's center-based programs are highly rated by Step Up to Quality, with programs and activities that promote wellness and readiness.

calendar

Schedule a Tour at a Horizon Location!

Get a firsthand look at one of our centers, with the opportunity to meet your child's teacher as well as learn more about the curriculum.

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Enroll Your Child in Horizon Programming!

Join the Horizon family and experience the benefits our programs can have on your child's learning and development at every age.

Find A Location Near You!

We offer a variety of child care programs all day at our 13 conveniently located centers. We also offer before-school, wrap-around and after-school programs for children K-12 years at many schools in Western Cuyahoga/Lorain County, plus at our 10 Horizon Centers.
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