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    Horizon Job Fair 2021

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Friday, April 16,2021

    Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, April 06,2021
    When your child was a baby, you probably followed the ABC’s of sleep -- Alone, on their Back, and in their Crib -- to ensure that your baby was safe and sound. While your child may not be a baby anymore, you still help support their health by making sure…

    April 2021 Activity Calendar and More

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, April 01,2021
    Check out this month's activity calendar! Feel free to let us know what you and your kid's favorite adventure was: You can also see our April Kindergarten Ready newsletter at this link. If you're interested in receiving these newsletters via email each month, sign up here!

    Important Tax Information for Families

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, November 15,2016
    You may have heard that the IRS recently announced that 2016 tax refunds including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC), and/or the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) will not be issued until February 15, 2017.  Before you panic and start getting upset with the…

    The Salvation Army 2016 Christmas Assistance!

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Monday, October 17,2016
    (ELYRIA RESIDENTS ONLY) 716 BROAD ST   ELYRIA, OH 44035     Applications will be accepted on the following dates and times: Wednesday, October 19th from 10am to 2:00pm Wednesday, October 26th from 10am to 2:00pm Wednesday November 2nd from 10am to 2:00pm   Please bring the following information when…

    Television: Talking Violence

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, September 22,2016
    Television: Talking Violence As of late, watching the nightly news has become a challenge. For the last six weeks without a seeming break, I have been fed a steady diet of gun violence and loss related to the shootings in Orlando, Dallas, and Baton Rouge. Just last week, the focus…

    10 Ways to Prepare for Kindergarten & Life!

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Wednesday, September 21,2016
    The Top Ten Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten & Life!    10. Encourage your child to participate in play dates with friends. Life is all about getting along with others. Children need to learn how to play together and work out differences. 9. Read books…

    4 Steps to Volunteering as a Family

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, September 08,2016
    With families juggling work, kids, school, sports, elderly relatives, and countless activities, it is easy to feel frazzled and disconnected from each other’s lives. But experts in family health have a solution: volunteer together! Even families with very young children can choose one or two volunteer events a year and…

    September’s Literacy Events

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, September 08,2016
    Check out these awesome Literacy Activities the Elyria Public Library System is holding in the month of September!  We're especially proud of Little Explorers STEM! At Central branch--320 Washington Avenue: Sept 10 - Twist and Shout Saturday Sing Along @ 2 pm, Ages 3-5, Registration Required Swing in for a musical…

    Is that Developmentally Appropriate?

    Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Friday, August 19,2016
    There are great differences between our young learners.  This must be taken into consideration when we are planning our intentional teaching opportunities and setting our expectations for our own children. We must keep in mind:  what is age appropriate based on development what is individually appropriate for that child what…