Rainbow Child Care Center

Rainbow Child Care Center

Rainbow Child Care Center opened its first school in 1986 in Hillsborough, New Jersey. Today there are more than 121 Rainbow Child Care Centers found in 15 states.

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The Montessori Preschool

The Montessori Preschool

The Montessori Preschool opened its doors in 2012, and continues to grow every year. If there is interest in your area, please let us know!

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Rainbow Referral

Rainbow Referral

Do you know a family in need of a Home Away From Home? Share the Rainbow Difference with the Rainbow Referral program and receive one free week of tuition!

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Burrrr it’s Cold Outside!

The winter months may bring cold weather, but it also brings GREAT opportunities for outdoor experiences. While it’s important to pay close attention to your child to ensure they are warm, it’s just as important to get outside and stretch those muscles.

You can have some real fun outdoors, especially if you have snow! Engage your child with activities like building a snow family, building a snow fort, painting in the snow, conducting science experiments with snow and ice, or go sledding and ice skating.

Don’t worry, even if you don’t have snow you can still do science experiments with ice such as using different substances to see which melts ice faster, make ice to paint with or to paint on, go to the playground and do activities involving fake snow.

There are many crafts you can do to get children excited for the winter season too, such as, making gingerbread houses, making salt-dough ornaments, play board games, act out your favorite stories and bake and decorate cookies. Children can really enhance their science skills, fine tune their physical development, and work on their social-emotional development as they work together during winter activities.

Additional Outdoor Activities:

  • Hula Hoop It Up – Grab a few hula hoops, and have a contest to see who can last the longest. It’s a lot harder when you’re all bundled up!
  • Snow Critters – Use bits of nature to create animal sculptures from the snow
  • Bird Feeders – You can make bird feeders using hollow oranges and fill with seeds to feed your feathered friends.
  • Ice Maker – When the temperature drops below 32 degrees, blow bubbles and watch them freeze on the wand.
  • Snow Art – Give your kids spray bottles full of water that’s tinted with food coloring to decorate the white canvas in your backyard.
  • Winter Scavenger Hunt – Freeze colored water into ice cubes, hide them around the yard for a wintertime scavenger hunt.

 

Resources:

20+ Fun Activities to do in the Snow