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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Creating Compassion

The holiday season is generally filled with excitement, sleepless nights, cookies, fairytales, time spent with family and loved ones and PRESENTS!! This special time of year for children will create lasting memories and will one day mold their own family’s holiday traditions.

To help build your child’s character trait of compassion, it is important to teach them at a young age the significance of giving, not receiving.  It’s a classic tale, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge — the essence of selfishness, the typical mean-spirited, miserly, self-absorbed old man. Yet as Scrooge discovers the happiness of good deeds, he blooms with the “helper’s high” (Jeanie Lerche Davis, WebMD, retrieved 12/22/2014).

While helping others, children will build generosity and compassion strengthening their understanding of empty and continue to build their intrinsic sense of self.  To help build your child’s character you might consider the activities listed below:

  • Help your child make and decorate gifts or handmade cards for a local nursing home
  • Plan a child friendly volunteer activity such as cleaning up a park, sort food at a food pantry or volunteer to play with a puppy at a local animal shelter
  • Become a pen pal with a child at a local Children’s Hospital
  • Box up their gently used clothing to donate to your local family shelter, refugee center or charity thrift store
  • Donate gently used books and children board games to a local children’s hospital