Rainbow Child Care Center offers four opportunities for educational enrichment – BabySignLanguage.com, Zoo-Phonics®, Ready, Set, GROW! Fit Foundations® and Language Immersion Spanish. Each program is designed for specific age groups, to ensure that your child is engaging in developmentally appropriate activities.
Learn the history of Baby Sign Language, from its roots in a strange observation made by a 19th century linguist, through to mainstream acceptance in the 2000s. Research on baby sign language has found that teaching baby signs improved cognitive and emotional development. Far from slowing down speech, baby sign language actually increases the rate of verbal development and at the same time increases the parent/child bond.
BabySignLanguage.com is a project for parents and adults teaching infants and toddlers early communications skills. BabySignLanguage.com believes that early communication sets the foundation for accelerated learning, reduced frustration, and a closer relationship between adult and child. The website and their printed resources contain baby sign language pieces designed around the pedagogical needs of infants and toddlers. The program was founded after the Mey Lau, Lila Retnasaba and Brooke Parker started teaching their own children to sign. They quickly realized the importance of helping young children begin to communicate and wanted to share the experience with as many people as they could.
The principle of Zoo-Phonics® maximizes understanding, memory, utilization and transference to all areas of the reading, spelling and writing process in a playful and concrete manner. The Zoo-Phonics® Multisensory Language Arts Program is a kinesthetic, multi-modal approach to learning all aspects of language arts. Zoo-Phonics® is a curriculum-based reading and spelling program which teaches children the fundamentals of the English language.
The Ready, Set, GROW! Fit Foundations® curriculum blends educational concepts promoting health and fitness. Hands-on experiences inspire Healthy Beginnings by providing activities and games designed to support muscle development, coordination and manipulative skills to help children master basic physical skills. With the ability to utilize our state-of-the-art gymnasiums and playgrounds, our programming is consistent and year-round.
Our Language Immersion Spanish curriculum balances fun and learning while offering children opportunities to expand their language development. Through thoughtfully designed activities and a strong literature component, your child will learn a second language as their teachers use a combination of different strategies to make learning memorable and enjoyable.