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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Giving Thanks

The more you give, the less it’s appreciated.

Does this sound familiar?

Do you struggle with a child who has yet to learn what it means to give thanks, show appreciation or be grateful? Young children are very egocentric, meaning they still believe the world revolves around them so they do not understand the concept of gratitude. By learning gratitude, children become sensitive to feelings of others, develop empathy and other life skills.

So, how do you teach this skill?

Children model the the behavior of their parents and other adults in their life; so it starts with you! Make sure to use manners. Say “please” and “thank you.” Work gratitude into your daily conversations; talk about what you are grateful for, have children help out, especially when they want something. Write thank you notes and encourage generosity by donating or giving to others.

The month of November is a great time to talk to your children about being thankful. Make it a point to discuss the things that you are appreciative for and encourage your children to do the same, everyday.

Children will not learn thanks overnight, it is something that has to be developed over time. Model and encourage the best practices and you will soon have a child that is appreciative and thankful!









Teaching Children to be Grateful; parents.com

11 Tips for Instilling True Gratitude in Your Kids; The Huffington Post