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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Got Grass? How to Prevent Injuries from Lawn Mowers

April showers bring May flowers… and LOTS of grass! Children want to be just like their mom or dad and have their own life-like items to use. Many families have the plastic lawn mowers for their children to use while playing in the yard. Our children may not understand the dangers involved when a real lawn mower is being used.

Even though they are not operating the lawn mower, they can still be hurt when it is in use. “Every year at this time, in far too many neighborhoods, children are operating or playing around lawn mowers in unsafe ways. And every summer, thousands get hurt. We want parents and kids to be more aware of precautions to take so that injuries can be prevented.” (Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP, 2012).

It is safest for children to remain inside when the grass is being cut by either yourself or a lawn company. An injury can occur very fast from flying debris or if it is a ride on mower, a child could fall off resulting in a critical injury. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 17,000 children and teens are treated for injuries from a lawn mower each year. As parents, we try to keep our children safe and it is important to be aware of our surroundings at all times.

Lawn Mower Safety Tips:

  • Never let anyone, including a child, ride as a passenger on a riding mower. Lawn mowers are made to carry one person only. Also, do not allow children to be towed behind the mower in a cart or trailer.
  • Teach kids that the lawn mower is not a toy. They should not play wit it or sit on it, even when it is turned off and in storage.
  • Twigs, rocks, toys and other materials should be cleared out of the area to be mowed. This is because these items could be picked up and thrown by the mower blades, injuring nearby people.
  • Hands and feet should always be kept away from moving parts.

References:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Fairview

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