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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I Don’t Want to Play with You!

Developing friendships in preschool can be a hard experience for young children.  Play has unwritten social rules making it difficult for some children to interact with peers or learn how to enter play with friends.  It is important to support young children by helping them negotiate the early peer environment and supporting their own personality and temperament.

Play is the cornerstone of development in children as they learn about themselves and the world around them.  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, play is so important to optimal child development that it has been recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right to every child.

Play offers ideal opportunities for children to develop as a whole child by strengthening their cognitive, physical, social and emotional skills. Play also allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination and a love for learning and exploring.

Rainbow Child Care teachers work to foster friendships by providing children with experiences designed to support developing relationships with peers while promoting independence, confidence and the desire to discover. Our teachers build friendships by modeling respectful relationships, discussing and reading books about friendship, providing opportunities for children to work together and teaching problem-solving skills such as conflict resolution.