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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It’s Back! Cold and Flu Season

As parents, we know that cold and flu season is right around the corner and someone in the family is bound to catch it.

To help combat the season illness, it’s important we work with our children on proper hand washing techniques to keep the germs to a minimum. Teaching your child how to properly wash his or her hands will be the first way to protect them from the everyday viruses and bacteria he or she may encounter.

This is a time when you can work together to think of a hand washing song for your family, or you can simply sing your “A. B, C’s.” Ensure hand washing is done properly by thinking of a song that lasts at least twenty seconds. When our children have germs on their hands they will unknowingly touch their face, their friends and other surfaces, further spreading the germs. Remember that hand washing alone will not stop your child from catching a bug this season but it will help in preventing the length a cold or flu bug might stick around.

How can you help make sure your children are washing their hands correctly? Here’s the correct procedure. Teaching these steps is usually a “work in progress:”

  1. Wet your hands with warm water.
  2. Lather up with soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for 20 seconds – about the time it takes to say the alphabet slowly or hum the “Happy Birthday” song twice.
  4. Rinse your hands under warm, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel.

Resources: Hand Washing for Kids: 5 Easy Steps to Teach Hand Hygiene