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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Making Your 2018 Resolution a Valuable Teaching Moment

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions (some of us even keep them!), but when you have a little one, a New Year’s resolution can be more than a promise you make to yourself; it can be an opportunity to teach your child about self-discipline and making change.

Explain to your child what a New Year’s Resolution is and why they may want to considering making one themselves. A resolution to a child can be explained not only as a change to be made, but a goal and a promise. Use positive words in your explanation, emphasizing positive behaviors intended to be implemented, as opposed to negative behaviors one wishes to discontinue. Ask your child about things they were proud of over the last year, and use those accomplishments to create (age- and developmentally appropriate) examples of possibilities for them. By helping to create tangible achievable resolutions, we are providing them measurable goals in a way they can understand.

Of course, parents must set the example; we need to hold ourselves accountable to our resolutions, as well. Your child watching you stay focused and following through with a self-promise provides them a model of how to be successful themselves. It also motivates them to achieve the same positive results, or even just their parents’ praise!

By instilling these important qualities of self-discipline and accountability at a young age, we are providing invaluable tools for their life-long character development, and setting them up to be empowered, confident decision-makers in the future.

 

Have you and your children ever made New Year’s Resolutions together? What did you and your family learn from the experience?