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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See Our Montessori Locations

We are currently expanding Montessori programs throughout our company. Check to see if your local Rainbow Child Center offers a Montessori program. If you can’t find a Montessori program near you, let us know and we’ll build one.

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Click Here for the Montessori Parent Guide.

Montessori Approach

Montessori curriculum takes a structured approach to education, tailoring lessons to each child’s unique interests, strengths and talents in a multi-age classroom. Children are provided uninterrupted blocks of work time where they learn through hands-on, self-correcting education tools.

Under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher, children in a Montessori classroom learn by making discoveries with the materials, cultivating concentration, motivation and self-discipline.

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Montessori Concepts

The Montessori environment includes language, mathematics, sensorial, practical life skills, cultural studies, science, geography, history, music and art. Specifically designed Montessori materials are included in each of the curriculum areas.

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Assessing Progress

High academic achievement is common in a Montessori environment. To assess development, Montessori teachers use a combination of daily observations and written notes. Unlike other many educational approaches, these assessments do not result in a letter grade; instead, children are evaluated on a sliding scale of progress. These assessments are completed twice a year, allowing teachers to share developmental strides during Rainbow’s parent-teacher conferences in November and May.