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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Ouch! Biting Hurts!

ouch-biting-hurtsAlthough biting is a normal developmental behavior, it is often seen in infants, toddlers and 2-year olds. Experiencing the effects of biting can be a difficult time for children and their family as they navigate through the ages and stages of childhood development. As children develop effective language skills for communication, gain self-control and develop problem-solving skills, they usually outgrow this behavior.

A Child Might Bite To: (NAEYC)

  1. Relieve pain from teething. 
  2. Explore cause and effect (“What happens when I bite?”).
  3. Experience the sensation of biting.
  4. Satisfy a need for oral-motor stimulation.
  5. Imitate other children and adults.
  6. Feel strong and in control.
  7. Get attention.
  8. Act in self-defense.
  9. Communicate needs and desires, such as hunger or fatigue.
  10. Communicate or express difficult feelings, such as frustration, anger, confusion or fear (“There are too many people here and I feel cramped”).

What Families can do to Prevent Biting:

  1. Have age-appropriate rules and expectations based on your child’s skills and developmental level.
  2. Provide your child with communication skills allowing them to express their thoughts and needs.
  3. Make sure your child has a consistent and predictable routine and schedule.
  4. Use positive guidance to build your child’s social-emotional skills. “Sara, keep the sand in the sandbox please.” “Tammy, walk your feet in the house.”
  5. Post your household rules at your child’s level.