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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Playing Promotes Learning

playing-promotes-learningThe toys and games in our classrooms include manipulatives, puzzles, collectables, matching games and other games that children can play together or independently. Children strengthen skills in all areas of development as they play with toys and games. The Creative Curriculum® allows teachers to implement intentional learning through toy and game exploration.

Social-Emotional: Children learn to cooperate with one other by sharing and taking turns as they play games and build intricate designs. Playing with toys and games helps children build confidence when they successfully use self-correcting toys such as puzzles, sorting boards and stacking rings.

Physical: Children practice eye-hand coordination while lacing cards and placing pegs in pegboards.  When children string beads and build with interlocking pieces of construction toys, they refine small muscle skills.

Language and Literacy: Children use words to explain how they are putting a puzzle together or sorting a collection of objects.  They compare the sizes, shapes and colors of objects as they play.  While using beads, pegboards, puzzles, dominoes and collectibles, they develop reading skills such as visual discrimination, matching and following a left-to-right progression.

Cognitive: As children build with table blocks and make designs with pattern blocks and parquetry blocks, they experiment with construction and invention and use problem-solving skills.  They also have the opportunity to expand their emerging math skills such as counting, seriating, matching, patterning and classifying.