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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Preventing Child Heatstroke

Who doesn’t love the hot summer heat and sunshine? It makes you feel happy, but, there are some dangers that come with the beautiful weather; heat stroke. Heat stroke can take a great summer experience and turn it into a scary one. You may think that your child will be fine in the car for a few minutes while you run into the store, but it isn’t safe for your little one for any period of time. So far this year, 26 children have died from heatstroke after being left in a car.

What to do if you see a child alone in a car:

  • Don’t wait more than a few minutes for the driver to return.
  • If the child is not responsive or is in distress, immediately:
    • Call 911.
    • Get the child out of the car.
    • Spray the child with cool water (not in an ice bath).
    • If the child is responsive:
      • Stay with the child until help arrives.
      • Have someone else search for the driver or ask the facility to page them.

Warning signs of heat stroke are:

  • Red, hot, and moist or dry skin
  • No sweating
  • Strong, rapid pulse or slow, weak pulse
  • Nausea
  • Confusion or strange behavior

Always look before you lock! Check the backseat of your car before you walk away to be sure that your child is not left inside. Did you know even at an outside temperature of 60 degrees, the temperature inside your car can reach 110 degrees, and that in 10 minutes a car’s temperature can rise over 20 degrees? Children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults, anyone can make a mistake and leave a child in the car; maybe they fell asleep or maybe you are not used to having them in your car at that time. It better to be safe, always double check!

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Resources:

safercar.gov

noheatstroke.org