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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Rainbow Child Care Center Creates Early Childhood Advisory Committee in Collaboration with Industry Experts

TROY, Mich., May 10, 2018 — Rainbow Child Care Center has formed the Early Childhood Advisory Committee in collaboration with 11 early childhood education experts across the country. Developed with the objective of improving early education, the committee features leaders in the field working collectively to strengthen early childhood education and make it more accessible to all families.

Meeting quarterly, the purpose of the Early Childhood Advisory Committee is to discuss current trends and drive conversation across the industry on critical research topics, such as implicit bias and the impact of federally funded programs. Additionally, the committee will conduct brainstorm sessions aimed at improving learning opportunities for young children. While limiting the group to 12, the committee wants to serve as a partner and a resource to everyone in the field of early childhood education.

Initial members of the committee are a Who’s Who of early childhood education, including:

  • Lisa Keiper, education director, Rainbow Child Care Center
  • Mary Muhs, Early Childhood Education department chair, Rasmussen College
  • Terri Nierengarten, partner-oriented learning solutions coordinator, Collegis Education
  • Sherri Oden, associate professor and Ph.D. program coordinator in early childhood education, Oakland University
  • Natasha Thomas, customer success manager, Teaching Strategies
  • Tomoko Wakabayashi, associate professor of education in the Department of Human Development and Child Studies, Oakland University
  • Storm Webb, executive director, NECPA
  • Christine Zimmerman, independent consultant

“At Rainbow, we wanted to create a collaboration of industry experts that would meet and focus on bringing different ideas together to improve the field of early education and drive awareness to topics that aren’t discussed enough but play a vital role in today’s educational practices,” said Keiper. “The question on the table is: how do we address issues in childhood education that face communities all over the U.S. and build upon best practices? We’ve gathered an impressive team of professionals to address that question and advance the conversation.”

With continuous discussions, members plan to collaborate on articles and conduct research on crucial subjects to the future growth of early childhood education. As the first committee of its kind within Rainbow, membership is currently invitation-only, with the intention of growth and expansion throughout the U.S. in future years.