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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Resilience

resilienceResilience is defined as “the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change” (Wagner Sperry 2011, p.5).  Perhaps you know people who have achieved great success, despite growing up in poverty or without the support of a caring family. Something within these people helped them recover or bounce back from adversity.  These people developed positive coping skills such as identifying problems, determining ways to address concerns, recovering quickly and moving on.

Three critical protective factors in the development of resilience in young children are attachment, initiative, and self-regulation. By helping children cope and manage their emotions and feelings, adults can boost children’s resilience and support healthy emotional development.

Attachment is a mutual, strong, and long-lasting relationship between a child and a significant adult such as a parent, family member or teacher.

Initiative is the child’s ability to use independent thought and actions to meet his/her needs.

Self-regulation is the child’s ability to experience a range of feelings and express them using words and actions that society considers appropriate.

Strategies to Support Resilience:

Young Children

  • Establish a consistent routine
  • Use clear, simple language to communicate
  • Acknowledge children’s feelings
  • Create boundaries to help children learn to control themselves
  • Give children alternative ways to express their emotions
  • Allow plenty of time to let children take responsibility for self-care routines
  • Discuss photos of people showing various emotions
  • Read books showing different emotions
  • Respond promptly and consistently to children’s needs

 

Reference:

Heroman, C., Burts, D. C., Berke, K., & Bickart, T. S. (2010). Objectives for development and learning. (Vol. 5). Washington, DC: Teaching Strategies, Inc.

Wagner Sperry, R. (2011). Flip it! transforming challenging behavior. Lewisville, NC: Kaplan Early Learning Company.