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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Shouldn’t Mother’s Day Be Celebrated Every Day?

Mother’s Day was started in 1908 by Anna Jarvis as a way of honoring the sacrifices that mothers make for their children. She partnered with a Philadelphia department store owner and they had a celebration at his store and at a West Virginia Methodist church. Anna paved the way for it to become a national holiday by petitioning that American holidays were strongly based on male accomplishments. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson officially established the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Anna’s original intentions for the day revolved around personal celebrations and she became outraged with how commercialized the holiday became. More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year, but there is still a lot of commercialization attached to the holiday.

Mother’s Day is a special time for families to celebrate the love and support that moms offer all year. At Rainbow Child Care Center we recognize what an important role mothers play at home and at school. Parent involvement is key to children’s success in school and their social emotional development. Children also learn attachment and trust from a very young age, so having consistent caregivers is essential to this important stage of development. Biological or not, all mother’s should be celebrated on Mother’s Day and every other day of the year!

Things your child can do for mom on Mother’s Day:

  • Have your child help cook breakfast or decorate a tray to serve mom breakfast in bed.
  • Have your child make a card expressing what they enjoy doing with their mom or what they are thankful for.
  • Have your child give their mom coupons for extra help around the house.
  • Pamper mom by painting her nails or brushing her hair for her.

Things your child can do to celebrate mom throughout the year:

  • Work with your child on remembering to say thank you and acknowledging things that people do for you, including cooking dinner, buying toys or clothes, etc.
  • Encourage your child to help out and have responsibilities around the house. Talk about how when everyone pitches in, it lessens the workload for all.
  • Regularly schedule “dates” where children can spend one-on-one time with their mom to create memories and enjoy time together.