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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Social-Emotional Development

social-emotional-developmentYoung children’s social-emotional development includes learning how to recognize their own and others’ feelings, regulate and express their emotions appropriately, build relationships with others, and interact in groups. Social-emotional development flourishes when children have close, supportive, and trusting relationships with adults.

Rainbow Child Care Center provides a safe, secure and responsive learning environment for children to develop the social skills they need to become a productive community member within their classroom.

To promote social-emotional development at home, start by helping children identify their feelings. “Theresa, are you sad? You look sad because you’re crying.” By helping children identify their emotions and feelings you are helping children learn to regulate their emotions and behaviors, manage feelings, following limits and expectations as well as take care of their needs appropriately.

Dan Hodgins created a list of what children can’t do yet to help remind us of the importance of developmental appropriately practices for young children.

What Children Can’t Do…Yet
by Dan Hodgins

I can’t share

I can’t say “I’m sorry,” and mean it

I can’t remember what you told me

I can’t focus on more than one task at a time

I can’t understand negative commands

I can’t measure

I can’t tell you the truth when you set me up

I can’t sit still for very long

I can’t play with other children until I am ready

I can’t tell the difference between reality and fantasy

I can’t express myself in words very well

I can’t wait

I don’t understand right and wrong

I can’t be ready until I’m ready