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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The Importance of Conversation with your Child

Before your child can even hold a two sided conversation with you, it is extremely important to talk to them constantly. Throughout all routines during the day, you should verbalize what you are doing and also ask your child questions. Encourage your child’s coos and babbles because that is their way of communicating. They can understand language long before they are able to produce it, which means the more you talk to them the bigger their vocabulary will be.

 As your child begins to use more verbal communication ask them open-ended questions that allow them to talk about their thoughts and feelings, rather than asking them questions that can be responded to in one word. Too often children are only asked how they feel once they are noticeably upset, so make it a point to communicate with your child throughout the day and check in with them on how they are feeling.

 Here is a link to an amazing short video produced by the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School in Georgia. It highlights the importance of engaging in conversation with children of all ages and the importance it has on language development.  Though it shows examples in the school, the same concepts are very true when you are at home with your child.

 https://youtu.be/n2dLPFaehV0

Small Conversations Spark Big Changes video link

 http://www.readrightfromthestart.org/

produced by the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School in Georgia. It highlights the importance of engaging in conversation with children of all ages and the importance it has on language development.