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 Journal Writing

Writing is a huge focus of the kindergarten experience. In Pre-K Academy, your child is developing fine-motor and gross-motor skills to build the muscles they need to become experienced writers. We give your child prompts that allow their imaginations to run wild and create a story to express themselves and share with you.

We have given you a journal to use at home as well. Give your child open-ended questions that require more than just a “yes” or “no” response. Let them tell you a story. If they are just beginning to write, you may need to write the words in their journal for them. Use a yellow or other light colored marker and have them trace the letters to practice their emergent writing skills.

How can we use journals at home? 

Go Outside: Take your Pre-K Academy journal outside. Talk about the smells, the sights, and the sounds that you hear.

Blueprints: This month your child is focusing on their community. Have them build with blocks or boxes and draw the “blueprint” in their journal. Ask them what they built? Who works/lives there?

What do you want to be when you grow up?: “What do you think you will look like in 20 years?” “What will your job be?” “Where will you live?” Ask your child these questions and let them tell you a story.