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 Power of Words

power-of-wordsLanguage development begins at birth and continues throughout their growing life experiences. By age 3, differences in children’s understanding and use of language are enormous (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009; Stickland & Shanahan, 2004). Strong language and communication skills are essential for children’s continued success in school and life.

Family background and culture also effects how children learn language. Young children connect what they hear with their background knowledge and experiences. The more children understand about the world around them, the better able they are to make sense of what they hear. It is important to start talking to your child right from birth.

Way to Promote Language Development:

  1. Get down at your child’s eye level when talking to them.
  2. Use parentese with young infants. Singsong speech and exaggerated facial expressions encourage babies to listen and focus on what is said.
  3. Talk often with children, using rich language to describe objects, events and people in the environment.
  4. Walk over to the child instead of speaking from across the room. The child can attend more easily to what you are saying.
  5. Use language that is easy for your child to understand, explaining new vocabulary as you use it.
  6. Use gestures and concrete objects to clarify what you are saying to your child.
  7. Have one-on-one conversations with your child listening to and understanding what they are trying to communicate with you.
  8. Tell your child stories without using books.
  9. Repeat and reinforce new words.