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 Safe Way to Enjoy Life by the Pool

The summer sun is heating up and what better way to cool off than a nice dip in the pool! Before you dive in, however, consider reviewing pool safety tips with your family.6.6

We see swimming pools as a time of enjoyment and relaxation, however without proper precautions, they can become a sudden hazard. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five people drowning fatalities are children age 14 and younger, and another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.

As parents, we strive every day to keep our children safe, a whether we are in our own backyard, a family or friend’s pool, or a public pool. Make sure that your children have the appropriate life-saving devices (such as a proper fitting life vest), have taken and passed a swim class, and are supervised by an adult who knows how to swim.

It is important that we stay alert when our children are near or in a pool. It is also important to share pool safety instructions with other family members, friends and your neighbors. If your family is at a public facility, it is very important that you are still aware of where your child is, even if you are confident in their swimming abilities. Nineteen percent of child drowning fatalities take place in public pools with certified lifeguards on duty. Parents should be engaged with their children to prevent the unthinkable from happening. We all want to enjoy the summer sun and a pool to cool off in, as long as everyone is aware of their surroundings and is safe.

Drowning Statistics:

  • Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children ages 1-4.
  • Portable pools make up 11% of all pool drowning’s for children under age 5
  • Nonfatal drowning’s can result in brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities including memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning.

Please visit the American Red Cross’s website for Pool Safety Basics.

 

Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Edgar Snyder & Associates®