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Rainbow School, Fayetteville

US Fayetteville NC 28304
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Message from the Director

Rainbow School strives to be a vital role in the children's early years of exploration and development. we feel that because of our dedication and commitment that this would be the right setting for children and families. Every child that enters our doors automatically becomes a part of our center's family.
We believe strongly in the importance of creating an atmosphere to aid in the cognitive, language, physical, and creative skills that young children are developing each day. Rainbow School's commitment to our families is to provide a safe, loving, and nurturing environment that parents feel comfortable leaving their child in. All children are unique and require individual emotional and physical needs that we promise to meet. Our desire is not only be the child's "home away from home," but also to be a positive experience they will remember for a lifetime.

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Center
Daycare Center
Hours
Ages
6 weeks - 11 years
Kindergarten
No
Before School Care
Yes
After School Care
Yes
Accreditation
No
Meals Provided
Yes
Transportation
No

Highlights

  • Spacious and bright facilities with lots of natural light
  • Large outdoor play area with a renovated playground
  • Close proximity to elementary schools: Honeycutt, Stoney Point, New Century

Our Impressions

Rainbow School is a well-established child care center that has been in operation for over 20 years. The school is owned and operated by Debra Rickstrom, the school director who is always on site. Facilities are bright with lots of natural light and large outdoor play area. The school's spacious open floor plan and wooden furniture and toys create a natural and pleasant atmosphere. Walls are well-decorated with lots of artwork. Some classrooms have class pets such as a parrot or a guinea pig. This large child care center is recommended to those looking for a play-based teaching philosophy.

School Environment

Rainbow School is a 3-star child care center that has been in operation for 23 years. The center accepts children as young as 6 weeks through 5 years old and offers before and after school care for children up to 11 years old. Rainbow School can accommodate children with special needs.

The center is located near Honeycutt, Stoney Point, and New Century elementary schools. With its open door policy, the center encourages parents to stop by at any time. The center offers full and half-day program options and drop-in care for emergencies.

The center accepts government subsidies that cover the entire tuition. Meals are provided and special dietary needs and allergies can be accommodated, although food brought from home cannot be served. Nursing mothers are encouraged to stop by the center during the day or bring breast milk for their baby. The school has a standard sick policy but does not allow for reduced tuition due to illness or vacation.

Learning Environment

Rainbow School uses a play-based teaching philosophy that encourages children to learn through play. The center offers a loving environment and focuses on art and music, which are part of daily curriculum. American Sign Language is also taught. Skill assessments are conducted three or more times a year.

The school is not religious, but focuses on teaching universal values, including patience, respect, kindness, tolerance etc. Curriculum is theme-based with a character building component that also teaches children manners. Discipline takes place through redirection.

Rainbow School is a large center with space for 126 children. With a large renovated playground onsite, children get one hour of daily outdoor activity. In the summer, the center offers summer camp and children over 5 years old also go on fieldtrips.

Teachers

Lead teachers at the Rainbow School have at least a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) and 2 or more years of relevant work experience. All staff have at least a high school diploma and are CPR and First Aid certified. The school also has a low turnover rate; teachers tend to stay at the school for 5-10 years. The school communicates with parents on a daily basis.

Safety

Rainbow School is gated and has closed-circuit security cameras. All staff undergoes a background check that is repeated every three years. Toys are washed daily and any injuries (bumps and scrapes) are reported to parents with an immediate phone call, verbally at pick-up, as well as in writing.

Message from the Director

Rainbow School strives to be a vital role in the children's early years of exploration and development. we feel that because of our dedication and commitment that this would be the right setting for children and families. Every child that enters our doors automatically becomes a part of our center's family.

We believe strongly in the importance of creating an atmosphere to aid in the cognitive, language, physical, and creative skills that young children are developing each day. Rainbow School's commitment to our families is to provide a safe, loving, and nurturing environment that parents feel comfortable leaving their child in. All children are unique and require individual emotional and physical needs that we promise to meet. Our desire is not only be the child's "home away from home," but also to be a positive experience they will remember for a lifetime.