Thank you to all who contributed to Rainbow Child Development Center’s (RCDC) Signature Gala at The Haven Country Club on April 1, 2017. The Gala was a success and RCDC exceeded its goal and raised $26,000! The Gala’s proceeds will directly improve the lives of over two hundred and fifty children between the ages of 6 weeks up to 13 years old who are in need.
Funding will assist in continuing the Center’s on-site Speech and Language Development Program, Play Therapy, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) courses, Fine Arts, Literacy, Gardening, Parent Trainings, Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives and the total renovation of the Center’s outdoor play space. All programs promote student achievement by fostering educational excellence, holistic development and physical well being. Our business and community partners, board, and friends provide a significant role in transforming the lives of at-risk children and facilitating low income families to become self-sufficient.
About Rainbow Child Development Center
Rainbow Child Development Center (RCDC ) marked its forty-second year of providing innovative programs and services to 300 children daily. The Center’s academic curriculum and services have fueled children’s talents,
health, confidence, and resilience.
Each of the Center’s three programs, Family Child Care, Preschool and the Extended Learning School Age Program increased its holistic mix of interactive instruction. This resulted in children improving their academic skills and identifying their talents. Curriculum frameworks were formed which provided children new opportunities to further develop their academic competencies, enhance their strengths, reduce their challenges, take on healthy decision-making, and thrive.
The Center’s essential work cannot be alone. Collaboration is no longer a choice for early education and care programs, it is a necessity. Community partnerships are an essential component in order to address the increasingly diverse and often daunting needs of children and families in Worcester.
New and enhanced programs RCDC’s community partners supported:
- Technology is Terrific & Magnificent Minds-Study of Brain Growth
- Gardening and Nutrition
- African Art Education
- Summer Science Program
- Creative Movement
- Fine Art
- Preschool Speech and Language
- Library without Walls
- Social Emotional Therapy
Rainbow Child Development Center’s dedicated staff, board members, community partners, and volunteers are opening doors of opportunity, transforming lives, and reducing families reliance on public assistance.