Rainbow Child Development Center is excited to announce that 2022 marks the Center’s 50th Anniversary. Rainbow is extremely proud of this significant milestone of serving children and families for fifty years. Since the Center opened its doors in 1972, Rainbow has provided high quality early education and care to thousands of low income children and assisted in transforming their lives academically, socially and emotionally. Rainbow has also collaborated closely with parents who have entrusted their children to our programs and services.
We recognize that an important part of our longevity is due to the commitment and support of numerous businesses, foundations, agencies, board members, and individuals who have stepped forward to financially assist us to better serve our children and families. We would be remiss not to highlight the positive impact of their engagement. Without these partnerships, Rainbow would not be able to offer children the wide range of enrichment programs that complement and enhance their involvement at Rainbow.
The Center’s 50th year will be celebrated through a variety of programs and events that will culminate in a celebration exhibiting Rainbow’s many years of transforming lives.
2022 Golf Classic Save The Date
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. James McGovern Visit Rainbow Child Development Center
News coverage of the visit to discuss Child Care Plan:
Thank you to the Worcester Together Fund!
Rainbow Child Development Center is very grateful to be a recent recipient of the Recovery Grant from the Worcester Together Fund, a partnership of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and the United Way of Central Massachusetts in cooperation with the City of Worcester. This significant and important funding will assist Rainbow to purchase vital COVID-19 equipment and supplies, help to fund children’s transportation to Rainbow’s summer camp and assist new staffing requirements to meet COVID-19 restrictions. Support from the Worcester Together Fund will have a positive impact on the lives of many children and their families. Thank you to all who have donated to the Worcester Together Central Mass COVID-19 Fund and for sharing Rainbow’s commitment to invest in our most valuable resource, namely, our children.
Rainbow Supports Justice, Equity and Peace
While our doors have been closed since the middle of March due to the pandemic, our hearts and minds remain open in this pivotal time. Rainbow has been, and always will be committed to combating systemic racism, violence, and institutionalized oppression against black and brown lives. We embrace, recognize, and celebrate the diversity of the children and families that comprise the fabric of Rainbow’s community, and believe Rainbow’s children are tomorrow’s prosperity.
Racism is a learned behavior, not an inherited trait. Children’s self-perception forms their identity and attitude toward others. Rainbow’s collective focus is to ensure that all children maximize their strengths, feel empowered, and recognize their value. We will continue to offer children programs to increase their resiliency, accessibility to new opportunities, and ensure a sense of belonging based on trust and mutual respect.
The pillars of equity, inclusion, empathy, and respect are modeled by Rainbow’s administration, teachers, and staff in order to have a formative role in helping children build critical skills for navigating the complexities of race. Our teachers and staff remain committed to upholding Rainbow’s core principles:
- Creating a welcoming community by making equity and inclusion prominent priorities in our routines and environment in order for children to feel a greater sense of belonging, safety, trust, and openness.
- Encouraging self-expression by giving children the ability and validation to bring their full racial and cultural identities to Rainbow.
- Creating opportunities for discussion about racial equity using current events, cultural happenings, and pop culture to spark relevant and meaningful discussions with our children. While attention to diversity is important, it is even more critical to address equity (fairness or justice), since racism is fundamentally about power. Age-appropriate discussions include the importance of fair treatment, opportunities, and justice for everyone.
As we work to build a more just world, we stand tall within the Worcester Community and support the many brave individuals and organizations doing important work to eliminate racism.
Board Member Opportunities
Rainbow Child Development Center’s Board of Directors is looking for people to serve on the Board and Advisory Board. If you would like to learn more about the Board and Advisory Group functions, please click here.