House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. James McGovern Visit Rainbow Child Development Center
News coverage of the visit to discuss Child Care Plan:
Rainbow’s 2021 Golf Tournament – A Success!
Thank you to all sponsors, donors, golfers, board members, and volunteers who contributed to Rainbow’s successful Golf Classic! We are so grateful for your support. Because of your efforts and support Rainbow continues to empower children, give them opportunities to be successful, and ultimately transform their lives!
Enjoy photos from this wonderful event See the photos
Rainbow’s 2021 Golf Tournament Sponsors
Rainbow Child Development is grateful to our corporate sponsors. See the list of corporate sponsors.
Be the Change to Help Children Succeed
The current pandemic has led to months of school closures and unprecedented disruptions in student learning. Children learning via remote instruction, decreased instruction time and fewer opportunities for personalized interactions with teachers have together set the stage for widespread learning loss, also known as the “Covid-19 slide.” These educational challenges have the greatest impact on the population of children Rainbow serves, namely low-income, diverse children. Many of our children were previously in need of additional academic support even before schools closed their doors.
We are asking for your financial support to hire three professional educators to provide tutoring services for our school age children who are having great difficulty with remote learning for the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year. Our goal is to raise $30,000. Tutors will work during school hours three days per week when WPS only offers remote learning and tutoring with continue afterschool hours when schools reopen.
Learn more about this appeal to provide tutoring services.
YOU CAN HELP. HERE’S WHERE YOU CAN BE A HERO FOR KIDS! YOUR GIFT OF:
$5,760 will support 3 tutors for 1 month
$2,880 will support 3 tutors for 2 weeks
$1,440 will support 3 tutors for 1 week
$960 will support 1 tutor for 2 weeks
$480 will support 1 tutor for 1 week
$160 will support 1 tutor for 1 day
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.