Director’s Letter

Joyce Rowellrainbow child development centerDear Friends,
I am pleased to report this past year Rainbow Child Development Center celebrated its 47th year of providing high quality educational and therapeutic programs and services to at-risk children in an effort to transform their lives. Over the years children’s needs have increased in both complexity and degree. Rainbow offers an array of diverse supplemental courses to address these needs. This past year we implemented a new social emotional program, dental health education series, a family engagement series, art, music, and Young Lady Leadership program. Our staff also participated in leading edge professional development trainings focused on childhood trauma. Our Board of Directors and management team engaged in advocating changes to public policy. Our advocacy efforts in conjunction with the early education community raised awareness and resulted in a modest salary increase for early education educators. Rainbow also partnered with key legislators to ensure all children, particularly those at greatest risk, have access to early education programs with the highest quality resources, teachers and leaders. In the coming months our organization will implement a new strategic plan. Our Board of Directors and dedicated staff were tasked with thinking and acting boldly with conviction by forging unique partnerships that would create a lasting positive impact while remaining firm to our mission. We are committed to providing at-risk children with the foundation to realize their full potential by providing them a safe haven filled with opportunities, caring adults and superior programs. As you read this annual report, I hope it will remind you of our successes and how your support has improved the lives of hundreds of at-risk children.

Sincerely,
Joyce Rowell
Executive Director

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