Family Child Care

Rainbow Child Development Center’s Family Child Care transforms the lives of dozens of at-risk children and their families by providing high quality education and care to children six weeks to 2.9 years old.  Research has reported that the initial months and years of a child’s life are crucial to laying the foundation for future learning and development.  Early education plays a vital role in each child’s development. Primary experiences greatly influence the foundation for adult productivity.  Rainbow Child Development Center’s Educators assess children’s progress quarterly using the Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment, aligned with the department of MA Early Education and Care.

Family Child Care Program Highlight

Family Child Care Educators take an active role in the Center’s nutrition and healthy lifestyle programs. Educators provide children under their care with breakfast, lunch and snack daily.  stretch their food budgets and cook healthy meals so their children get nutritious food at homeAll Educators participated in Cooking Matters, a national food program taught by nutritionists to make healthier choices and cook delicious affordable meals. Cooking Matters has been featured by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign and recognized by the Department of Agriculture for excellence in nutrition education.Cooking Matters teaches participants to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals. Founded in 1993, Cooking Matters and thousands of volunteer instructors have helped more than 265,000 low-income families in communities across the country learn how to eat better for lessCooking Matters has empowered families with the skills to stretch their food budgets and cook healthy meals so their children get nutritious food at home.