Spring Gala 2017

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.

Successful Signature Event

Spring Gala

Rainbow Child Development Center’s (RCDC) Signature Event on April, 9 2016 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club successfully raised over $22,400! This achievement was possible through generous financial response from the Center’s community sponsors, business partners and individual donors. One highlight of the evening was a Rainbow parent’s affirmation of the Center’s positive influence on her children and family. Funds from the event will assist in supporting the Center’s on site Speech and Language Program, literacy programs, early education and care programs, cultural and healthy lifestyle programming.

RCDC Signature Event

Rainbow Child Development Center’s (RCDC) Signature Event on March 19, 2015 at The Hanover Theatre was a success and raised over $13,000. This achievement was possible through generous financial response from the Center’s community sponsors, business partners and individual donors.

Funding from the Signature Event helps to provide children with on-site Speech and Language Development Program, Play Therapy, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) courses, Fine Arts, Literacy, Raised Bed Gardening, Hydroponic Gardening and healthy lifestyle initiatives. All programs promote student achievement by fostering educational excellence.

Family Child Care Program

Our program philosophy is to provide high-quality, developmentally appropriate care to support and encourage the maximum development of each child.

Frosty’s Friends

Many agencies and business and friends have made sure that all children at Rainbow enjoy the holidays with presents
Members of Rainbow’s staff distributed gifts over the holidays.

Thank you to all of the many who donated so generously. Your kindness has made a difference in the lives of many children and families who are in significant need. (more…)

Technology is Terrific! STEM Grant Award News

The Center’s School Age Program was awarded $22,400 of grant funding from MA Department of Education to support our STEM initiative entitled “ Technology is Terrific !” Each week, over 130 students at City View, Belmont and Edward Street participate in a STEM program lead by Kim Bent, founder of Catch the Science Bug. Kim guides students how to construct Simple Machines and Simple Tools using Legos.

Charlie Baker’s Visit

On February 7, 2014 Republican candidate for Governor, Charlie, his wife Lauren and Karyn Polito, candidate for Lieutenant Governor visited Rainbow Child Development Center. The visit comprised of Joyce Rowell, Ex. Director, providing an overview of The Center. Each of Rainbow’s three programs displayed samples of student’s work that ranged from Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Art, Literature and Creative Movement Programs.

The Bakers, Karyn Polito and Baker Campaign Team were impressed with Rainbow’s cross functional work with State Agencies, Foundations, nonprofit and private sector. They clearly understood the importance of quality early childhood programs for disadvantage children is cost efficient, close the achievement gap and ultimately improve economic productivity.

Their visit concluded with Charlie reading a book to preschool students.

Imagimotion Kidz thrive on exercise, healthy eating

Published December 28, 2013 by telegram.com

The staff at Worcester’s Rainbow Child Development Center on Edward Street knew that in order to combat the national trends toward obesity among low-income children, they would have to enlist some help. That help comes in the form of fun stretches, teamwork and good food — perhaps eliciting more laughter and giggles than one might expect when talking about such serious subject matter.

Between a high reliance on processed food and working parents who are less likely to have time for fitness-related activities, the pint-sized patrons at RCDC — like kids from financially challenged households across the country — have a couple of chips stacked against them in the national war against obesity. (more…)

Holiday Outing with the Worcester Sharks

On December 13, 2013 the Worcester Sharks provided Raninbow Child Development Center preschool students and their families with Christmas Gifts. Thank you to the the Worcester Sharks