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Rainbow Chimes Child Care Center

320 Broadway Greenlawn
Huntington, NY 11743

(631) 427-6300


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Rainbow Chimes Inc. was founded in 1980 to provide developmentally enriched, safe and nurturing program for young children. Our centers feature engaging environments and an active learning approach with the daily schedule and range of services that are the hallmark of exceptional care. We are committed to family education and service in a high-quality educational setting.

To ensure quality early childhood education and care, Rainbow Chimes continually monitors three essential elements of our program: the staff, the facility and the curriculum. We believe that carefully selected, well-trained personnel working in a setting specifically designed to implement a proven educational approach are essential to the successful operation of our school.

Parents, staff, and volunteers all support the Rainbow Chimes Centers in myriad ways, through Investiture & Special Service opportunities. Leadership training and development, expanded services and frequent opportunities for family involvement are among the many signs of Rainbow Chimes distinction.

Rainbow Chimes encourages interaction between our agency and the community it serves. By sponsoring support groups, conferences, seminars and community parties we offer our services and expertise to anyone requiring it. We also publish a newsletter, The Rainbow Times, to help keep our community informed of center activities.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Infant and Toddler Daily Routine (Sample)

6:00-8:00 Children arrive. Parents greeted. Morning greeting. Small group play. Intersocial Relationships.
8:00-8:30 ‘Sense of Self' Enhancement Activity. Hand washing. Prepare for Breakfast.
8:30-9:00 Breakfast.
9:00-9:30 Music.
9:30-10:00 Choose and Do. (Key Experiences)
10:00-10:30 Small Group Time. (Key Experiences)
10:30-11:00 Exploring Self-Space. Outdoor Play. Buggy Ride.
11:00-11:30 Sense of Self Enhancement Activity. Prepare for Lunch.
11:30-12:00 Lunch.
12:00-1:00 Communication focus. (Rest time for nappers*)
1:00-1:30 Exploring Objects. Art Activity.
1:30-2:00 Physical Development (large muscle).
2:00-2:30 Small Group Time.
2:30-3:00 Afternoon greeting time.
3:00-3:30 Snack.
3:30-4:00 Time. Outdoor Play. Buggy Ride.
4:00-4:30 Small Group Time.
4:30-5:00 Social Relationships.
5:00-6:00 Small Group Play. Evening Greeting Time. Parents pick up.
Excerpted from the preschool's website