Stringent Safety Measures Help Rainbows Continue to Provide All Services

When parents are working, they need to have their children in safe, healthy and stimulating environments. As we have all heard, there is a nationwide shortage of licensed child care providers. Many closed during 2020 and a number of them have not reopened. At Rainbows we have worked hard to keep our Early Care and […]

Mariah Roberson Prepares Preschoolers for the Next Step

On May 15, 2021 I graduated from Wichita State University with my Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Unified/Elementary Education. A week later, several of my preschool students graduated. I have been at Rainbows United for four and a half years now. There was a single week where I left to take another job […]

Building Brain Power: Infants & Toddlers need connection

As a Mental Health Specialist at Rainbows United, I have the privilege of working with children ages birth to 3 and their families. I often stress the importance of building attachment or connection with children in order to decrease unwanted behaviors. While this is true, in this article I want to elaborate on the importance […]

The Correlation Between Social/Emotional Skills and Academic Success

Over the past several years, there has been mounting evidence that shows the correlation between social emotional skills, self-regulation skills and academic achievement. For many years, so much attention had been placed on cognitive development, academic performance, “No Child Left Behind” standards, without truly emphasizing the importance of teaching social, emotional and self-regulation skills first. […]

Lights, Camera, Graduation!

Lights, Camera, Graduation! The theme for Pre-K Graduation this year was a red carpet celebration of achievements. In a year that has been remarkably different than most of us have ever known, I wondered what the ceremony had in store for everyone. The answer is it had a little bit of everything, in all the […]

As working parents, we trust Rainbows’ care

Isaac Paul Louis Anaya III “Louie” is named after his grandpa and daddy. Their birthdays are even consecutive (Grandpa-December 4, Daddy-December 5 and Louie-December 6). “You will never meet another 5-year-old with faster comebacks or funnier one-liners; he is our little comedian,” said Amanda, Louie’s mother. The family’s first experience with Rainbows was a premie […]

Paula Madsen, Assistant Teacher

Kids’ Point Assistant Teacher Paula Madsen says, “Developing relationships with our children and their families has been my biggest achievement at Rainbows.” Paula received her Associate’s Degree in Child Care and Guidance from Barton County Community. She brings 18 years of experience serving children with special needs, latchkey programs and teaching infants and toddlers with […]

Henry, Owen, and Quinn

The Reichenberger family has been part of the Rainbows’ family for 7 years. “All three of the kids, Henry (7), Owen (5), and Quinn (2), started with Rainbows from 3 months on, and we anticipate they will be there through pre-K,” said Megan, the children’s mother. “Rainbows has been a second family to us.  They […]

We Feel Extremely Lucky and Grateful

Landon, age 3, and his one-year-old sister Hollie both attend Rainbows’ Early Education and Child Care Center full time Monday through Friday.  Their parents, Ben and Jamie, are very grateful that Landon and Hollie have been able to continue child care at Rainbows during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Ben and I both continued to work full […]