Teacher Newsletter

February 2016

Education Department News

Teacher of the Year

We have some of the best teachers in the industry and we know that you work hard each and every day to help children learn and grow. In an effort to recognize our outstanding teachers, Rainbow Child Care Center will be starting a Teacher of the Year program.

The following criteria will be used to nominate and select a winner; classroom management, teacher effectiveness, utilization of all curriculum components, creativity, customer service, team work, and professional development. One teacher from each school will be nominated to take place in the program. Each of our 13 regions will select a Teacher of the Region and those teachers will be placed in the running for Teacher of the Year, with one overall winner.

We are currently located in 12 states, with over 116 schools, and are constantly growing! For our teachers that are nominated, this will be a huge honor and we are very excited to support and celebrate our all of our wonderful teachers. We hope that you are as proud of our yourselves as we are! We will be working hard to recognize you for all you do as you strive to make Rainbow Child Care Center each child’s “Home Away From Home” and to help the children on their journey to kindergarten readiness and beyond.

Young Preschool, Byron Center, MI

The Young Preschool classroom in Byron Center, MI has some new friends joining their classrooms. As we work together discovering different pets for our theme this month, the Young Preschool has added two fish to their room! The students are learning how to properly feed them and take care of them.

Education Training Portal

Education Training Portal New Training Added:

The Creative Curriculum® Infant, Toddlers, and Two’s Chapter 4

The Creative Curriculum® Infant, Toddlers, and Two’s Chapter 5

The Least Restrictive Environment Infant, Toddlers and Two’s

Building the Primary Classroom: Varsity Club Chapter 1-6

Challenging Behaviors: The Basics

Challenging Behaviors: The Why

Big Body Play

The Outdoor Classroom

Rasmussen College’s School of Education

From Rasmussen College’s School of Education: These LIVE webinars will begin in January and run through March. They feature topics early childhood educators are looking for. The webinars are FREE and a Certificate of Completion will be provided to those who attend each session (per registration).

Wednesday, February 17 – 730-830pm CST – Are there Preschool Bullies? Teaching Kindness and Acceptance in the Early Years

Do bullies exist in preschool? Learn more about how to teach acceptance and kindness during our LIVE webinar! Register here: http://rasmussen.co/1PgUIcv Click on Registration

Friday, March 4 – 630-730pm CST – Let the Hullabaloo Begin: Storytelling with a Twist

Storytelling is a big part of childhood. Learn more about this great topic during our LIVE webinar! Register here: http://rasmussen.co/1RBvPeZ Click on Registration

Classroom Management Tips

10 Proven Classroom Management Tips for Preschool Teachers

Now that you’re exploring an early childhood education (ECE) career, classroom management has become a topic of interest. The key is being prepared ahead of time and learning from experts who’ve paved the way before you and identified some tried and true techniques for classroom management. http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/education/blog/classroom-management-tips/

Teacher Spotlight

Ms. Angie Karnbach has been employed at Little Pros Academy since May 2011 and works at our Heathrow location in FL. She has over 30 years experience working with children of all ages. Ms. Angie currently holds the title of Lead Preschool teacher and with her excellent knowledge of curriculum, has become our Education Specialist. She is a dedicated, creative teacher that always has a smile on her face. Ms. Angie is an valued employee that goes over and beyond our expectations.