Teacher Newsletter

June 2015


Rainbow Child Care Center demonstrates a commitment to quality care and education through NECPA accreditation and we are pleased to announce our newly accredited school in Chelsea,Michigan. NECPA Accreditation requires us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care. Pursuing accreditation is voluntary and demonstrates our ongoing commitment of meeting quality standards through excellence in education. The accreditation process is comprised of a rich self-assessment process involving parents, staff and program management to reach for a higher level of quality in early education.

Cathy and her team are committed to implementing and upholding the highest quality standards and best practices when serving each and every family. At Rainbow Child Care Center, we are confident that children are receiving the best care and education possible. Our passionate teachers and research-based curriculum meet early childhood content standards and best practices.

Congratulations Cathy!!

Rainbow Education Department News

Photo & Vocabulary Cards:

During the week of June 8-12, 2015 your school will receive June Photo & Vocabulary Cards. Please ensure you receive your classroom cards as well as tabs for the summer months. You will receive July & August cards the first week of July.

Pre-K Academy:

Please remember the Pre-K Academy classroom will continue to implement the monthly projects during the summer months as we continue to focus on Kindergarten readiness.

Sample Lesson Plans:

Did you know the Education Department writes sample lesson plans to support and guide your curriculum instruction? They are located on Google Docs. > Lesson Plans > Sample Lesson Plans.

Curriculum Theme Books 2015-2016:

The Education Department is currently updating the Curriculum Theme book for this school year. Each classroom will receive a copy in the August curriculum shipment. A digital copy will also be available on Google Docs.

Lisa Partlow

Education Director

Education Buzzword

Individual Learning Styles

This term refers to the way each individual students learns best. For example, some students are more visual learners, while others are kinesthetic. Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory focuses on the different learning styles each child can have. Teachers can use this theory to figure out how each student learns best, then present their lessons in a way that will suit all learning styles. For example, when presenting a science lesson the teacher can use a visual aid for the visual learners, and a tactile experience for the kinesthetic learners.

Theorist of the Month

Albert Bandura Psychologist

In social learning theory Albert Bandura (1977) states behavior is learned from the environment through the process of observational learning.Unlike Skinner, Bandura (1977) believes that humans are active information processors and think about the relationship between their behavior and its consequences. Observational learning could not occur unless cognitive processes were at work.

Reinforcement can be external or internal and can be positive or negative. If a child wants approval from parents or peers, this approval is an external reinforcement, but feeling happy about being approved of is an internal reinforcement. A child will behave in a way which it believes will earn approval because it desires approval.

Positive (or negative) reinforcement will have little impact if the reinforcement offered externally does not match with an individual's needs. Reinforcement can be positive or negative, but the important factor is that it will usually lead to a change in a person's behavior.

Resource of the Month

Promoting Executive Function Life Skills is the basis of our work on Mind in the Making.

Mind in the Making developed by Families and Work Institute (FWI), is an unprecedented effort to share the science of children’s learning with the general public, families and professionals who work with children and families.

  • Focus and Self Control
  • Perspective Taking
  • Communicating
  • Making Connections
  • Critical Thinking
  • Taking on Challenges
  • Self-Directed, Engaged Learning

Teacher Spotlight

The Pre-K Academy Teachers at Little Pros Academy of Leesville, North Caroline, Ms. Felecia and Ms. Angela define teamwork and creativity. They truly represent Early Childhood Education at its finest. This classroom always follows the guidelines, but always take it one step higher and out of the box to consistently challenge their children and engage them every day. When you walk into the classroom, it “SCREAMS THE THEME!” and you can tell the children participated willingly in all of the activities, because they are so excited to tell you about theirs. This classroom gives the "home away from home" feel to a T and has successfully and consistently made these children LOVE learning! That is what it is all about for sure! Felecia is Leesville's Education Specialist and it is apparent that together, these two are a dynamic duo. They are reliable and excited to see what is next in these children and their development. Clearly it is a PASSION for them and that is why they ROCK at it!

-Kim Dickens

Employee Education Conference Day 2015

Save the Date!!

Employee Education Conference Day will be held on Friday, September 4, 2015. The Education & Operations Department are currently developing the content to make this a successful educational experience for your continued professional development.

Training Topics:

  • Child Abuse and Neglect / Mandated Reporting
  • The Learning Environment
  • Supervision
  • Customer Service
  • Positive Guidance