Rainbow Day Care Centers Inc. was founded in March 1982 by Michele Kindya and Marilynn Hopkins, to serve the needs of Pre-School children aged 12 months to six years in the Marine Park area of Brooklyn, New York. In May of 1997 Rainbow extended it's facility to include full time day care to children aged two to five years in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, New York. In June 2001 Rainbow opened a Staten Island location, also known as Stepping Stones Pre School, in the town of Huguenot.
All locations are licensed by the Board of Health and have been approved by the Board of Education to provide a Universal Pre-Kindergarten program. Stepping Stones Pre-School admits students of any race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin.
Our centers foster the development of a positive self-image through various age appropriate learning activities. It is the goal of the center to provide the children with the necessary foundation upon which the building blocks of learning are based.
We want to nurture the whole child. We have an enriched program that is both child-centered and academically oriented. We help children learn through play and offer age appropriate activities. We understand that every child is different, and that they learn at their own speed. We give formal and informal learning opportunities. We try to create a balance between teacher-directed and child-initiated activities. The main goals of our learning center are to develop socialization, listening skills, and creative thinking.