Over the Rainbow Learning Centers to offer State Pre-K Classrooms this fall!!!
Over the Rainbow Learning Centers are committed to providing quality child care for children in our community. Our Johnston location opened in 2006 and Providence in 2012. Over the Rainbow provides an environment for all children that is welcoming, friendly, safe, and nurturing. Our teachers create a positive climate and are supportive of children’s feelings and emotions. Children learn that they are responsible for being kind, respectful, and co-operative with their peers and teachers. Our goal is to constantly improve and have received and maintained a four-star rating from BrightStars for both of our centers. We have recently been accepted into the high-quality Rhode Island State Pre-K expansion program and have been granted 2 new State Pre-K classrooms.
State Pre-K is available for families with children age 4 (must be 4 by September 1, 2020) regardless of ethnicity or socio-economic background. The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) states "Research shows that attending high quality early childhood education programs helps children develop important social and cognitive skills and knowledge that prepares them to succeed in school." The state started the program in 2009 and was ranked in the top four states for program quality in 2019, by The National Institute for Early Education Research.
Over the Rainbow is extremely excited to have been given this opportunity to host State Pre-K. The program is one of the most prestigious in the nation and our team is ready for the challenge! Our centers are a wonderful environment for learning and Pre-K will be a great addition to our programs. Minerva Waldron - Director
To provide this service, Over the Rainbow is anticipating hiring new staff as well as renovating our facilities to meet the State Pre-K standards as well as comply with the State of Rhode Island's Covid safety protocols.
Over the Rainbow continues to make strides in advocation for children, staff, and the community. We are very proud and very much looking forward to new beginnings and any possible opportunity to continue to advocate. State Pre-K is available via a lottery that ends on July 5, 2020. Please apply via the website http://www3.ride.ri.gov/pklottery or call our centers if you have any questions. Over the Rainbow's website is https://www.overtherainbowlearningcenters.com/. Our phone numbers are Johnston - (401) 383-4664, Providence (401) 383-0068.