Rainbow Chimes Child Care

The Most Dependable & Affordable
Early Education & Care In Huntington New York

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RCInnerPage16Staff Provisions: Our Executive Director is a registered nurse. She oversees Rainbow Chimes’ written Health Care Plan and policies, and is consulted on numerous child health matters. In addition, all staff are trained in First Aid become Child CPR-certified after an initial period of employment. In addition, several staff members are NYS Medication Administration Training (MAT) certified. Our Chef, along with certain administrative and other staff members, have attained the Suffolk County Food Mangers Certification.

Physical Examination: Before attending day care at the Center, each child must have a completed medical examination form, signed by a health practitioner within the past year. Immunization requirements must also be met before a child may attend. We may not, by law, allow a participant to remain enrolled without up-to-date immunizations or a current medical form. A new form must be submitted every year. Please notify us of any inoculations, medications, or health changes/problems.

Special Medical Conditions: Be sure to notify us in writing of any special medical conditions which warrant attention—ESPECIALLY ALLERGIES!

Health Screenings: We observe children for signs of illness or injury every day. In addition, we may conduct various health and development screenings, such as vision checks, as indicated or throughout the year.

Injuries & First Aid: For minor injuries, the Center is equipped with a Sick Bay where simple first aid is administered. In case of serious injuries you will be notified immediately while the child is taken to the hospital. Parents MUST keep the Center informed of their most current emergency telephone numbers, and at least two alternate contacts in case parents cannot be reached.

Medication Policies: New York State law prohibits the dispensing of prescription medication unless a physician’s written order is presented and an authorization form is completed by the parent. NYS regulation also restricts over-the-counter medication dispensation without a physician’s order and/or parental consent. A faxed order, signed by the doctor, is acceptable.

Any topical products, such as diaper ointment, sunscreens or insect repellent, must be approved in writing by the parent prior to use on the child.

Illness and Exclusion: According to volumes of respected research, exposure and built-up resistance to colds, viruses or other minor childhood illnesses in group care will actually strengthen a child’s immune system. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children need not be excluded from education and care programs unless any of the following exists, in which case exclusion from the Center is required:

  1. Illness that prevents the child from participating comfortably in program activities.
  2. Illness that calls for greater care than the staff can provide without compromising the health, safety and participation of other children.
  3. Unusual lethargy, irritability, persistent crying, difficulty breathing or other signs of possible severe illness.
  4. Vomiting, diarrhea, fever over 101°, undiagnosed rash or mouth sores, wet “productive” cough. If your child has vomiting, diarrhea or a fever we must allow 24 hours after these symptoms have gone before returning to the Center.
  5. Contagious conditions such as strep throat, purulent conjunctivitis, impetigo, etc. require 24 hours after treatment has been initiated before the child may return to the Center.
  6. Head lice, scabies, ringworm, until the morning after the first treatment.
  7. Communicable diseases such as Chicken Pox, Measles, Mumps, etc. require a specific number of days after the onset of the accompanying rash before the child may return. Call your child’s doctor or the Center for info.

Please notify the Center and keep your child at home if s/he has any of the above symptoms or conditions. If your child becomes ill at the Center, and the Director or Supervisor feels that s/he is too ill to remain at school, we will notify you or your emergency contact to take her/him home immediately.

Absentees: If your child is ill and/or cannot attend for any reason, please advise us by 8:00 am of the day of the absence.

Child Abuse: Children are active, and typical cuts and bruises obtained at home or the Center are a natural part of their young lives. Even so, we must ask you to explain how your child became injured while away from the Center. As mandated reporters, if the Directors at Rainbow Chimes detect or believe that a child is being abused in any way, we will contact the proper authorities without hesitation.

Sanitation & Fresh Air: We use a number of sanitation techniques at the Center to disinfect and to dilute the germ pool, such as opening the windows every day. Our philosophy is that all children who attend the Center are well enough to go outside for fresh air. A doctor’s written statement attesting otherwise, and our ability to cover child-to-staff ratios are required in order to grant a very rare exclusion to this policy. Please be sure to provide boots, hats, and gloves during the late fall and winter months for your child’s outdoor comfort and safety.

 

“My daughter’s been there since she was about four months old and I really like the place. The infant rooms especially. They have very consistent and very good teachers. I call them teachers because they really take care of the kids. They teach them. She’s pretty good with manners, saying please and thank you and telling you when she is done with her food, and she’s two now. She says she loves going to school and playing with her friends. And cost-wise also, it’s comparable.” – Gayatrri Musraca

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I take my kids to Rainbow Chimes because as a working parent it is important for me to feel that my kids are in a safe place, where they can have fun, learn and I do not worry.

I take my kids to Rainbow Chimes because as a working parent it is important for me to feel that my kids are in a safe place, where they can have fun, learn and I do not worry. Both my kids have been going there since they were three months old. They started as infants, and now they’re going to be 13 and 10. As a working mom, especially in the city, both my husband and I are not close by. The fact that we’ve been using it for 13 years must say something. We never have had an issue. I felt comfortable that they would care for my infant, especially my first; it was a very hard thing to do to leave your three-month-old with a daycare center. They put them on a schedule; they kept them clean. I thought it was outstanding. They provided us with detailed reports on what our kids were doing each day so you felt that even though you weren’t there with your children you were able to know how their day went and whether they said a couple of words, or at school age did other things. We love Jay. The kids are picky eaters, and even if they didn’t like the meal, there’s was always a healthy alternative. One of the main reasons why we chose Rainbow Chimes was both my husband and I work in the city and we would leave early and get home late. Rainbow Chimes provided hours starting at six o’clock. If we were running late they worked with us. It helped with the stress of working full-time. Looking at Rainbow Chimes compared to other day care options, we found that the services Rainbow Chimes offered our kid was way above everything else. From the time they were infants, the care that they gave to them, the schedule they provided them, the lunches, the breakfast, the snacks, all we found to be exceptional, nutritional.
Robyn Drucker

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Rainbow Chimes is a place that I know my son is safe, he loves it there and the food is great

Compared to the other daycares, it’s not really more expensive for the quality of food, and the structure, cleanness and the safety. One of the things that I loved there is the playground’s very safe. my son never got hurt in there. Jay the cook, he’s amazing. I was there at lunch time, I just want sit down at the place myself. The food always just smells delicious and it looks really good. My son always eats a lot, it’s really nutritious food. It just looked like he really cooks for a restaurant. Before he wasn’t in a daycare that really followed through or anything. It was more of a place that he was just there. At Rainbow Chimes I noticed that his behavior changed. And I noticed that that at Rainbow Chimes it’s more structured. He knows it’s time to play, it’s time to eat, it’s time to study, it’s time to read. He already got that down there and I know that that’s a lot to do with the curriculum that they have in school. I noticed that my son, even though he’s just two and a half, every word he sees he’s spelling it, he’s saying the alphabet, he’s singing the alphabet song. He’s eager to show every time. He sees something, he’s pointing, he’s telling us. He has confidence.Everybody’s just amazing. Everybody knows everybody. The people from maintenance, they know your name, they say good morning to you when they see you in the morning. Even though I’m not there, I really know everything that happened not only because they tell me, they write in the papers. So I know what he ate, what he didn’t eat, how much he ate, what he played, what books they’ve read. And at the end of the day, she always tells me this happened, that happened. They talk to the kids in their level, but it’s not baby talk or anything like that. It’s in a way that they understand what the message is, but it’s still being delivered to a child. My son was a little behind with his speech. They really work with him and I noticed a lot of progress. I recommend Rainbow Chimes because it’s a place where you’re going to leave your kid, your most precious gift, and you’re not going to have to worry about it. You know that he’s safe, he’s happy, he’s playing, and you’re just going to have a peace of mind that your son is being well taken care of.
Suelem Artzt

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