Rainbow Chimes Child Care

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

Parent Testimonials

At Rainbow Chimes, we communicate with parents in a multitude of different ways, including:

At Enrollment. Parents are given an initial tour and orientation session, as well as our Program Handbook and Curriculum Booklet. Feel free to explore this website as often as you wish to become familiar with our program philosophies and activities of our early childhood education program.

In the Front Hallway. Check for special information on our white announcement board and on-going information, such as the Monthly Menu and Calendar, on the Parent Bulletin Board.

Daily Communications via LifeCubby Kiosks in Classrooms. To provide a positive atmosphere for your child’s development, good communication is essential. We need to know information about your child that may affect his day at the Center (i.e. poor sleep, physical or emotional difficulties, medication, etc.). Every morning, quickly let us know anything important at the classroom kiosk and we will keep you updated about lesson plans and your child’s day in real time.

LifeCubby is a secure web and mobile “digital backpack” app that will keep us connected to you through daily photos and descriptions of your child’s activities, meals, etc., plus live messaging, while you are at work. We use LifeCubby as a virtual developmental journal to track your child’s growth, organize important information, and to create portfolios. You and your child may access this information whenever you like, for years to come!

Face-to-Face Communications. We are available every day to discuss your child’s daily activities, health, and interactions with you. You may speak with your child’s Teaching Team, Supervisor, Director, Nurse, or Support Staff via telephone, or at drop-off and pick-up times. If there is a concern that needs discussion, let us know right away. If necessary, we will schedule a meeting at a mutually convenient time to address any concerns you might have.

  • Be sure to check these on a daily basis: classroom bulletin boards; individual cubbies for things to go home; and folders or mailboxes for notices, letters, and invitations to events, etc.

Email Messages. Sometimes, we may also communicate with parents via E-Mail. Should you wish to get a message to us, please send it to: business@RainbowChimes.org.

Meetings & Workshops. Parents are encouraged to attend various meetings in the course of the year. The format of these meetings may be an informational seminar covering pertinent or timely topics; it may also be a one-on-one review of development or a concern which is being encountered with your child.

  • All parents must attend an Annual Kick-Off Meeting in late September, to be apprised of the Center’s focus and goals for the coming school year. We will also inform you of NYS regulations, RCI policies, Emergency Preparation, and various parental obligations.

We also schedule formal semi-annual conferences with parents to appraise our performance and your child’s progress, usually in the spring and late fall of each year. In preparation for these Parent-Teacher Conferences, the Teaching Team puts in many hours to compile anecdotal records, assemble portfolios, and assess every child’s development. Parents are requested to honor the Teaching Team’s efforts by attending their children’s conferences.

Annual Survey. We also ask parents to participate in our annual confidential survey to determine general satisfaction levels and to elicit comments about our performance.

Center-wide Family Visiting Days. We offer special Visiting Days every month so you can share a planned activity with your child (often related to the monthly curriculum focus):

January – Winter Wonderland
February – Valentine’s Day Breakfast
March – Pet Show
April – Spring Fling
May – Mother’s Day Breakfast/Tea
June – Father’s Day Breakfast/Tea
July – “Beach Party”
August – Carnival
September – Welcome Night
October – Harvest Festival
November – ShareFeast
December – Holiday Party

Special Center Events. Rainbow Chimes sponsors events that invite the participation of the entire family. In the past, we have hosted Family Picnics, Multi-cultural Buffet Dinners, Open Houses, Summer Barbecues, Carnivals, etc. Please come!

Parent REPs. Rainbow Chimes organizes a system whereby Parent Representatives volunteer to act as a liaison between the participants of the Center and RCI management. This system permits anonymity, encourages communication, and minimizes problems. Family Rep phone numbers are posted to encourage other parents to feel comfortable making contact.

Family Advisors. We also maintain a Family Advisory Council, generally comprised of Family Reps, to provide a forum for the formal discussion and review of any curriculum, policy, and social issues that may be pertinent to the Center and its participants.

Newsletter. We periodically publish our newsletter, The Rainbow Times, to keep parents and community members informed of our activities.

Community Interaction. Rainbow Chimes encourages interaction between our agency and the community we serve. By sponsoring support groups, conferences, seminars and community events, we offer our services and expertise to anyone requiring it. An information and referral network with local community service agencies contributes to program enhancements and provides services directly to children and their families.

“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.” – Suelem Artzt

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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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