Rainbow Corner Preschool

Licensed by the PA Department of Education

General Information

For students three, four, and five years old.

  • Certified Early Childhood Educators and Experienced Preschool Staff.
  • Individualized Instruction.
  • Program based on best practice models in Early Learning.
  • Trained developmental therapists on staff.
  • SMART Board and Ipad Technology used in the classroom to support the curriculum.
  • Modern classrooms in a new facility.
  • Large outdoor learning space/playground with equipment geared for children age 2 to 7.
  • An inclusive setting for children with disabilities and developmental delays, as well as children of typical development.
  • Staff will participate in bathroom training in cooperation with a home program.

Preschool Newsletter

April 2017

Registration for 2017-2018

Registration Form

Medical Consent/Emergency Contact Form

Consent & Release/Photo Consent

Parent Handbook

Click here for the 2017-2018 Early Learning Calendar

2017-2018 Financial Aid Information

2017 Application for Tuition Assistance and Scholarship Funds

 

Preschool Curriculum & Assessments

Each Early Learning program monitors students’ development with performance indicators (expectations) based on Pennsylvania State and national standards.

Rainbow Corner Preschool utilizes several nationally recognized math, science, and literacy curriculums aligned with state and national standards and geared to provide continuity to local Kindergarten programs. Rainbow Corner uses Teaching Strategies from Creative Curriculum to document children’s progress, skills, knowledge, behavior, and academic accomplishments.  Teaching Strategies enables the teachers and aides to be responsive to each child’s developmental and educational needs.

Schedule & Tuition Information

Rainbow Corner Preschool operates on a school schedule with predetermined breaks throughout the year.

2016-2017 Preschool Sessions

3 day-a-week program
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuition: $150 per month
Tuition assistance & scholarships available for qualified families

5 day-a-week program
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuition: $250 per month

After School/Program Extended Care

11:10 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.

$2.50 per hour

Click here for the 2016-2017 Early Learning Calendar

Daily Schedule

Tuition Assistance and Pre-K Scholarship Program

CARE for Children works to keep tuition affordable for families, believing all children deserve early childhood education.The level of tuition assistance and scholarship funding is dependent upon funds raised each year.

Tuition Assistance supported by the United Way of the Bradford Area, Inc.

Tuition Assistance is available for qualified families based on a sliding fee scale (eligibility is determined by income guidelines for the free and reduced lunch program at the Bradford Area School District) and assistance will be determined in August 2015.

How Do I Apply for Tuition Assistance for My Child?

Fill out the financial aid application included in your registration packet. All your information is kept extremely confidential.   Return to CARE by August 1st, 2015

EITC Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Requirements

CARE for Children is listed as a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. The scholarships are funded by businesses that make contributions to scholarships organizations in exchange for a tax credit. The amount of scholarships available to students is contingent upon the contributions made by businesses.

To qualify for this scholarship, the parents of the student must reside in Pennsylvania.  An eligible student is at least three years of age, enrolled in a pre-kindergarten program located in Pennsylvania, and a member of a household with an annual household income of not more than $76,350, plus an additional $15,270 is permitted for each dependent child as defined by the IRS living within the same household.

Chart of Maximum Eligible Income Guidelines

Number of Dependent Children in Household Maximum Household Income for Scholarship
1 Child $91,620
2 Children $106,890
3 Children $122,160
4 Children $137,430
5 Children $152,700
6 Children $167,970
Each additional child Add $15,270

Children with Disabilities

Number of Dependent Children in Household Maximum Household Income

1 Child $92,994
2 Children $108,493
3 Children $123,992
4 Children $139,491
5 Children $154,990
6 Children $170,490
Each additional child Add $15,270

To be considered an eligible child with a disability a student must meet the following criteria: (1) Has been identified as a “child with a disability” as defined by 34 CFR-300.8; (2) Needs Special Education and related services; (3) Is enrolled in a Pre-Kindergarten Program; and (4) is a member of a household that does not exceed the maximum annual household income.

What Does It Mean If Your Family Qualifies?

For students who did not qualify for tuition assistance based on the sliding fee scale, but do qualify under Pre-K Scholarship guidelines- If funds are raised, CARE will be able to scholarship a  portion of your child’s tuition.   In 2014-2015 CARE gave away over $18,000 in scholarships and tuition assistance. CARE may also be able to add additional scholarship funds to those families that utilize the sliding fee scale.  (Note: Scholarship funds do not cover the extended after-school care program fees.)

How Do I Apply for Pre-K Scholarship Funding for My Child?

Fill out the financial aid application included in your registration packet. All your information is kept extremely confidential.   Return to CARE by August 1st, 2015

Multi-Child Discount

CARE also offers discounts for families with more than one child enrolled in our preschool program. The discount is 10% off the second child’s tuition rate and 5% for any additional children. The discount will be reflected on your monthly tuition statement.

Location

Located in the Ashley Booth Griffin CARE for Children Center
723 East Main Street- Bradford, PA 16701

Early Learning Program Participants use the Russell Boulevard Entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

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