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.
Click here for the 2017-2018 Early Learning Calendar
Registration for 2018-2019
Registration is currently open for current preschool students. Public registration begins Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
2017-2018 Financial Aid Information
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.
2017-2018 Preschool Sessions
5 day-a-week program
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 day
Preschool Frequently Asked Questions
Can I pay my child’s tuition with a credit card?
Yes, you are able to pay tuition with a credit card here. We ask that you add 4% to the monthly tuition rate to cover credit card processing fees.
When is tuition due?
Tuition is pre-paid on a monthly basis and is due on the first of each month.
Can I get a year-end tax statement?
Yes. Requests for year-end tax statements and tuition records must be made seven business days in advance to the Finance and Office Manager.
How early can I drop my child off in the morning for preschool?
The Ashley Booth Griffin CARE for Children Center opens at 7:45 am. Children cannot be dropped off before that time.
How do I know if school is canceled due to weather?
In adverse weather conditions, CARE for Children’s Executive Director will determine whether to delay or close programs or the entire agency. In the event of a closure or delay, information will be shared through the phone tree, the WESB website, Facebook and radio station. If the Bradford Area School District closes due to weather which causes hazardous conditions- CARE center based programs and the main office will close. In the past school districts have closed because of extreme cold, in those cases closures or delays are at the discretion of CARE management.
What is the Immunization Policy?
CARE for Children follows the School Vaccination Requirements for Attendance in Pennsylvania Schools: http://www.health.pa.gov/My%20Health/Immunizations/School/Pages/default.aspx#
All students shall be immunized against certain diseases in accordance with Pennsylvania statutes, unless specifically exempt for religious or medical reasons. No student shall be admitted to or permitted to attend preschool who has not been immunized in accordance with state regulations, unless provisionally admitted or exempted for medical or religious reasons. A student shall be exempt from immunization requirements whose parent/guardian objects in writing to such immunization on religious grounds (a religious exemption may also include strong moral or ethical conviction similar to a religious belief) or whose physician certifies that the student’s physical condition contraindicates immunization.
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.
CARE has two financial aid programs for our preschool students:
1.) 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 Bradford Area School District) and assistance levels will be established after July 1st.
2.) CARE is a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Program through the State of Pennsylvania’s Education Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). Scholarship funding for this program has higher income guidelines which are determined each year after July 1st. Pre-K Scholarship awards will be determined in December of each school year and are based on qualified businesses contributing to our program so funding as well as scholarship amounts may vary year-to-year.
It is recommended that all families fill out the financial aid form to ensure eligibility for scholarship funding especially if your family’s circumstances change mid-year.
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.
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