Excellence Breeds Excellence
Rainbow Station believes that excellence breeds excellence. Our commitment is to excellence in everything we do. We take to heart our corporate values of community, integrity, innovation, diversity, and ownership—far more than just words on paper, we live our values every day. And we set rigorous standards for teacher qualifications, curriculum development, and professional nursing care in every one of our schools.
Each of our classrooms is led by highly trained degreed or certified teachers who are passionate about their impact on children’s lives. We have developed detailed processes and protocols to ensure faculty/staff satisfaction and retention—giving children and families the continuity of care they need. We empower our teachers for success in the classroom, encouraging flexibility and creativity within our curriculum guidelines that enhance the learning process. And full-time pediatric nurses oversee the health, safety, and well-being of all children in our schools.
After all, we know that even more than our unique facilities, and even more than our curriculum, it is our teachers and nurses who make the everyday difference at Rainbow Station.
We Take Pride in Our Schools, and It Shows
But don’t take our word for it, Rainbow Station has been recognized by many national education associations and independent groups for its overall excellence.
Rainbow Station, The Village at Rainbow Station, and the Get Well Place are all fully licensed and nationally accredited programs. In fact, we are among the few preschools and school-age recreation programs to achieve national accreditation based on stringent standards set by national accrediting bodies.
We are accredited by:
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
- National AfterSchool Association (NAA)
See your individual school's site to learn the accreditations achieved by that location.
The Advantage of Accreditation
Achieving accreditation requires meeting high quality standards set by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAECP), and minimum standards established by each state. The Academy, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), administers the industry’s only national, voluntary, and professionally sponsored accreditation system. Accredited early childhood programs voluntarily undergo a comprehensive process of internal self-study and external professional review to verify compliance with the Academy’s stringent criteria—providing an outside objective validation of the program’s quality.
While the accreditation process examines the total early childhood program, it emphasizes the quality of interactions between staff and children, and the developmental appropriateness of the curriculum. The professional review also includes:
- Health and safety
- Faculty/staff qualifications
- Communication with families
- Physical environment
- Nutrition and food service
High standards. Every day.
The Academy considers the nature of the child’s daily experience to be the most important criteria. At Rainbow Station, we take this very seriously. We strive to ensure our teacher/child interaction is second to none. Each classroom is led by a qualified instructor who creates a rich learning environment, and is dedicated to nurturing acceptance, security, and confidence through meaningful, consistent interaction and relationships with children and parents.
Our NAEYC accreditation status sets us apart from other schools by demonstrating key quality indicators parents want for their children:
- Low faculty/staff turnover
- Trained and educated teachers
- A commitment to learning through play
Rainbow Station is not just a unique school, it is a nationally recognized school of excellent education, care, and support focused on the development of your whole child—heart, mind, and body.
Only six percent of child development centers and preschools have achieved accreditation. That means only six percent of schools nationwide are sure to offer low child-teacher ratios, follow a curriculum emphasizing individual interests and talents, teach children how to learn, and offer an environment in which children are happy, relaxed, and involved with play. You’ll find all that and more at Rainbow Station.