Drum Roll Please: Rainbow Academy® of Clifton is Now Enrolling

New Jersey-Based Child Care Franchise Company Raises the Curtain on its First Early Learning Center in Passaic County

September 23, 2013 // Franchising.com // Piscataway – Rainbow Academy® is proud to introduce the children and working parents of New Jersey's Passaic County to the newest school in its growing "Family of Early Learning Centers" – Rainbow Academy of Clifton. Operated by Center Director, Jaime McCrady and co-owners Peter Patel, Kal Patel, Dave Saltzman, and Vicki Tripodo, this latest addition to the New Jersey-based child care franchise company is already being very well received by local families. The state-of-the-art facility – located at 1046 Route 46 West in Clifton – features a biometric entry system, cameras in every classroom, air circulation system, and a dedicated staff of highly trained teachers who are all CPR and First Aid-certified. Beyond Rainbow Academy's safety measures and friendly staff, McCrady credits the Rainbow Academy "Circle of Care" philosophy with the excellent reputation the childcare company has cultivated since its launch in 1997.

"The 'Circle of Care' is at the core of what makes Rainbow Academy Early Learning Centers so exceptional," explains Clifton Director McCrady – an early childhood educator and Montclair State/Mean University graduate. "Our staff specializes in attending to the needs of the entire family- children AND parents. We know that we must be mindful of the parents' needs in order to receive the opportunity to care for their child. We do that by providing extended hours of operation, innovative communication tools like our Tadpoles® app, and a secure online 'window' into the classroom called ParentView® so that they can feel connected to their child throughout their workday. At the same time, we must consider the needs of the child in order to establish the bonds necessary to effectively educate and nurture them. The Rainbow Academy curriculum and enrichment programs are designed to help infants, toddlers, and preschool children meet key developmental milestones through a detailed scope and sequence for each age group. Each lead teacher uses these to design their own lesson plans in order to foster the growth of the whole child. With caring at the root of all we do, we are able to lay the foundation for a meaningful, lasting relationship with each and every Rainbow Academy family."

Co-owner Vicki Tripodo will also serve alongside McCrady at Rainbow Academy of Clifton, as owner-operator involvement is another important element of the company's long-standing success. Tripodo is a certified teacher with 17 years of classroom experience. This Douglas College graduate has also been running a children's theater program at the Forum Theater in Metuchen for the past 5 years. Her love for children inspired her to become a part of the Rainbow Academy franchise.

"We are so happy to be a part of the Clifton community," says Tripodo. "The Rainbow Academy concept thrives in diverse communities, and we have assembled a wonderful group of nurturing, knowledgeable, and experienced teachers that are representative of the community we serve. Our lead teachers are certified with Bachelors and Associates Degrees or Certificates in Early Childhood Development. Parents who enroll their children at Rainbow Academy of Clifton can be confident that their child is receiving an exceptional education and the highest quality of care in a safe and loving environment. At the same time – through the use of technology in our classrooms, such as tablets and interactive whiteboards – our children will embrace innovation in order to proactively prepare them for the future."

Rainbow Academy of Clifton is now enrolling! Tripodo, McCrady and the rest of the team wish to welcome prospective families to tour their new facility. To inquire about enrollment or schedule a personal tour, please call 973-777-2377 or e-mail jmccrady@rainbowacademy.com. Special promotions are currently available for early enrollees. The remainder of 2013 will be packed full of activities that range from parades and holiday musicals to a Grand Opening Celebration that will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, bubble party, demonstrations, games, children's activities, refreshments and more. The Grand Opening Celebration is slated to take place on October 5, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"Rainbow Academy is thrilled to be expanding in Clifton," says Guy Falzarano, Founder, President & CEO of Rainbow Academy. "This is our first center in Passaic County and will be joined by over 25 new locations that are under development throughout the tri-state area. With our Rutherford and Fair Lawn centers nearby, our new Clifton center is the perfect addition to the Rainbow Academy family."

About Rainbow Academy®

Established in 1997 by Guy and Julia Falzarano, Rainbow Academy Early Learning Centers has grown steadily, right along with the children it nurtures, from one center to fifteen locations. With centers throughout New Jersey – including Clifton, Cranford, Fair Lawn, Flemington, Iselin, Mahwah, Manalapan, Manasquan, North Brunswick, Piscataway, Rutherford, Westwood, Whippany and Woodbridge. Rainbow Academy has never outgrown its' unique approach to child care and early education offered to over 2000 children and their families. The company is dedicated to providing the very best in early education to both the children and the parents it serves through a careful balance of care and education offered by well-trained educators and caregivers. Rainbow Academy is redefining early childhood education and putting the "care" back in child care with its' signature "Circle of Care" philosophy encompassing children, parents, educators, vendors and franchisees. With ParentView® internet monitoring, interactive whiteboards and the recent launch of Tadpoles® parent e-communication tool to all of their centers, Rainbow Academy has integrated cutting edge technology into this higher level of service. The programs and services aren't the only aspects that help Rainbow Academy stand apart from other child care providers. Rainbow Academy centers have an aesthetic that is sure to meet the highest of standards. Classrooms are designed to be developmentally appropriate and feature designer color palettes, wood-like flooring, and tailored window treatments.

The Falzarano family remains deeply involved in the company – from Guy Falzarano at the helm as CEO to their youngest grandchild enrolled at one of the facilities. Rainbow Academy franchised their business in 2011 in an effort to expand their distinctive early education concept throughout the Northeast and has over 20 more child care centers in development. Rainbow Academy provides early education and child care to children ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten, as well as special programming for children up to 10 years old during school holidays, breaks and summer camp. To learn more about Rainbow Academy, prospective enrollees are invited to visit www.RainbowAcademy.com. For more information about the Rainbow Academy Franchise Company or franchise opportunities, call Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Brenda Febbo at 732-980-1900 ext. 7.


Jaime McCrady
Center Director
Rainbow Academy of Clifton
1046 Route 46 West
Clifton, NJ 07013

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