May 13, 2008 // Franchising.com // - (CEDAR PARK, Texas) – Austin-area parents will soon have a new pre-school and school-age recreation campus for their children, announced Rainbow Station CEO Gail Johnson, who is flying in for the grand opening of the Cedar Park campus on June 14.
The $3 million dollar campus offers nursery school, pre-school, private kindergarten, before and after school programs and an infirmary to provide parents with emergency backup care. "The Get Well Place is for children with common childhood illnesses or who have chronic special needs. It is located in an architecturally separate building on the campus and is attended full-time by a registered pediatric nurse," explained Johnson. "This service has proved popular with parents and employers alike. It is great backup support for parents, and since it helps reduce employee absenteeism many companies offer it as a benefit or recommended resource to their staff." The Get Well Place is one of only approximately 300 emergency backup facilities in the United States.
The new twenty-thousand square foot facility located at 11651 W. Parmer Lane provides a specially constructed "village" for school-age children up to the age of 14. The Village offers children the choice of attending curriculum-driven activities at the Apothecary, Arcade, Art Gallery, Café Rainbow, Club 5, Gymnasium, Theater, Toy Shoppe and the Village Green. The Village is currently enrolling for its summer camps.
Rainbow Station is an award-winning pre-school and school-age recreation franchise that has already proven to be very popular in San Antonio. The Cedar Park location will be the second Rainbow Station to open in the Lone Star state and the seventh location in the nation. Children are already enrolling in advance to secure a place. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration is available online at www.rainbowstationaustin.org or parents can enroll on-site where free tours are offered.
This newest Rainbow Station will be owned and operated by brother and sister team Nadiya and Ahmed Lakhani. Nadiya is an Austin resident with seven years experience as a volunteer teacher and will be running the educational programs. Her brother, who is an IT specialist, will soon be relocating to Austin from Dallas to provide IT support for the business.
Parents interested in learning more about the program are invited to attend the grand opening day community events, "We will have a safety seat expert available to the community to advise on best practices and child ID kits will be made for the parents," explained Nadiya Lakhani. "There will also be a health fair for both the parent and their children, a blood pressure clinic, and of course, tours of the new facility. Free family fun activities like face painting, balloon making moon bounces, and creative crafts will also be offered to celebrate the official opening of the campus."
Those interested in learning more about Rainbow Station can also visit their Web site, www.rainbowstationaustin.org