“Family values are at the heart of what Rainbow Academy is all about,” explains Guy Falzarano, Founder and CEO of Rainbow Academy. “Our Foundation is an extension of our company’s Circle of Care philosophy which states that every member of the Rainbow Academy family is equally important – from the children and parents we serve, to the staff and owners who represent our early education and child care company in communities throughout New Jersey. Our Foundation takes that philosophy one step further by bringing the communities we serve into that Circle of Care. Each and every member of the Circle is interrelated and has an impact on the future development of the child. The Rainbow Academy Foundation allows us to fulfill our commitment to support everyone within that circle. Because we are educationally based and established to foster a lifelong love of learning in our students, we could think of no better way to support the communities that support us than by offering a $1,000 scholarship to high school students who share our core values. It is our belief that they will pay it forward and create a better future for others.”
High school seniors who attend the following high schools: Rutherford High School, Woodbridge High School, JFK High School in Iselin, Colonia High School, and Mahwah High School – who wish to be considered for one of the $1,000 scholarships must:
* Be enrolled in an accredited institution for the 2014-2015 school year
* Submit a written recommendation from a teacher or administrator attesting to the applicant’s character
* Write an original one page essay about how they exhibit Rainbow Academy’s core values on an ongoing basis – must include applicant’s name, school and contact information.
Rainbow Academy’s Core Values comprise:
Care deeply with every genuine interaction
Happiness – creating happy memories in a joyful environment
Integrity – being honest and respectful in all relationships
Lead by example – set the example for all others to follow
Deliver consistent “WOW” customer service
Recognize, reward and build relationships that celebrate the accomplishments and efforts of others
Excellence – never settling for “good enough” by continuously improving and embracing change
Nurture each family member in a supportive and positive environment
Applicants are to send submissions via e-mail to email@example.com or by regular mail to: Rainbow Academy, c/o Cheryl Mulligan, 80 Kingsbridge Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Submissions must be postmarked by May 9, 2014. All submissions will be reviewed by the board members of the Rainbow Academy Foundation, and scholarship recipients and guidance counselors from the high school will be notified in May.
Established in 2005, the Rainbow Academy Foundation has given more than $200,000 to those in need including local children diagnosed with melanoma and lymphoblastic leukemia, a child with juvenile diabetes in need of a service dog, families devastated or displaced by Hurricane Sandy, and a number of charities like Hometown Heroes, Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation, local food banks, and many other important causes.
About Rainbow Academy®: Established in 1997 by Guy and Julia Falzarano, the Falzarano family remains deeply involved in the company – from Guy Falzarano at the helm as CEO to their youngest grandchild enrolled in one of the child care facilities. Over the past 16 years, Rainbow Academy has grown steadily, right along with the children it nurtures, to sixteen New Jersey locations in Clifton, Cranford, Fair Lawn, Flemington, Iselin, Mahwah, Manalapan, Manasquan, North Brunswick, Piscataway, Rutherford, West Caldwell, Westwood, Whippany and Woodbridge. The company franchised in 2011 in an effort to expand their distinctive concept throughout the northeast and has over 30 additional child care centers under development throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
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 featuring warm designer color palettes, wood-like flooring, and tailored window treatments.
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 or the Rainbow Academy Foundation, call Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Brenda Febbo at 732-980-1900 ext. 7.