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Early Childhood Education is our Priority!

RIAC is a Child Development Center that is dedicated to providing the highest quality education for 2  to 5-year-olds. We believe in providing children with emotional support and a physically safe environment that encourages a love for learning through a variety of play experiences. Contact us for more information!

Curriculum

RIAC Child Development Center has adopted the CREATIVE CURRICULUM that is based on the premise that children learn by doing. We believe that your child will discover and learn by making the decisions needed to work through an activity, rather than being told exactly how to accomplish a task. As a result of this process-oriented approach, you will find that no two art projects look the same, and your child will discover many individual approaches to accomplish a task, thus, your child will not be asked or required to complete activities in a specific manner. Rather, we support the interest of each child, helping them to grow in their socio-emotional and cognitive skill development through hands-on experimentation with materials and concepts. Our curriculum is built around ideas of interest to the children. Each day there are opportunities for all children to explore materials and create meaningful experiences. Our emergent curriculum provides opportunities in several basic areas:

  • Language and Literacy: children are encouraged to talk, sing, listen, or otherwise use language and experience written material. Examples are flannel board stories, books, dramatic storytelling, and puppet play.
  • Mathematics Thinking: children are encouraged to develop a sense of number. Examples are activities that include counting, determining more or less, larger or smaller, how many, how much, recognizing patterns, recognizing shapes, and developing a sense of time awareness.
  • Scientific Thinking: children focus on the world they know and understand. Knowledge grows from the child’s innate need to discover. Examples are measuring, comparing, and using the five senses, questioning, predicting and analyzing results.
  • Social Studies: children explore the roles and relationships in their world. Examples are dramatic play; block building; recognizing similarities and differences in people, families, and professions; and understanding the reasons for social expectations.
  • Personal and Social Development: children are encouraged to develop a self-concept and self-control through interacting
  •  with others, problems solving, and conflict resolution.
  • Physical Development: includes large and small motor development and an understanding of personal health and safety.
  • The Arts: encourages children to express their creativity through art, self-expression, dance, music, and dramatic play.
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The day is a blend of child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities including group time, choice time, outdoor play, snacks, and rest time.

Enrollment

Spaces are still available for both part-time and full-time services. We offer different schedules and extended hours in order to accommodate all types of households.

 

PART-TIME HOURS AVAILABLE
Monday to Friday 3.5 hrs per day.
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

FULL-TIME HOURS AVAILABLE
Full-time hours may not exceed 10 hours per day.

 

For all pricing inquiries and flexible schedule questions please call our office.

If you are interested in any of our services please print and fill out the enrollment packet below:

  • When turning in your child’s application please bring the following paperwork:
  • Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Child’s Immunization Record with current TB skin test
    Proof of mailing address
ENROLLMENT APPLICATION

Please download and fill out the following application files.
Applications may be turned in Monday through Friday between 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
*PLEASE NOTE: RIAC must have original paperwork, copies or faxes will not be accepted.

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PAQUETE DE INSCRIPCION

Por favor de descargar y llenar los siguiente archivos.
Las aplicaciones pueden ser entregadas a nuestra oficina de Lunes a Viernes entre 9:00 am a 6:00 pm.

*IMPORTANTE: El papeleo original debe ser entregado, copias or faxes no serán aceptados.

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Testimonials

  • "My experience at RIAC has been exceptional. My son has come so far in learning, I am so thankful I chose RIAC. I thank and appreciate all of you"

    Ms. Silva Parent
  • "Both of my children have come across RIAC and both have excelled in their first school experience. I would recommend this program to friends and family"

    Mr. Jacobo Parent
  • "I have always enjoyed my experiences at RIAC. The teachers and staff are very professional and friendly towards children and parents. I would highly recommend to my friends and other parents"

    Mr. Oukh Parent
  • "I am really proud of the progress my daughter has accomplished attending this school. I feel safe bringing my daughter to school everyday. Thanks to the wonderful teachers and staff"

    Ms. Melendrez Parent
  • "I am truly grateful for the support and love of the teachers and staff that have helped my child grow"

    Ms. Patton Parent
  • ​"Mi experiencia fue muy bonita porque ahora se que con las dos veces que he tenido a mis hijos en esta escuela han aprendido muchas cosas"

    Ms. Perez Parent
  • "My experience at RIAC has been very positive. The staff is very helpful and gives me great advice on how to improve my daughters education"

    Ms. Penn Parent
  • Rainbow in a cloud is a wonderful daycare and the teachers are wonderful. Ms. Angela the director of the school is very caring and she's very respectful towards all the parents. I started my son here when he was 2 1/2 years old and he was given homework packets which really helped him to kick-start his writing skills and prep him for Kindergarten. The packets are not difficult at all and the teachers are very understanding and willing to work with the parents. My son is in Kindergarten now but still goes there after school until he's 6 years old. He loves it there and I feel like the teachers are a part of our family. I would recommend this little spot for all parents. These teachers treat your kids like they're their own. They help him work on homework from his Kindergarten afterschool which is such a big help because I don't pick him up until 5 almost 6 since I work 2 jobs. This preschool has been a blessing for us and so helpful in our lives.

    Jocelyn H.
  • As a student of West LA College, I had to do an observation on a child development center. I spoke with Angela (Executive Director) and she agreed to let me do the observation. Of course I told her everything that I was doing, brought her all my documents (for safety purposes) and I was more than ecstatic. The way the center was set up for the children is very much developmentally appropriate. If I was a parent I would not hesitate to bring my children here. The teachers are very friendly and helpful. I love this center and I recommend it to anyone who's looking for a creative center for their children to grow mentally.

    Kamry M.
  • Rainbow in a Cloud is a center where the children learn how to be kind and courteous to others and the eagerness to learn The school is accompanied with teachers who inspire the children to be our future politicians, doctor ,lawyers policemen,fireman,teachers or whatever they may desire to become. The Director of the center had a passion for children and the preperation for students future to excel to the best they can be is her primary goal and that's why she looks the best staff to accomplish her dream. The school is great

    Octavia J.
  • I love this school, as my son does too, i truly recommend this school 🙂 . Teachers are very nice , always going on field trips , this school always have something fun for the kids to do 🙂 ....

    Roxanne G.
  • I was looking for a child care center for my grandson, I visited many centers and Rainbow In A Cloud caught my attention. First off, they have very friendly staff, experienced. They offer daily educational classes, which is a big advantage, it's very clean and affordable and most of all my grandson is loving it and learning all at the same time.

    Marsha L.
  • This is the best option I choose for my son to attend school. He has learned and retained new things along with knowing how to write his name and count up to 50. I love this school and the teachers are awesome. I thank you Ms. Angela, Ms. Silvia, Ms. Julie, Ms. Debra, Ms. Patricia and Ms. Bria for teaching my son what he so far has learn.

    Gloria S.
  • Awesome school and teachers we loved it there it was a pleasure seeing my daughter learn sooo much for here

    Junior A.
  • Fabulous curriculum and excellent staff here... It's amazing how fast and how much my son has learned here and I'm reminded every time it's all because of this lovely place. Thank you rainbow in a cloud

    ISEVEN D.
  • My daughter attended Rainbow preschool 2 years ago and I was very satisfied with all the staff and everything they taught my baby. She is now in the 1st grade and well ahead of others in her class. Thank you ladies you are awesome!

    Maria G.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

At RIAC Child Development Center our children come first and we believe that our most critical task is to provide a safe and loving environment which is necessary for the child’s well being. Our purpose is to provide the highest level of care to promote the development of physical, social, emotional, cognitive and intellectual growth that is essential to a child so they will be able to produce and feel good about themselves. We strive to maintain a safe and healthy environment for children. We provide opportunities and support for the children to understand, acquire, and use verbal and nonverbal means of communicating their thoughts and feelings. RIAC is committed to maintaining an open, honest, and cooperative relationship with each child’s family. We encourage parental involvement in the program to support the child’s relationship within their own family. We promote quality services and take advantage of opportunities to improve both personal and professional growth and for the benefit of the children and their families.

Award Winning

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Long Beach, September 09, 2016 — Rainbow In A Cloud Child Development has been selected for the 2016 Best Businesses of Long Beach Award in the Preschools category by the Best Businesses of Long Beach Award Program.

Get in Touch

Let us know how we are doing or send us a message if you have any questions. We love hearing from parents.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to enroll my child?
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of mailing address
  • Immunization record with a current TB skin test
  • A complete enrollment packet
  • Annual registration fee of $75
  • Tuition paid at least week in advance
How do I qualify for free services?

Unfortunately, RIAC no longer provides free services. We do however, accept subsidized programs such as Children’s Home Society, Crystal Stairs Inc., Calworks, Millitary Child Care Assistance etc.

How often is tuition due?

Tuition is due every Friday in advance. Parents or guardians also have the option of paying monthly, or bi-monthly, as long as tuition is paid in advance.

What if I need additional hours of child care?

RIAC provides full-day services to families that need additional hours of child care. Full day services are limited to 10 hours maximum per day. Contact RIAC for pricing inquiries.

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