An Introduction

Over the Rainbow Early Learning Center is a private, family-owned child care center established in 1981. We are housed in a large, renovated estate-home built around 1915. We are located on 2 acres of land with 2 playgrounds and plans for a children’s garden and a memorial garden. We have on-site parking for drop-off and pick-up.

We are supportive of our local businesses, the Fire Department, Police Department, Chamber of Commerce, the Public Library, and the Board of Education. Since 1999 we have been working with the Renaissance School to provide a community service opportunity for students at our center. We work with the Montclair Special Needs Program and recognize the importance of our role in providing a transition place for young children who are experiencing some difficulty in getting started on their educational journey.

We are active members of the National Association for the Education of Young Children – a nationally recognized child care organization and strong supporters of Programs for Parents, the local agency overseeing centers for the NJ State Bureau of Licensing. We are a certified National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitat site (see Programs for more information, or click here to view the NWF website).