Stephanie Arce has Rainbow-Promise-Stephanie-Arce-Photobeen the Administrator of Rainbow Promise Childcare Center and Preschool since October 3, 2017. She has had experience in the Early Childhood Education field since 2004 and has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education. She is an active member of First Church of God and has always been led to work with children since she began her career path in 2004 working for several area preschools to obtain her experience. Stephanie was born and raised in Defiance, Ohio and moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2006 to pursue her education and experience in Early Childhood Education. Upon returning to Ohio in 2017, she was excited to start her new journey as the Administrator of Rainbow Promise. She has been happily married to her husband Gamali Arce since August 2007 and has 1 daughter who is currently attending Ayersville Local Schools.

Rainbow Promise Child Care Center has been established as an outreach ministry to the community of Defiance. It is a non-profit institution. Any funds received by the Center are used for operation of the Center. Our main purpose is to offer quality child care for working parents.

This Center became reality because of the personal philosophy and dedication of a group of people known as the First Church of God Ministries Inc., Defiance. The congregation felt that better stewardship of its building would be achieved by offering its use to the community through the week and not merely by being used as a worship complex. The highest standards have been maintained in preparing this Center for use by the community.

The building and its facilities have been inspected and found in accordance with the standards set by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, state and local health departments, and the State Fire Marshall. The Center is built on one ground level. The part of the building used by the children contains no steps. During the week, this beautiful facility is released to the community to be used in the operation of a child care center and pre-school. There is no smoking in the building at any time.

The Center is State licensed providing care for children: 4 infants, 10 toddlers, 36 pre-school, and 18 school aged children at one time. The Center is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The license is posted in the Child Care Office. State laws and rules which govern Child Care are available at the Center from the Administrator. Also available upon request, are individual group rosters including names and phone numbers of parents, custodians and guardians of children in each group.

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Statement of purpose.

It is the Center's aim to help your child develop socially, emotionally, physically, and mentally for school and life adjustment.

Your child will be provided many opportunities and varied experiences which will enable him to achieve sound growth in this period of rapid development. We do not feel that the Center is a substitute for the home, but that it will be a supplement to aid in the family experience.

The Center is a place where your child can learn to cooperate with others and can be active and creative under the guidance of dedicated leadership. He will learn to share, take turns, have quiet time, and use and replace equipment and materials properly.

The Center gives your child an opportunity to grow independently and to accept responsibility for his own behavior. The program is directed by trained people with experience working with infants, toddlers, pre-school and school aged children. It is more than a "Baby-Sitting Service". It is our desire to introduce school readiness in a developmentally appropriate way so children will have a positive introduction to the world of learning.

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Center Hours

The Center opens at 6:30 A.M. and closes at 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. Pre-school for 21/2, 3, 4's, and 5's is conducted from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 PM. We close for all major holidays, and two days at Thanksgiving and the week between Christmas and New Year. Listen to WONW 1280 or WDFM 98.1 for any changes in Center hours of operation.

Rainbow Promise Child Care Center & Preschool Fee Schedule

Rates are subject to change as they are re-evaluated and updated when necessary. Current rates are posted in the Center office. A current rate sheet will be sent home as updated.

Daily/Weekly Rates

Childcare may not exceed 9 hours per day unless job related.

Number of Children

One Child
Two Children
Three Children

Per Day

$25.00
$42.00
$58.00

Per Week

$125.00
$210.00
$290.00

Preschool Only

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$18.00 per day

Anything before or after these hours will be subject to additional charges. No 2nd child discount.

Infant ( 6wks - age 2)/Toddler Care (age 2 -3)

Full time only - $140.00 per week / $130.00 per week.

School Age Rates

Before/After School:

$12.00 per day, per child - not to exceed 4 hours. 2 hour delay: an additional $4.00 per hour when the 4 hour max has been exceeded. No 2nd child discount. Additional hours are subject to additional charges based on the number of hours needed. If school is cancelled the daily rate will be charged.

Summer care - full time is $125.00 per week, part time is $75.00 per week.

Other Fees

Registration Fee:
$35.00 per family (if a child is withdrawn more than 30 days, a new registration fee will be charged.)

Supply Fee:
$40.00 per child/yearly.

Late Pick-Up Fee:
$1.00 per minute past 1pm and 6pm. $10.00 minimum charge. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Late Payment Fee: ( see tuition and payment procedures)
$10.00 per week

Returned Check Fee:
$35.00 - after 2 checks have been returned by the bank, only money orders will be accepted.

All Fees Are Non-Refundable

Payment Policy: You are responsible to pay for the number of days your child is enrolled, whether or not the child is in attendance. Payments are due on the first day of the week that your child is here. In case of absence, a late fee will be charged if payment is not made by the next day your child is at the center, or within 1 week, whichever comes first. This policy will be strictly enforced. All accounts past due more than 2 weeks will mean evaluation of the child's continued attendance.

Free Day Vouchers: Issued to full-time day care children only. Valid only for absent days. Issued after 30 days of enrollment, and according to the number of days enrolled per week. 1 day = 2 vouchers. Vouchers will expire ar the end of 1 year, and may not be carried over to the next year. The year will run Aug. 15 - Aug. 15. Children enrolling in January or later are issued 1 voucher per days enrolled. Vouchers must be presented with your weekly payment, or you will be charged full price. Lost vouchers will not be replaced. Vouchers become invalid with changes to full-time enrollment.

Withdrawal: You may withdraw your child at any time. The Center requires two full weeks written notice of your child's last day of attendance. Notice must be submitted to the administrator in writing. Notifying your child's teacher does not satisfy the requirement of this policy. The regular weekly rate will be charged for this period whether or not your child attends the Center.