Learning Environment

Each program at RCC has its own dedicated space.  All rooms are secure, bright, well-lit and full of age-appropriate, developmentally stimulating materials.  Each classroom environment is created to promote active learning and is carefully arranged so that it:

  • Is welcoming to children
  • Provides enough materials for all the children
  • Allows children to find, use and return materials independently
  • Encourages different types of play
  • Allows the children to see and easily move through all the areas of the classroom or center
  • Is flexible so children can extend their play by bringing materials from one area to another
  • Provides materials that reflect the diversity of children’s family lives
 RCC is recognized as an endorsed Eco-Healthy Child Care program.  This endorsement verifies commitment to provide a healthy, safe and green child care setting for the children and the families served.  Eco-Healthy Child Care is a program of Children’s Environmental Health Network.

Outside Play

RCC boasts age-appropriate outdoor play areas that include a state-of-the-art playground with bike path as well as swimming pool, sandbox and separate fenced-in nursery playground.  Children spend at least 30 minutes outside every day, enjoying vigorous and often noisy play in the fresh air.  Children run, climb, roll, jump, yell and sing with energy.  They experience the wonders of nature, including collecting, gardening, and examining wildlife.  In the winter, children gear up for snow play.  We are outside every day year round except when severe weather or unsafe conditions keep us indoors.

RCC’s facilities were constructed in 1979, expanded in 1992, and expanded and renovated again in 2000.  RCC is currently planning for a third expansion to meet the growing needs of our families and community.