Daycare Center Rainbow Chimes to Shut Down

Rainbow Chimes, a daycare center in Greenlawn that has been operating since 1980, is shutting down for good at the end of October.

A supervisor said that founder the Rev. Kathleen Roche was planning to retire and that a plan for someone else to take over the center had fallen through. The center employs 22 educators and other staff.

The center previously leased space from the Developmental Disabilities Institute on Little Plains Road. It currently shares space on Broadway-Greenlawn Road with C3 Church and a baker. 

The center enrolls students from 6 weeks to 10 years.

Founder Roche as served on the Suffolk County Department of Social Services Child Care Advisory Committee, as a board member for the Child Care Council of Suffolk, and as President of the Child Care Administrators’ Association, the center says. She is a member of the Leadership Huntington Council.









One Reply to “Daycare Center Rainbow Chimes to Shut Down”

  1. Honestly, good riddance. This school had a lot of great teachers, there was one or two ladies in the office who were lovely and wonderful, but I found the owner lacking. There was a huge blow-up when a teacher allegedly hurt a kid, but the entire case was crap. The state wanted to make an example, and while Ms. Roche told everyone she would fight it and support her staff, she instead bowed to the state and then ran off to Mexico or Israel or something. She wasn’t very present, she hired a horrible cook, her director lied to parents who came to visit the school, and had another director on staff for another location who was judgemental, cold, and rude.

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