Rainbow Riders keeps a waiting list to enroll new families into our programs at Knollwood and CRC sites. When openings become available in a particular age group, we go to our waiting list to fill the spot. Positions are filled based on families’ first date of contact (the date of the waiting list submission) and with consideration of our partnership agreements with Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech College of Engineering, and Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.
We typically expect openings in January, March, June, August and October. During these transition times, we move some of our currently enrolled children to their next age groups. We draft enrollment for those transition times about 4-6 weeks ahead so we can identify openings in our classrooms. Once those openings are determined, we go to our waiting list database and begin making offers for enrollment.
If you have any questions or would like a tour, please call either location and one of our Directors will schedule a tour with your family.
Add your child’s name to Rainbow Riders’ waiting list by clicking on the Enroll tab on the right. When your submission is received, an acknowledgment will be sent to your email address. Typically, we will only contact you when we get to your child’s name on the waiting list and can offer you a position.Explore CRC
In 2016, Rainbow Riders partnered with TAP Head Start to open an Early Head Start Partnership program. The program is located in the Education wing of St. Michael Lutheran Church (SMLC). Early Head Start is a federally funded and community-based program that provides full-time care for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old. There is a separate waiting list for this program that has qualification requirements that include income eligibility and parent(s) must be in school or working full-time.Explore SMLC
Rainbow Riders tuition costs vary by age range and program type and change annually. Rainbow Riders will provide the enrollment costs for each child at the time that an enrollment space is available for your child. Below are highlights of the tuition schedule and payment options.
Rainbow Riders is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Rainbow Riders offers families scholarship opportunities with the Tuition Supplement Program (TSP). The PTA supports this program that enables families determined to be most in need to pay a reduced tuition fee each month. Applications are due in the summer with commitments for the next school year announced in early August.