Friday, May 31, 2013

Franchisee Spotlight: Jennifer Hrncir, San Antonio

Jennifer Hrncir (41) opened up her second Rainbow Station location in San Antonio at 3108 Marshall Road. Jennifer’s background in special education in addition to her own pregnancy inspired her to search for a proactive and well-rounded early childhood education system. Jennifer was the first Rainbow Station franchisee in the system and opened up her first location in June of 2003 in San Antonio, Texas (322 East Sonterra Boulevard, San Antonio, TX). Her belief in the education that Rainbow Station provides as well as their commitment to children allowed her to confidently take that leap and open her own unit. All three of her kids went through the program and Jennifer is still running her centers with more than 10 years of experience under her belt.

How did you hear about the brand?
I was pregnant with my son and there was nothing in my area that appealed to me. I learned about Rainbow Station through a family friend of mine who actually found Rainbow Station on the internet. This was before searches were easy to complete. I was interested in the concept and contacted them for further information.

Why did you choose an opportunity with Rainbow Station?
I looked into other early childhood educational centers but they were all very focused on the business and corporate side of the operation. Rainbow Station was focused on the children. They were warm and from nursing care and toddlers to The Village, they had appropriate curriculum for all ages.

Are you involved with any charities or do any community outreach with your business?
We are heavily involved with the Autism Foundation and battered women’s shelters in the area. Those are the two main charities we donate to and do special events with.

What are your expansion or development plans? What is your end goal with Rainbow Station?
This will be our second location and we are also in development plans to open a third on the northwest side of San Antonio. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rainbow Station Featured in San Antonio Business Journal

Rainbow Station was recently featured in the San Antonio Business Journal for opening its second location in the city. Franchisee, Jennifer Hrncir, was the very first franchisee with Rainbow Station who first opened in 2003. The new school which celebrated its grand opening on May 18th is located at 3108 Marshall Road is 22,000-square-feet. 

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Business owner celebrating opening of second Rainbow Station

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Small-business owner Jennifer Hrncir will celebrate the grand opening of her second Rainbow Station location on May 18, beginning at 10 a.m.
The 22,000-square-foot facility is located at 3108 Marshall Road.
The Glen Allen, Va.-based child-care chain serves infants through 14-year-olds.
Rainbow Station was founded in 1989 byGail W. Johnson — a former pediatric nurse who now serves as CEO of the company. Each facility features the proprietary PLAYWORKS curriculum for children — from birth through kindergarten. The Rainbow Stations also include the Get Well Place. Staffed with a pediatric nurse, the Get Well Place is tailored to care for mildly ill children, so that parents do not have to miss work. Children do not have to be enrolled in Rainbow Station to use the Get Well Place. (To continue reading, click here

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rainbow Station featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch

Rainbow Station was recently featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch for their expansion into Shenzhen, China with business partner Paul Pan, who is spearheading the rapid development. As the first U.S.-based child education and care company in China, the company is incredibly excited and is noted for introducing Franklin Covey's "The Leader in Me" into its leadership development programs for young children.

Rainbow Station plans to open 110 schools in China in the next five years. Opening its first school in less than 7 months, they plan to move quickly into highly populated cities throughout the country. To read the full article on the Times Dispatch, click here

Rainbow Station to open 110 schools in China in next five years

Henrico-based company to open 110 schools in China in next 5 years

Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 9:44 am, Sat Apr 6, 2013.BY PETER BACQUƉ Richmond Times-Dispatch

Henrico County-based Rainbow Station plans to open 110 schools in China in the next five years.
Rainbow Station to open 110 schools in China in next five years
Working with a Chinese partner, the child education and care company opened its first location in China on Jan. 26.

“Taking Rainbow Station abroad has been absolutely thrilling,” said Gail Johnson, the firm’s president and CEO.

Rainbow Station provides preschool education, after-school recreation and care for mildly ill children at its U.S. facilities.

At Rainbow Station’s new location in Shenzhen, China, families will have access to a modified version of its preschool classroom and early-learning experiences, Johnson said Wednesday. (Click here to continue reading)