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Our mission at Small Hands Big Dreams is providing full-time and part-time childcare and education to children from 18 months to 12 years old.

Whether you are looking for high-quality toddler care for 18 months and up, a comprehensive preschool curriculum, reliable before & after school care, or an exciting summer camp, we do whatever is necessary to meet the needs of your child and your family.

Why are we so family-centric?

Well, we are a locally owned and operated family run business ourselves and we are passionate about providing the best childcare and early childhood education in the Akron areas.


Less than 1 year after we got married in 2000, we leaped into the childcare business. We started with the idea that we could offer a high quality preschool curriculum in an environment that is focused on the needs of working families. Parents’ enthusiastic reaction led us to expand the center and add additional locations.

During this period of growth we were fortunate to meet some wonderful people who shared our passion for child development and joined our team. We have experienced the amazing quality of our teachers firsthand, as both of our children attended our centers from the time they were infants. They still consider those teachers “like family” to this day.We are proud of our schools and we are always appreciative for your feedback and/or questions.

We are proud of our schools and we are always appreciative for your feedback and/or questions.


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Our Programs

We offer 5 unique programs based on your child’s age group and individual needs that ensure communication, safety & security, and flexible care for your family. 
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Our Locations

Our 4-Star Award Winner in the state’s Step up to Quality program is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Akron.
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Mission / Purpose

Learn More About Why We Do What We Do
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Teacher of the Month

Although the children we work with are special, we never forgot how blessed we are to have some of the best teachers in Akron.
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11 Must Ask Questions When Choosing Childcare

Not all childcare centers are the same. Here are 11 questions you should be asking to help you choose the right center for you family. 
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Latest News

View all of the latest news, events and craft ideas that we have from our team here at Color Our Rainbow  
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Wow! My 17 month old has come home singing songs that I did not teach her, counting stairs as we walk up them, and saying most of her ABC’s. I couldn’t be happier with how well she is doing and the care she gets from her teachers.

Color Our Rainbow Academy is like keeping your child with family with all the perks of preschool.

My daughter was sitting on my lap watching squirrels out the window, and all of a sudden she started counting them in Spanish!


Thank you for all you do on a daily basis. Our family greatly appreciates all the help we receive.

My 18 month old is using sign language and singing her ABC’s…….I couldn’t ask for a better center!

We have noticed a dramatic increase in our son’s vocabulary and comprehension.

We love the variety of activities you offer, especially sign language and Spanish.

I am proud of the way that Color Our Rainbow Academy supports community events.