Sounds and Colors

A Reggio-inspired, Dual Language, Child Development Center

Meet the Owners

Martha Rockaway is from Colombia, South America. She relocated to the United the States two decades ago, and she calls North Carolina home, where she lives with her husband Dan, and her daughter Isabel. She is proud to have a multilingual and bicultural family.

Martha has more than three decades of experience in education. She taught in Colombia, and in North Carolina. After spending many years in the classroom, Martha transitioned to other educational roles that included teacher recruitment, curriculum development, teacher training and preparation, and dual language program implementation. Her last project has been Sounds and Colors Schools which she co-founded with her husband, Dan, in 2011.

Martha’s main roles in Sounds and Colors include: teacher recruitment, curriculum development, interpretation of the Reggio Emilia Approach, child development, language acquisition, and pedagogical coaching.  Her knowledge and expertise in the field of early childhood education make a very powerful impact on the quality of the program that Sounds and Colors has built, which translates into a program that is known for the high quality educational practices.

We are fortunate to have Martha as an active participant of our schools! Her passion for early childhood education is contagious!

Dan Rockaway is from Pennsylvania. After living in many other states, Dan relocated to North Carolina, where he lives with his wife, Martha, and his daughter, Isabel. He is proud to have a multilingual and bicultural family.

During the past twenty years, Dan has had the opportunity to work and build relationships with people from all over the world through his leadership roles in international organizations. His passion for second language learning, and understanding cultural perspectives, are some of his interests.

As the entrepreneur that he is, and with the knowledge and tools that he acquired through his MBA, Dan started the project that led to our Sounds and Colors Schools.

He co-founded Sounds and Colors with his wife, Martha, in 2011.

Dan’s main roles in Sounds and Colors include: administration, finances, marketing, repairs & maintenance, and long-term strategy.

We are fortunate to have Dan as an active participant of our schools! His philosophy is to continue building programs that will facilitate second language acquisition at an early age through the implementation of high quality early education practices like the ones Sounds and Colors schools offer to the children and families!