The Rainbow School is committed to providing young children with a quality, all-day, year round educational program. We are a learning community defined by a close collaboration of parents, teachers, and students. <p>Our Goals: <p>To provide children with an environment in which they have opportunities to feel valued and form meaningful relationships with peers and adults. <p>To offer children thoughtful experiences that support their language as well as their cognitive, social, aesthetic, emotional, and physical development. <p>To create a community of learners in which parents, children, and teachers support and enrich each others experiences.
The morning begins with a warm welcome and the various exciting possibilities the school room offers. There is always an art activity set up by the teacher ready to be tried, or children may prefer to explore the many art materials to be used independently readily accesible in the art area. Some children will be listening to stories read by a parent or a teacher in the book corner, while others will build with blocks, playing dress-up, or working with puzzles, Legos, and other manipulative materials. Later some children will play outside riding bikes, climbing , running. <br><br>After a nourishing morning snack, every day will offer a different teacher-planned activity : circle time, a nature walk, time with our Specialists, or small or large group work. Now it is time for lunch and after a little time for play children get ready for a much needed nap.
The afternoon begins with snack and then children have again a choice to play and work inside or outside. There is again an opportunity for easel painting, clay work, sand box or rice table. Many children will prefer listening to a teacher reading stories in the gazebo while others might be inside working in the art area with another teacher. The day comes to gentle end when parents gradually arrive and we all share a brief report of how our day went.