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A Rainbow of Friends Christian Preschool

9355 Peaceful Valley Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80925

(719) 243-2043


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We are a structured program with a balance of learning through play. We are about 50% teacher directed and 50% child intiated.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

During small group time we individualize our lessons to either help children who are behind, excelling or different from the majority of students.

We also do this during center time. We make centers to meet and individualize each child where ever he/she's development is.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We believe, by using God as our guide, by using a high quality curriculum program, children will develop healthy and succeed in school.

We address six dimension of readiness for preschool:

Motor Skills:
Movement and Coordination
Large and small

Social Skills:
Autonomy and social skills

Approaches to Learning:
Work habits

Language Skills:
Oral Language
Nursery Rhymes, poems, finger plays & songs.
Storybook Reading and Story Telling
Phonemic Awareness

Cognitive Development
Mathematical reasoning
Visual Arts
Number sense
Oreintation in time & space
Scientific reasoning
Physical world

A balance between child intiitated & teacher directed.

A Typical Day

8:30 Greeting
8:45 Large group and praise
9:10 Outdoor activities
9:40 Bathroom, wash hands, and snack
10:10 Centers
11:00 Small group
11:20 Get ready to go home.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have a formal parent conference in October and April with a full detailed assessment. The parents will know exactly where their child's development is.

We have parent meetings monthly to help decide on field trips and family days.

We also offer parent education classes as well.

Teacher communicate daily to parents about their child's progress.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

The first day of school we read the "Kissing Hand Story" with the child and parents. After the story is over, children have an opportunity to hand out a chocolate kiss to their parents and then wave good bye to them.

After this day passes, we recommend that the parent comes in -give the child a kiss- tell the child that they will come back - then leave. This helps the child with anxiety.

Parents also have the option to stay for a while, then leave when the child is more comfortable.