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Rainbow Academy

Po Box 4712
Waterbury, CT 06704-0712

(203) 754-7815


Philosophy & Approach

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

" Parent Communication Overview Daily Report Peek-of-the-Week Parent-Teacher Conferences Rainbow Academy Parent Association
At Rainbow Academy, we invite you to drop in at any time - no advanced notice necessary. The way we see it, the more you know about the care your child receives, the more comfortable you'll be. We strive to include you in all areas of your child's development.

But what if you can't drop in? No problem. You can drop in online anytime from your work or home computer with ParentView. It gives you or anyone you authorize (including grandparents!) a chance to share in your child's day.

"I don't know who was more anxious my child, or me. But Rainbow Academy focused on connecting us, not separating us, and that's what made all the difference."

Effective communication should be give and take. Starting with the "give", we'll give you a Daily Report which describes your child's accomplishments, feelings, the day's activities and other important notes. In addition, we review your child's progress with you twice a year at the Parent Teacher Conference. Also on the "give" list, we'll give you Peek-of-the-Week for a quick look at activities and subjects being covered in the coming week.

Our Parents Info Board, the Rainbow Academy Newsletter and this website also keep you informed about activities, upcoming events and other news. There's also an in-room Parent/Teacher bulletin board to help you stay connected. And finally, RAPA (Rainbow Academy Parent Association) connects you other parents for networking, support and fun.

The other half of the "give and take" equation is us taking information, comments and suggestions from you. We're never too busy to discuss your child with you; in fact, we encourage and welcome your involvement. As experts in early childhood education, we know that you are the ultimate expert when it comes to your child. Open communication and a strong partnership between school and home give our children the very best chance of becoming happy, confident, actively participating students with a life-long love of learning."

Excerpted from Preschools Website