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Building Rainbows

13922 Schmidt
Cypress, TX 77429

(281) 890-7498

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Building Rainbows Pre-School is a gem serving the Northwest Houston and Cypress, Texas areas. Our parents come from all over the area and are willing to drive an extra 5-10 miles for the Building Rainbows experience. Our school, and staff are like a large family that enjoy being around one another. Our teacher tenure and continuity is unique to the child care industry. Our Lead Teachers have been with us for more than five years. Our families come primarily from word of mouth and we are now providing care for the children of many of our alumni. In fact, several of our prior students have come back to work with us as Teacher Aides.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught We have a music instructor that comes to our school once a week at no extra charge for families. We also have the Handwriting Without Tears program for our PreK classes.

From the Director:

We are truly a hands-on learning environment for young children. Scientific research supports learning through play as a natural way for children to gain knowledge and skills. At Building Rainbows, children are encouraged to question, create, build, and discover new things everyday.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers take the time to understand and get to know each child. Our curriculum allows us the flexibility to tailor content around the needs and interests of the children. All our teachers work together to create a solid foundation for every child.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our goal is for children to feel strong and confident in their abilities and to approach life with joy, curiosity, and that "I Can" feeling

A Typical Day

Each teacher has a schedule and routine that is followed everyday. A typical routine will consist of breakfast, morning group time, centers (science, math, sensory, cooking, art, music, language, etc), outside play, small group time, story time, lunch, nap, snack, large group time, centers, outside play.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We recognize that parents are the first and most important teachers in the lives of their children. A strong partnership between teacher and parent is our focus with the common goal being the well-being of each child. Our trained teachers send home curriculum calendars, parent letters, and notes from their child regularly. We have an open-door policy that allows our families to come to us with any concerns or suggestions.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We want the transition to be a positive experience for both parents and children. We encourage children to spend a few half days in the classroom prior to starting full time enrollment so that they become familiar with the school, teachers and daily routines.