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Rainbow Academy

2227 Cheyenne St
Irving, TX 75062-7264

Phone:
(972) 594-0005

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers should challenge each child daily to learn and become social, independent, and nurturing them always. Learning each childs temperment and development needs, discovering new fun ways to promote a learning, loving environment.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our philosophy is to prepare our students not only for the upcoming years in school they have ahead of them, but to start preparing them for their future adult life so they can be productive and active, viable adults. We do this through center created play which promotes learning and through age appropriate curriculum. Motor skills (large and small), sensory, imagination, independence, health and safety, creativity, self worth, and respect.

A Typical Day

We strive to make each day happy and productive. We nurture the children in many ways, love, health and safety, nutrition, and an encouraging atmosphere. Each child is a unique person. We establish a relationship with the children and their families and keep the line of communication open so that we can be on top of important events that will help us on a day to day basis. We keep each class on schedule but have flexibility when needed. We offer curriculum, free play, inside and outside times, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack, encourage independence in each child, have potty and wash up times throughout the day.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

It is important that your child comes to rely om and look forward to seeing his/her teacher and classmates, it is natural for a child to be hesitant at first, but we encourage parents to leave them in the teachers care so they can bond and soon you will see that seperation is no longer an issue. Parents are encouraged to call to check upo on thrie children often, if you come to peek in on them it is ok as well, just know that if they are having a hard time they will begin to cry, so if you do come back, try not to let them see you.