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Rainbow Station

5701 Wyndham Park Dr
Glen Allen, VA 23059-5400

(804) 360-0505


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Fundamental to our program is the belief that children are unique individuals who need to be respected and cared for in a safe, nurturing environment. At Rainbow StationSM, we strive to provide quality early childhood education and afterschool recreation programs -- programs concerned with all aspects of the child's growth and development: physical, social, emotional, and cognitive.
WE BELIEVE THAT A CHILD NEEDS: A PROGRAM that addresses the child's development level and interests and promotes full inclusion of special needs children.
A curriculum that provides a balance of CHILD DIRECTED AND TEACHER DIRECTED ACTIVITIES -- one which provides a diversity of experiences designed to initiate and nurture a love of learning in all children in our changing multicultural, multi-role world.
A QUALIFIED TEACHER capable of preparing a rich learning environment and developing close teacher/child relationships based on the child's age, need and particular situation.
PRIMARY CARE GROUPS to ensure quality, meaningful, consistent interaction and relationships.
A carefully designed environment with a nurturing HOMELIKE ATMOSPHERE -- one that fosters acceptance, and security.
SPACE in which to move about with sufficient age appropriate play equipment and materials.
TIME to explore and learn without the fear of failure -- a process necessary for the development of self-confidence and pleasure in learning.
Ongoing EVALUATION that emphasizes progress and accomplishments rather than limitations or problems.
A program that involves and communicates with PARENTS: one that supports parents in the development of parenting skills, in coping with the stress of work and family life, and in the understanding of their child's growth and development.
An environment that actively promotes WELLNESS through sound health, safety, and nutritional practices.
Rainbow StationSM's expanded role in promoting health care enhances the child's ability to learn and experience his environment to his fullest potential. Collaboration with community resources serves to enrich the total program.
In the Get Well PlaceSM, our goal is to establish a safe, nurturing and supportive environment that promotes your child's return to wellness. Because we believe that a child's security is of primary importance, extra love and attention and prevention from contagion are basic elements in the care of your ill child. Recognizing that illness may interrupt a child's developmental sequence, the Get Well PlaceSM stresses the growth of self esteem, the return to independence in an unpressured environment and educationally enriching play opportunities.
Excerpted from the preschool's website