Rainbow Garden is an afternoon kindergarten program provided for parents who wish an extended day for their children.You can contract for 2, 3, 4, or 5 days a week. It is not a “drop-in” program. Business arrangements are made through the Business Office after checking with the teacher for availability. It is first-come, first-served, so please sign up as soon as possible. Be sure to bring your initial payment when you enroll your child. If there are more than 15 children, we will open a second class with a smaller number of children with one teacher.
Contracts may be picked up at the Business Office.
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday
12:30 to 2:00 PM on Thursday
Please note that pick-up time is 10 minutes earlier than the grade school. Please be prompt in picking up your child, otherwise he/she will be taken to our aftercare program and you will be billed a minimum of one hour for aftercare.
RAINBOW GARDEN PHILOSOPHY
Rainbow Garden (the afternoon kindergarten program) is provided for the children to give them a warm, secure, and consistent environment to complement their busy, active morning in the kindergarten.
Rainbow Garden includes a rest time. During this time, the children are soothed into a quiet space with music, finger plays, and stories. This is followed by a very quiet space in which the children go inward to rest their minds and bodies, and allow the images of their busy day to settle in gradually. At this time, some children fall asleep, while others lie quietly.
The remainder of the afternoon is spent in free play, indoors or out.
WHAT TO BRING
Please provide the following for your child:
- A twin sized flannel sheet
- A small pillow
- A pillowcase to store everything
- Nutritious lunch with appropriate silverware and cloth napkin.
Children should not bring stuffed animals or dolls. Each child will be given a hand knitted lovey of their own.