The Rainbow Room is a full time preschool classroom with ages ranging from 3 years to 5 years old.
The Rainbow room strives to create a loving, home-like environment where children can feel free to learn and explore.
The Rainbow teachers plan activities through emergent curriculum – focusing on the children’s interests. Like other classrooms at NBCC, the Rainbows’ activities nurture the mind, body and spirit. The Rainbow room focuses on independence, individuality and taking care of and respecting others. Some of the activity centers include woodworking, blocks, a playdough/flubber table, a writing center, housekeeping/dressup, puzzles/math manipulatives, an art center, a science space and sensory table.
All children learn to use the potty at different rates. Sometimes when children start in the Rainbow room, they have not yet mastered the potty. In such cases, we get together with the parent(s) and come up with a plan that we will work on together to get the child using the potty. Before your child starts in the room they need to be familiar with the potty and in pull-ups. Pull-ups allow children to dress themselves and practice self help skills.
We try to plan field trips as often as possible. This is always an opportunity for parent participation. Accompanying parents really make field trips possible. Below are some guidelines for field trips that we ask you to follow:
- Vans are parked directly in front of the building on the morning of the field trip with a sign telling you which van your child will ride in.
- Please secure your child’s labeled car seat in the proper van. We prefer the car seats face the front so that we can get to them easier.
- For your child’s safety and state law, please remember that children must be in a regular car seat until they are 40 pounds and four years old.
Our Rainbows shine!
Sometimes when children start in the Rainbow room, they have not yet mastered the potty. In such cases, we make a plan with the parent(s) to get the child using the potty. Read more on potty training below.
Often our Rainbows are doing adorable things as they learn and grow. We love sharing photos of those experiences. Our families can receive texts and photos through our KidReports app.
Our Rainbow information packet provides all of the necessary material you need to know about our room, whether enrolling a new child or how a process works.