Kindergarten Overview

Rainbow Kindergarten
In our kindergarten program, we provide a bridge between the magical, creative playfulness of preschool and the emerging cognitive development of the elementary years.

The Rainbow Community School kindergarten program incorporates the very best child-centered educational approaches; including Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia without being constrained by any one of them. Our program emphasizes creative, imaginative play and experiential learning to develop physical dexterity, early literacy and math skills, and problem-solving abilities.

Our community-based learning environment encourages the development of important social skills such as listening, identifying and communicating needs, cooperation, and empathy.

Kindergarten program features include

  • IMG_0441_3a whole-language approach
  • dramatic play
  • vocal-centric music
  • manipulative math
  • seasonal studies
  • nature-based science
  • Spanish language instruction
  • yoga and creative movement
  • multicultural stories/folktales
  • world traditions and celebrations

Children are accepted into Kindergarten based on their readiness. Rainbow’s cut-off date is September 30. However, we will consider admitting children with October birth dates on a case-by-case basis after an assessment has been made by our faculty and director.