Our Philosophy

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 Station, we are committed to quality early education and schoolage recreation programs, programs concerned with all aspects of each child’s growth and development: physical, social, emotional, and cognitive.

We believe that each child needs:

A PROGRAM that addresses each child’s developmental level and interests and promotes full inclusion of children with special needs.

A curriculum that provides a balance of CHILD DIRECTED AND TEACHER DIRECTED ACTIVITIES—one that provides a diversity of experiences designed to initiate and nurture a love of learning in all children in our ever-changing multicultural, multi-role world.

An opportunity to discover the LEADER WITHIN by empowering identification of individual gifts, talents, and natural leadership abilities.

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 interactions 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.