Questions: 260-723-6935 or email our Director Traci Kreider
Welcome to Rainbow Preschool!
Thank you for your interest in one of South Whitley’s finest programs. The Rainbow Preschool has been providing quality Christian-based education since 1986. Recent research indicates that the education children receive during early years is extremely important. Children need a stimulating environment providing experiences that aid in developing a positive self-concept.
Preschool is an important bridge between home and elementary school. We are coordinated with the South Whitley Elementary School. While parents and home have the major responsibility in raising young children, they do not need to do the job alone. Our purpose is to supplement the home in the teaching process and not to serve as a substitute.
Rainbow Preschool offers a program that provides children with a variety of learning experiences. In a Christian environment the child is free to explore his/her environment and will receive guidance in participating in activities in which they will be able to experience success.
The Preschool represents a child's first separation from his/her home, first experience with a peer group and a substitute mother figure. Therefore, the young child has a lot of social learning to do. In the cocoon of the Preschool, he/she can grow from their self-centered world of "I" to the world of interaction - "we." They will learn through exploring, problems solving, and relationships.
Play is the child's work. Much of their motor play is preparation for later cognitive development. In stacking blocks, they learn about spatial relations, balance, and gravity. In climbing, swinging, and running they learn fine motor coordination. In reading and writing they learn beginning concepts of expressing the world and life through words.
By taking advantage of many innovations in early childhood teaching techniques and materials, a solid foundation can be laid for future school years. By telling the sounds made by animals, foundations are laid for later auditory discrimination experiences. By freeing the child from inhibitions they learn to express them self at an early age; by categorizing objects, mathematical set concepts are learned. In short, Preschool can open a young child's awareness of their Lord's world and stir their inquisitiveness so as to make an eager learner in their Kindergarten years. We believe prayer is a natural and integral part of a child's education.
The children will receive concentrated instructions in motor, auditory, and visual skills. These skills are reinforced by games in the classroom and play area. The purpose of this program is to develop a good self-concept as well as skills.