Rainbow Preschool & Child Care Center's preschool programs in Virginia Beach, VA, promote explorative learning that is sensible to the age of the child. Academically, we believe that repetition is the key to learning; therefore, activities for each day are scheduled to provide some structure to include teacher-directed activities as well as opportunities for individual choices.
Infants (Rainbow II Only)
We understand that infancy is a tender, remarkable time of growth and development in a child's life. From six weeks onward, infants are welcome to join our loving child care community. Our infant teachers are CPR- and First Aid-certified and have a primary focus on your child's physical needs and personal interaction.
At the end of each day, you will be provided with a daily chart that will keep you updated with all feedings, diaper changes, milestones, and sleep periods. Rest assured that our infant room staff is sensitive to your concerns and the needs of your baby.
Toddlers (Rainbow II Only)
Our toddlers are energetic and desire their independence, which is why our toddler teachers focus on developing fine motor skills through age-appropriate activities that give little ones plenty of opportunities to socialize, exercise and have fun through exploration and play in a safe, responsive setting. Teachers work from a set schedule each day that offers both playtime and learning time. Subjects involve daily object recognition, sensory stimulation, singing, and socialization that will help improve their coordination and increase verbal skills.
Our two-year-old classroom provides an environment fit for your two-year-olds' energy, so that they can discover and take an interest in the world around them. Teachers provide guidance for academic exploration with age-appropriate activities, circle time, outdoor play, and art projects while implementing a wide range of developmental skills in basic hand-eye coordination, motor skills, letter and number identification, nursery rhymes, sing-a-longs, speech, and counting. Two-year-olds also learn social and emotional skills such as table manners, sharing kindness, and basic safety skills. Additionally, each child will be encouraged to start potty training when ready.
Our class for three-year-olds is designed to teach students a number of academic skills that will prepare them for the upcoming transition to Pre-K through fun and exciting activities. Teachers provide students with a remarkable curriculum wrapped inside a structured daily schedule for students. The class focus is on learning letter recognition, hands-on math, orientation today, days of the week and months of the year, beginner writing skills and small and large group activities, learning centers and outdoor play. Each child will be encouraged to share and start learning responsibility, table manners, accepting classroom structure, and the ability to focus on one full activity for incremented time periods.
Our four-year-olds focus on learning independence and self-esteem. This is a magical time for the class as they have hands-on learning while working on their communication skills. Each student will also work on problem-solving skills while creating a love of life-long learning. The students will explore, investigate and discover the world around them as they expand their skills and knowledge.
Our private Kindergarten program complies with Virginia State's SOL's and provides your child with a smaller sized classroom setting, enabling the teacher to work one-on-one with students and develop a close student-teacher foundation. Through this program, we also offer extra-curricular activities like learning Spanish, music, sign language, and computer lab.
Before & After School
The way we see it, our purpose is to offer our school-age students a fun, relaxing environment that still provides a uniformed schedule. Age-appropriate activities such as arts and crafts, cooking, music, outdoor play, group projects and time to do homework are offered. For your convenience, we also provide transportation to and from public schools.