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Where adventure begins


Omaha's Premier Preschool

402.556.6262 x1009 

Schedule a tour today! 

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Where adventure begins


Omaha's Premier Preschool

402.556.6262 x1009 

Schedule a tour today! 

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our philosophy

Rainbow Factory Preschool has been in existence since 1964.  It is a Piagetian, active-learning preschool.  Our philosophy is to fit the curriculum to the children.  Decision making, independence, and problem solving are developed through learning centers, dramatic play, cooking, music, movement exploration, language activities, graphing, field trips, nature center activities, and literature.  Children learn by playing, doing, exploring, solving real problems and enjoying self-initiated activities and projects. A balance of active and quiet play is provided for, with individual and group activities which stimulate growth in young children.

 

Our goal is to provide a developmentally age-appropriate curriculum and environment for the children.  In this way, children will develop and grow emotionally, socially, physically and cognitively.

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active learning

Children are active learners.  Children learn through experiences with people, objects and things in their world.  Experience through play, knowledge, curiosity and sense of wonder are foundations for children’s learning.  Children’s ideas about themselves impact their interactions with adults, with other children, and with how they view themselves as learners.

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development

Learning is most meaningful when it is integrated across all areas of development.  Children construct knowledge and integrate new ideas and concepts into their existing understandings.  Their achievements in language and learning are influenced by the social and emotional aspects of their development.  Communication influences mathematical and scientific understandings.  There are no clear lines between the domains or areas of learning.

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Family

Development and learning are rooted in culture and supported by the family. The child’s language, knowledge, traditions, and family expectations are the primary influences on development.  Learning is enriched by stable, nurturing relationships within the family and community.

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Programs


We understand that play is a child's work and through play a child learns.  We encourage children to reach out, touch, laugh, sing, and discover that learning is fun.

Programs


We understand that play is a child's work and through play a child learns.  We encourage children to reach out, touch, laugh, sing, and discover that learning is fun.

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Rainbow factory programs


JUST BARELY 3'S

THURSDAY only • STARTS JAN.  2019

    • 12:45-2:45 pm •  $85/Month

Starting in January, this once a week class serves as an introduction to preschool for our youngest learners.  In this class we focus on learning through play, while providing opportunities for social interaction, problem solving, and building independence.  This class focuses on building confidence and familiarity with our daily preschool procedures.  When the class concludes in May, the children begin summer feeling positive about their experience, excited, and ready for their next year of preschool. 


Just 3's

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday                                                                                                     

  •  9:30-11:30 am • $195.00/MONTH  or  12:45-2:45 PM  • $195.00/month

  • Tuesday, Thursday
    9:30-11:30 am • $165.00/month

Our Preschool curriculum begins at 3 years of age. Everyday the children are given opportunities to participate in individual, small group, and whole group activities.  Our curriculum focuses on fun, hands-on activities to keep children actively engaged as they learn to recognize letters and their corresponding sounds, explore number concepts, and develop positive character traits. Our preschool classroom in prepared with learning centers that encourage intellectual, emotional, and physical growth. This is a classroom filled with adventure and discovery. 


Just 4's and 5's

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday Afternoon
    12:3o-3:00PM • $200.00/month

  • Monday - Friday morning
    9:00AM-12:00PM • $325.00/month

  • MONDAY - FRIDAY MORNING WITH TUESDAY/ THURSDAY FULL DAY
    M/W/F 9:00AM-12:15 PM, T/TH 9:00AM-3:00PM • $480.00/MONTH

  • MONDAY - FRIDAY FULL Day
    9:00am - 3:00Pm • $630.00/month

We offer four different Pre-K class choices.  All classes work towards teaching the same academic and social objectives. We are proud to offer different class options in hopes of providing the opportunity for all children to have the Pre-K experience. Our curriculum for our 4 and 5 year olds builds on everything learned earlier in our preschool program. Kindergarten readiness activities are taught in a fun and structured environment.  This class will continue to learn through play, with a focus on reaching specific academic goals. This is a time for deepening the child’s confidence, building friendships, and learning to love school.  We send Rainbow Factory children to Kindergarten academically prepared and with joy in their hearts. 

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The Staff


The Staff


Mrs. Pressnall

Director

Mrs. Pressnall considers herself to be a life long learner.  She is passionate about creating a positive and meaningful educational experience for every child that attends Rainbow Factory Preschool.  After teaching for Omaha Public Schools for the past twelve years, she's enjoying her fourth year as Director of Rainbow Factory.  Mrs. Pressnall has a strong background in music and art, and enjoys  drawing on those experiences to enrich preschool’s wonderful curriculum.  Rainbow Factory welcomes all visitors, please stop by anytime. Mrs. Pressnall would love to show you what we’re all about!

Mrs. Battey

TEACHER

Mrs. Battey strongly believes there is great joy in teaching young children.  She holds a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education and has loved being a preschool teacher for over 30 years.  She is a master teacher and joins us for her tenth year at Rainbow Factory.  She will continue to teach our Monday through Friday Pre-K class. Kindergarten readiness skills are taught with great care in her room, with the goal of sending confident, prepared, and happy children off to enjoy Kindergarten the following year. 

Mrs. Bird

Teacher

Mrs. Bird joins us at Rainbow Factory for her sixth year of teaching Preschool.  She has earned a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Before her time at Rainbow Factory, Mrs. Bird taught 5th and 1st grade for thirteen years. She will teach both our Morning and Afternoon 4's and 5's Pre-K  classes.  She has loved her time teaching younger children,  and believes Rainbow Factory is the best place for children to learn and grow.

 

Mrs. ORY

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Mrs. Ory will be returning to teach her ninth year at Rainbow Factory.  She has taught preschool for over 25 years, and has also been an Early Childhood Instructor at Metro Community College for the past 9 years.  Mrs. Ory will be teaching our Threes classes . She believes all children are capable of great things. and looks forward to developing our student's language and literacy skills.  

 

mrs. phillips

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Mrs. Phillips will be assisting Miss Skoog in our Monday, Wednesday, Friday Threes Afternoon classroom. She began her journey at Rainbow Factory as a parent, then became a favorite substitute teacher for a school, and now joins us for her second year as Assistant Teacher in Rainbow Factory Family.  She believes that preschool children learn best through hands on key experiences.

 

Miss SKOOG

TEACHER

Miss Skoog will be joining us for her third year at Rainbow Factory.  She will be one of our wonderful Threes Classroom Teachers. Miss Skoog will also be teaching our Just Barely Threes class beginning in January.  She is looking forward to an adventure filled year, and believes education must be tailored to each child's individual development. Miss Skoog enjoys learning about new curriculum.

MISS MCKENZIE

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Miss McKenzie will be assisting Mrs. Bird in both our Morning and Afternoon 4’s and 5’s classes. She is currently attaining her education degree, and has taught Adult Spanish for the past two years. We are so excited she will be joining our Rainbow Factory Team and sharing her special skill set with our students. Miss McKenzie believes all children have unique gifts to share with the world.

 

 

Ms. Smith

ASSISTANT TEACHER

 Ms.Smith  will be assisting Mrs. Battey in our Monday through Friday Full Day classroom.  Ms. Smith has four years of experience teaching in a preschool classroom, and loves working with children. She is excited to be entering into this new position in our Rainbow Factory Family. She believes that all children are capable of great creative and social development in the classroom.

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ENRollment For fall 2019 will begin soon!