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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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PLAy Together


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.

PLAy Together


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.

Rainbow factory programs


JUST BARELY 3'S

THURSDAY only   * STARTS JAN.  2018

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. 

CLASS tuition : $75.00/month

 


Just 3's

Monday, Wednesday, Friday (9:30 - 11:30 am) and Tuesday, Thursday (9:30-11:30 am)

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. 

 

Class tuition : MWF $165.00/month, TT $140.00/month


Just 4's and 5's

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Afternoon (12:3o - 3:00PM) 

Monday - Friday morning (9:00AM - 12:00PM)

MONDAY - FRIDAY MORNING WITH TUESDAY/ THURSDAY FULL DAY

                               (M/W/F 9:00AM - 12:00PM, T/TH 9:00AM-3:00PM)

MONDAY - FRIDAY FULL Day (9:00am - 3:00Pm)

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. 

 

Class tuition: MWF $170.00/month, M-F morning $295.00/month, m-f MORNING WITH t/tH FULL DAY $450.00/MONTH, M-F Full Day $600.00/month

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The STAFF


The STAFF


Jamie 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 second 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 9th 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. nipper

teacher

Mrs. Nipper will be joining us for her second year of teaching preschool.  She joins us as a Rainbow Factory parent, and is enthusiastic about continuing her career in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Nipper will be teaching our Tuesday, Thursday Threes class as well as our   Monday, Wednesday, Friday Threes class . She believes all children are capable of great things, and it is an incredible gift to be part of a child’s education.  

 

Mrs. Bird

Teacher

Mrs. Bird joins us at Rainbow Factory for her fifth 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 our Monday through Friday morning Pre-K class, and  continue to teach our Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoon 4's and 5's  class.  She has loved her time teaching younger children,  and believes Rainbow Factory is the best place for children to learn and grow.

Ms. SKOOG

ASSISTANT TEACHER 

Ms. Skoog is beginning her career in Early Childhood Education with us at Rainbow Factory. We are so happy to have her as part of our teaching staff. She has spent the last 3 years educating adults with special needs. She is excited to be working along side master teachers, and is looking forward to the school year ahead.