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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. 2020

    • 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 • $485.00/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


Ms. Williams

Director

Ms. Williams 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.  Ms. Williams 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. Ms. Williams would love to show you what we’re all about!

Miss SKOOG

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Miss Skoog will be joining us for her fourth year at Rainbow Factory. Having worn many hats at Rainbow Factory over the years, she is now working under Ms. Williams as Assistant Director. Prior to Rainbow Factory, she worked in the social services field for a decade. It is her goal to facilitate a culture of autonomy and respect between students and staff to provide students with safe boundaries in order for them to be successful learners.

MISS MCKENZIE

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Miss McKenzie will be assisting Mrs. Bird for a second year at Rainbow Factory. She is currently attaining her education degree, and has taught Adult Spanish for the past two years. She has been a force in integrating Spanish into our fours and fives classrooms and we are so excited she will be returning to Rainbow Factory this year to share her gifts with our students.

 

 

Mrs. Bird

Teacher

Mrs. Bird joins us at Rainbow Factory for her seventh year of teaching preschool.  She has earned a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Northern Iowa.  Before her time at Rainbow Factory, Mrs. Bird taught 5th and 1st grade for thirteen years. We are excited to see her spearhead the Full Day Preschool class this year. Mrs. Bird utilizes her talents to encourage early literacy and creativity in her classroom.  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 tenth year at Rainbow Factory.  She has taught preschool for over 25 years, and previously taught Early Childhood courses at Metro Community College as well. Mrs. Ory will be leading the half day Fours and Fives classes this term, applying the most developmentally appropriate curriculum for her students through observation and an understanding of her student’s individual needs.

 

mrs. phillips

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Mrs. Phillips will be assisting Ms Roberts 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 the school, and now joins us for her third year as an Assistant Teacher at Rainbow Factory.  She believes that preschool children learn best through hands on key experiences.

 

Ms. Roberts

TEACHER

Ms. Roberts will join our team as the lead Threes for the 2019-2020 school year! Her background in early childhood spans a decade and she specializes in working individually with children to meet their unique learning needs. Ms. Roberts will also be teaching the Just Barely Threes class beginning in January 2020.

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