For the Rainbow classes, a weekly theme is chosen around which stories, arts and crafts, and activities are centered. Each week, theme-related 'Bits' (bits of information) are selected for recognition, recall, and age-appropriate exploration and discussion. Our teachers have a wide-variety of themes they cover, and often change the themes year to year, based on the interests of the children. Examples of some topics are 'Muscles and Bones,' 'Community Workers,' 'Backyard Animals,' 'International Flags,' and even a whole fun week all about 'Pasta.'
We start even the youngest children with activities and flashcards that focus on number and letter recognition. As they progress through the program, the children are introduced to early math concepts, basic phonics, and sight words through engaging circle time activities and games. The Rainbow groups also have French and Music classes twice a week, as well as sign language, and a weekly cooking or 'food experience.'