Rainbow School

Enrollment information: 707-937-4913



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Rainbow School (Established 1978) is a ministry of the Mendocino Presbyterian Church, for children ages two through six years. We are dedicated to serving children’s needs by providing an enriched environment, a fully qualified competent, caring staff, and a program in which each child can participate according to ability and interest.

Hours: Rainbow is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Afternoon care is contracted or “drop in” by the hour, and is flexible to meet your schedule. Pre-kindergarten class (4 and 5 year olds): Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Preschool class (3 and 4 year olds): Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Play Group classes (2 and 3 year olds): Monday, Wednesday or Tuesday, Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Child may be in diapers.

Enrollment is open to all children within the required age limits regardless of color, creed, religious belief, or health disability.

Our program of developmentally appropriate curriculum at Rainbow School includes the best of early childhood theories, methods, and practices, sensitively interpreted by qualified teachers. We take responsibility for supporting a child’s journey toward physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual WHOLENESS as an adult. We strive to help children find their strengths.

Our curriculum centers on the children’s innate curiosity, their need to explore and create through play. They need joy, love, and support, which will enable them to experience more positively what life’s journey may hand them in a rapidly changing world.

Rainbow School strives to incorporate aspects of Christian belief within the developmentally appropriate structure of the program. Teachers share basic ideas of love, patience, kindness, reconciliation, forgiveness, and service, through modeling, conversation and problem solving. This may include songs of thanksgiving, praise, appropriate Bible stories, and a prayer or blessing spoken at snack and lunchtime. Your child will learn about a loving God and at Christmas we tell the story of the birth of Jesus. Because we honor the religious beliefs of all people we will also be talking about key themes and holidays of other religions.

. . . I am a possibility . . .