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Rainbow Corners Nursery School, located in Waldwick NJ, is a cooperative, non-sectarian preschool whose goal is to offer children a well-rounded experience through active play-based activities that allow for social, intellectual and emotional development. The school strives to create a family atmosphere with a strong sense of community. As a cooperative preschool, parents play an important role in their children’s education and about twice a month many assist in the classroom. While the hope is that every parent volunteers at some point, there are also a few spots available for parents who are unable to work during the week in the classroom.
A typical daily schedule includes activities such as circle time, outdoor play, story time, art, writing center and computer time. Children also participate in music and gym classes, which alternate weekly. Age appropriate field trips are also planned throughout the year. Field trips include nature walks, hayrides, train rides and visits to the Post Office. Rainbow Corners offers classes for children ranging from 2 ½ to 5 years of age. The 2-year-old program meets two times a week and classroom activities emphasize following directions, language development, exploring and sharing. The 3-year-old program meets three times a week, and the 4-year-olds meet four times a week.
A number of additional programs are offered for extending your child’s day, including a Lunch and Play program and a Pre-K Enrichment program for children 4-5 years of age with rotating themes such as the rainforest, the ocean and outer space.
A Mommy and Me class is also offered (ages 18 months-2 1/2 years) with a focus on exploration and discovery that incorporates music, art, building and more into a fun class you can attend with your child.
For 3-4 year-olds, there is an enrichment program called Creative Capers which meets once a week with rotating themes such as bubbles, worms, knights and castles, and Curious George. On the day of my visit the theme was Honey Bees and the children were busy working on various projects related to the theme.
Rainbow Corners Nursery School is currently running an enrollment special for the upcoming Fall ’14 school year. New families who enroll their children by July 15th and mention that they saw this offer on Playground Talk will receive the first month’s tuition free! To find out more information about these programs you can visit their website or call at 201-447-2987.