​​​​Curriculum & Philosophy
Rainbow Garden Preschool implements multiple educational philosophies into the daily and annual curriculum. Our teachers are educated in traditional, Montessori and Waldorf education systems.

What does this mean for your child? Spanish language and culture taught in the classrooms.

Nurturing the whole child through life experience, nature, science, arts and play. Through our daily routine and work cycles your child will become prepared for Kindergarten and beyond.

     There are many ways Montessori and Waldorf are different. These are a few of the ways they are similar.

Montessori and Waldorf are the fastest growing educational systems in the world today. Both are based on many years of experience, with all kinds of children, the world over. Both have great respect for the child as an individual, spiritual, creative being. Both stress the importance of the natural environment, absence of plastic, keeping in touch with nature and natural materials. Both systems base their education on the needs of the child, believing that this will lead to meeting the needs of society as a whole. Both schools provide a rich variety of art, music, dance, and theater at all ages.

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Nutrition OPT OUT FORM

                          summary of NC Child Care Laws & Rules                                    


  • ​​HALF-DAY PRESCHOOL 8:30am-12:30pm ages 2-6

       5 days: $425, 4 days: $395, 3 days: $365

  • 3/4-DAY 8:30am-2:30pm OPTION ONLY FOR 3-5

            5 days: $595/month, 4- $575/month, 3-$550


 FAIRY & GNOME ROOM ages 2-3

              Prices/Week: 5 days: $205, 4 : $185, 2-3: $165

Rainbow, Earth & Sky or Sunshine Room age 3-6

              Prices/week:5 days: $195 or 4: $180, 3: $160

* NEW * BILINGUAL PRE-K on PCS School Calendar
P$650/4-week cycle 7am-2:45pm or $595  8:15am-2:45pm.

Why Bilingual?
Children naturally acquire a second language in much the same way they acquire their first language. By listening and participating in an environment rich in a new language, children assimilate meaning because the new words they hear are in context. A strong social-emotional connection with peers and adults who speak the second language also encourages long-term learning of the new language. Research on bilingual education shows that children are able to transfer their connection between multiple labels of meaning to other disciplines like math, music, science, etc. Bilingual children are able to comprehend differences in culture and understand that there are many possible paths to resolve a negotiation of meaning, or solutions to a problem. These children grow to become adolescents and adults who are eager to take on challenges given the confidence they have developed as bilinguals.