Rainbow Schools is a non-profit group of early education centers which has been serving the families of Oahu with excellent programs since 1972.
For specific information on operating hours, tuition, and site visits, please see the link for each location. Children are accepted by application at the selected site. If no openings are available, the child’s name will be placed on a waiting list.
All Rainbow School tuition fees include meals and snacks. Transportation to and from school is not provided. Upon enrollment, each family is given a handbook with detailed information regarding all school policies.
Upon enrolling, a Form 14 (health record) is required for every child. This card must show that a physical exam and tuberculin test have been completed within the past year, and that all required immunizations are current. In addition, the DHS 908 Supplemental Health Form will need to be completed by the child’s physician.
Rainbow Schools accept children of any race, religion, national or ethnic origin. Children with special needs are accepted whenever they can be appropriately accommodated by our program.
Rainbow Schools’ curriculum is based on these developmentally appropriate practices. Rainbow School also chooses a “Learning Center” approach to the curriculum.
Rainbow School specifically provides a curriculum that is rich in discovery and exploration. We believe that learning takes place through child initiated, free choice activities or “experiential” learning. Though the program may appear informal and flexible, the curriculum and environment are a result of careful daily planning by staff. Teachers arrange the learning environment in to many interest areas: art, blocks, cooking, computer, home living, library, listening center, carpentry, music and movement, science, the outdoors, sand and water, work jobs, table games and manipulatives. These learning centers also provide exposure to letters and shapes as well as a foundation for numbers and math concepts.
Parent Education Services
Tuition Subsidy Programs
Rainbow Schools accepts the following tuition assistance programs:
- DHS Childcare Connection – Arbor
- Preschool Open Doors
- Kamehameha Schools Pauahi Keiki Scholars
- Federal Subsidies
- Keiki O Ka Aina
- Other preschool subsidies
Food Service Program
Infant Food Program
Rainbow School provides Similac and cereal for infants (3-12 months). Baby food will be provided for infants. Parents may provide their own age appropriate fruits, vegetables and meats as suggested by their pediatrician. No food will be served that hasn’t already been tried at home.
Breast milk will be accepted in ready-to-feed or other sealed sanitary containers labeled with both the infant’s name and the date. Frozen breast milk can be kept at school for up to three months. Refrigerated milk must be used within 24 hours.
Parents of infants will provide teachers with a feeding schedule which will be followed.
Our open door policy is extended to parents who wish to come throughout the day for their child’s feedings.