Rainbow's End News
Pets in the Classroom
The Pre-K Counts Classroom at Rainbow's End Washington would like to thank Pets in the Classroom for their recent grant to receive a new pet gerbil and it’s habitat. Not only do pets in an early learning classroom help children learn about Science and Nature topics, but they teach them the importance of being responsible and taking care of another living being.
Thanks again for the learning experience Pets in the Classroom!!!
Rainbow's End Food Drive
Rainbow's End Learning Center of Washington hosted a food drive in the month of November to benefit the Washington County Food Bank. The Pre-K Counts, 3 and 4 year old Preschool Classrooms participated by bringing in non-perishable foods to the collection boxes at the center. What a great way to teach the next generation the joy in giving to those less fortunate.
The Importance of Fire Safety
Don't be alarmed! There was not a fire at Rainbow's End Learning Center located on Jefferson Ave. in Washington on Monday, October 8, 2012, the kids and staff just had a special visit from the Washington County Fire Department and their big, red fire truck. What a great way for children to learn the importance of fire safety, first-hand, from the brave firemen themselves. At Rainbow's End, we make learning fun!
Pumpkin Patch Trolley
Rainbow's End Learning Center in Washington hosted the 3 yr. old and 4 yr. old Preschool Classrooms, as well as the Pre-K Counts Classroom, on a special fieldtrip to ride the Pumpkin Patch Trolley at The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum on Friday, October 5, 2012. The sun was shining and the kids were ready to find their prized pumpkin in the patch while dressed in their Halloween best!! A special "Thank You" to all the parent chaperones that came and assisted that day. Happy Halloween!!
Annual Summer Carnival 2012
Rainbow's End Learning Center in Washington finished out their summer program with a bang at the Annual Summer Carnival, held in the playground and parking lot at Rainbow's End. As always, there was plenty of entertainment, games, and snacks for everyone to enjoy. We were visited by Rainbow's the Clown this year, who performed a mystifying magic routine for the School-Age kids and painted faces. We also want to send a special “Thank You” to the Observer Reporter for sponsoring the Rainbow Train to come and visit the center again.
Cinderella Ball 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 was an exciting day for all the princesses and princes in training as they prepared to go to the Cinderella Ball hosted by Rainbow's End of Washington. The Alpine Bowling Lane was gracious enough to donate some dancing space for the kids and staff to boogie down with the DJ stylings of Mr. Ray and his wife Sally. Thanks to everyone who helped make this such a special day for the kids....
Fun and Messy Learning!
Learning is even better when it is MESSY! The toddler room enjoyed a morning of finger, foot, and body painting on a cold and snowy January day. They had so much fun they didn't even realize they were learning about color properties, body part identification, and sensory integration while laughing and playing with their friends. Come join the fun and schedule a tour today!
End of Summer Program Carnival
Rainbow's End Washington celebrated the end of the Summer Program with a fun filled carnival; including skill games, prizes, and freshly popped popcorn! The highlight of the morning was a visit from the Rainbow Express Train, sponsored by The Observer Reporter and an official visit from the office of State Representative, Tim Solobay. Special thanks to all the kids, parents, and staff who contributed to a Summer filled with learning, loving, and most importantly FUN!
Washington Fair Fieldtrip
Grab your red shirt and prepare to hold your noses, Rainbow's End Learning Center in Washington took a fieldtrip to the Washington County Fair on August 20, 2010. The 3 and 4 yr. Preschool classes, along with the School-Age Summer Program classes joined forces to visit the barns and see some blue prize animals. The petting zoo was the highlight of the trip where the children got up close and personal with goats, sheep, and even a Turkey! Congratulations to Rainbow's End students for correctly identifying the turkey and helping to explain to other children that it was not a chicken.
It was a magical morning on July 22, 2010 for the children at Rainbow's End Learning Center in Washington. All the young ladies were greeted outside by Prince Charming and received their flowers, while the gentlemen patiently waited wearing their crowns to be escorted to the Alpine Bowling lane, by limousine, for the Annual Cinderella Ball. The staff, children, and some consumers from the Older Adult Living Program danced the morning away in their best dresses and suits, while enjoying cake and punch. As always, the Cinderella Ball was a highlight of the summer and Rainbow's End would like to thank everyone who donated items and their time to create such a special memory for the children.
Washington Fire Station Field Trip
The School-Age Summer Program took an exciting fieldtrip to the City of Washington's Fire Station on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. With one of the trucks out on a call, the children got to see the hustle and bustle of a fire station in action! They asked lots of questions and will also learn how to escape and avoid smoke in a fire when the Smoke House comes to Rainbow's End Learning Center on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. Who says learning can't be fun?
Christian, from the School-Age Summer Program at Rainbow's End, Washington, prepares the "volcano eruption" from the class made volcano. All classes enjoyed a day of water-play, hula-hooping, eating shaved ice, and island dancing to celebrate this year's "Luau Day" on the playground. Despite the heat, it was a great day and everyone took great naps in the afternoon!
Washington Firefighters Visit
The Rainbow's End Learning Center, Inc. 3 year preschool, 4 year preschool, and Pre-K Counts classrooms visited the Washington Fire Station on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Micah learned that even though the Firemen look scary in their firefighting gear, they are our friends and they are here to help us.
ID a Kid Event
On Wednesday April 21, 2010 Rainbow's End Learning Center in Washington, PA hosted an afternoon ID A KID event. The sponsoring agency was Prudential Financial Services and all families with children at Rainbow's End were offered this service free of charge.
Each child who participated was finger printed by Sgt. Robert Lemons, of Washington City Police, and took their fingerprints home when finished on an ID A KID card. Pictured above is Isabella Morrell, who is a member of the Before and After School program at Rainbow's End.
Where Children of
Learn & Play
Our program's philosophy is developed around an educationally based, hands - on approach to learning, utilizing the Creative Curriculum.
This philosophy is adapted to meet the individual needs of the children in each classroom environment, infancy (6 weeks of age) through elementary school age (12 years old).