Philosophy and Background

Rainbow Place Preschool is a ministry program of Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn.  Our program has been guiding children and their families in these valuable first school experiences since 1981.  We offer a traditional half-day program, a 4+ Kindergarten Enrichment class, and an all-day program format for children 3, 4, and 5-years-old. A Young 3's class began in 2012 for children to get a taste of the joys of preschool.  Our classes provide children a loving Christian environment in which to participate in positive social experiences and creative, hands-on opportunities for learning and discovery.  We hope this not only provides for kindergarten readiness, but a strong foundation for a joy of life-long learning.
The primary goal is to provide children with a preschool experience in which they can progress at their own pace, develop a positive sense of self, and engage in activities designed to enhance social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development.
Children in our program learn through exploration, experimentation, practice and interaction with others.  They learn about God's role in everyday life through example, problem-solving, social interaction, stories, songs and prayer before meals.
Rainbow Place Preschool is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).  Children are eligible for enrollment if they are potty-trained, and have completed paperwork.  Class placement is made by their age at the first day of school.  We accept children through age six.  Enrollment is open to all children regardless of race, color or national or ethnic origin.