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Rainbow Road Preschool

Rainbow Road Preschool

First United Methodist Church
301 North Jefferson Street
Kittanning, PA 16201
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Registrations for the 2023-2024 school year are being accepted with programs for 3 and 4-year-old children. If you have any questions call the Church office at 724-548-4312 or Rainbow Road directly at 724-548-7569

NOTE:    Classes are full for the year 2023-2024 - all future applications will be added to our waiting list


Sign up now for the 2023-2024 school year!  Children who will be 3 years old by September 1, 2023 are eligible for our 2 day program and children who will be 4 by September 1, 2023 will attend 3 days per week.

   Rainbow Road Preschool is a non-profit outreach program of the First United Methodist Church in Kittanning.
 It is designed to serve interested families in and around Armstrong County. 
The church  is located at 301 N. Jefferson St. and the Preschool is across the alley at 332 N. Water St., Kittanning PA 16201

Our Purpose
The purpose of Rainbow Road is to promote social and emotional awareness, cognitive growth, and the creative expression of thoughts and feelings within a Christian environment.

Experienced Preschool Staff
Kim Yankasky
Shari Schrecengost

Fees are as follows:
2 sessions/week- 95.00 per month
(3-4 yr olds)

3 sessions/week-$115.00 per month

Registration fee- $25.00

Our Goals
Specific goals include:
• To be an adjustment stage between children’s early years at home with parents and caregivers and the beginning of formal education in kindergarten.
• To foster children’s own development by providing a Christian environment where they are encouraged to express themselves, be creative, make choices, and develop a sense of independence and personal worth.
• To try to meet each child’s needs according to his/her own growth patterns and rates.
• To help children learn and develop socially, emotionally, academically, and physically.
• To provide an atmosphere that is filled with stimulating objects and activities chosen to encourage discovery and learning.

Our Curriculum
The Rainbow Road program is based on a two-year curriculum.  We do not do the same units of interest two years in a row (ex: trees, dinosaurs, transportation, etc.).  This insures that our returning students will be learning and doing new things.  Basic skills such as colors, shapes, numbers, etc. are taught throughout all the units each year.  Three and four-year olds attend classes two day each week, and the four and five-year olds who will be attending Kindergarten the following year attend three classes each week.  Morning classes are held from 9:00-11:30am and afternoon classes from 12:30-3:00pm.  Tuesday and Thursday, our classes are mixed age groupings that provide a wonderful environment for each individual child.  On Fridays, only the Pre-K students attend, enabling us to focus more on name-writing and other activities in preparation for Kindergarten.  Daily activities begin with circle time.  It is a time for talking and singing and children are encouraged to share with the group.  We discuss our plans for the day and move on to “free play” time during which the children choose activities and toys.  We have a large selection of toys that are changed on a regular basis.  These are toys chosen to help develop fine motor skills, math skills, role-playing, etc.  This time also includes each child’s turn to work one-on-one or in a small group with teachers on craft projects, games, and other learning activities.  We have ample space for gross motor activities, such as large ball play, parachute play, active play and more.  Snack time is a part of our daily routine, also, and we end each session with a story and discussion.

We invite you to call or come and visit us!


Registration is not confirmed until fee of $25.00 is received

A registration fee of $25 must be mailed to:

Rainbow Road Preschool
First United Methodist Church
301 North Jefferson Street
Kittanning, PA  16201
This fee is refundable only if we cannot provide a space for your child.

Tuition is payable in nine installments:

2 days per week:  $95 monthly installments
3 days per week:  $115 monthly installments
*For Registrations received prior to June 30, 2023, the first tuition installment is due by June 30, 2023.

*For Registrations received after June 30, 2023  the first tuition installment should be mailed to the above address along with the registration fee.

The second installment will be due September 15, 2023

The final tuition installment will be due April 15, 2024

Please note: Children should be potty trained by June 1, 2023 to attend Rainbow Road during the 2023-2024 school year.