The Rainbow Room's curriculum supports the social, cognitive, physical and emotional development of each child through a variety of experiences that motivate children to explore and learn through their play. The environment, routines and activities are designed to foster children's learning, creativity, friendship skills and independence.
Niki joined the Little School in the Sunshine Room in 2013; this year she is excited to move to the Rainbow Room. She lives in Andover with her husband, Tim, and one-year-old son, Owen and two dogs. She received a B.A. in Philosophy from Colorado College where she focused on Early Childhood Education. She has experience working with children in an after-school care setting, a Head Start preschool program, and on the slopes as a ski instructor. Her free time is spent hiking, gardening, skiing, snowshoeing and spending time with her family.
Monica graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Music and Elementary Education. She has worked in several schools in Vermont and New Hampshire and has taught the summer program at The Little School for four years, taking a supervisory role this past summer. Outside of the classroom Monica enjoys hiking, photography and playing with her three dogs.
A Typical Day In the Rainbow Room
9:00 – 9:15 | Arrival and Welcome
9:15 – 10:00 | Free Play and Explore Time
10:00 – 10:15 | Clean-Up Time
10:15 – 10:45 | Morning Snack
10:45 – 11:00 | Circle Time and Music & Movement
11:00 – 11:45 | Outdoor Play
11:45 – 12:00 | Story Time or Group Activity
12:00 – 12:30 | Lunch
12:30 | Pick-up for Morning-Only Kids
12:30 – 2:15 | Quiet Rest
2:15 – 3:00 | Outdoor Play
3:00 | Pick-Up