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Welcome to Sunshine and Rainbows Learning Center!

The Sunshine and Rainbows Learning Center is an extension of early learners of the Joliet Park District. The preschool program has been in existence for over 40 years. The Learning Center has openings for students in 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day programs in the morning or afternoon at the Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center.

The Kathy Green Multi-Purpose Center is located at 3000 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 815-741-7275 ext. 160.


The Early Childhood Classroom

The Sunshine and Rainbows Learning Center follows the Illinois Early Childhood Standards and Benchmarks. We teach children holistically and as individuals in a caring environment. In the classroom many different opportunities for learning are provided using center-based exploration, sensory tubs, developmentally appropriate literacy and math lessons, props, and manipulatives.

In addition each classroom has physical education and music instruction. Our Learning Center uses the "Handwriting Without Tears" method for teaching pre-writing and printing skills. Computer time is also available to reinforce colors, shapes, patterns, and letter recognition through the use of the mouse and keyboard.

Family Involvement & Community Events

We also include the family in many events. We have several music presentations throughout the school year. All classrooms, according to the Early Learning Standards, are involved in the following activities: Family Picnic, Grandparent's Dance, Mother's Day Tea, Family Dance, and Bicycle Rodeo. These are just a few of the events held during the school year. We also take part in community outreach programs to help teach caring, sharing, and giving.