Over the Rainbow Preschool
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Over the Rainbow Preschool
Editor Note (April 2011): This daycare appears to have closed.
No license was found at CCLD under this name.
There are several preschools with similar names in Montclair and Rockridge.
Over the Rainbow Preschool (this one) - Susan & Bob - Montclair
The Rainbow School - Dora Halpern, Taft Avenue, Rockridge
Rainbow Preschool - Deborah Yugo, Thornhill, Montclair
There is nothing in the BPN archives on Over the Rainbow
Preschool in Montclair. I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who
can share experiences or opinions on this school. Thanks!
We love Over the Rainbow Preschool in Oakland. Our son has been
going there for almost 2 years. Deborah is wonderful and so are
Susan and Bob. Deborah is a mom of grown children and a teacher
(she taught Kindergarten) which works out really well for the
kids and for the parents. Susan is there every morning with
Deborah and teaches the kids Kung Fu on Tuesdays. A music teacher
(Monday or Thursday), Spanish teacher (Wednesday), and a
storyteller (Friday) come in once a week. Bob and Deborah play
with the children in the afternoon. I recommend Over the Rainbow
for parents who want a play based preschool.
I was wondering if anyone had any experience with Over the
Rainbow pre-school in Montclair. I'm wondering if the program
seemed to offer a variety of learning challenges for the kids.
In other words, I saw their workbooks and puzzles/games, but
wondered if there was much put into things like cooking or
gardening. Also, how was your experience with Debra, the
I highly recommend Over the Rainbow. Deborah is a very
attentive teacher and so is Susan. My son has been there since
last year and he will be there until he goes to Kindergarten
next fall. She has workbooks for the kids and engages them in
different activities throughout the day. They do art projects,
play games, read stories, etc... and they have free play. There
is a music teacher, a dance teacher, a Spanish teacher, and a
storyteller that come to the school. Susan teaches them Kung
Fu. Her husband Bob spends quite a bit of time with the
children as well. Deborah taught in the Oakland Schools for
many years and she has children of her own so she brings both
her motherhood and her teaching experiences to the class.
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