Rainbow Classroom

Ages 3 years to 4 years

    The Rainbow classroom is a place of great growth for students as they introduce new subjects and work on existing skills. Students are able to work on building a sense of autonomy and independence not only in play but also their learning. This extends into their self-help skills where students assist at drop-off with coats, lunch with plating and pouring. The teachers utilize the school's creative curriculum during lessons which allows for students to be engaged through play. Subject areas include reading, name writing, number sense and identification, science, and social studies. By engaging each of these subjects the students expand not only their learning but their knowledge of the world around them. Some of the student's favorite year activities include hatching chicks in the spring and the summer train trip. Rainbows also continue to work on their social and emotional development, such as problem-solving and emotional coping. 


Head Teacher

Carol Ortman

Bachelors in Management & Marketing

College of Notre Dame Baltimore, MD

Creative Curriculum, 

Brigance Early Childhood,

Wilson Language Training

New to Palmer School, she has taught preschoolers for over 15 years! She has also been a kindergarten paraprofessional and preschool camp director.

She loves riding her bike, going to the beach and spending time with her family.

Staff Ratio 1:10

Science Curriculum

Weekly Cooking Projects

Social and Emotional Skills


Teacher Assistant

Sofia Rolon

Pursuing Associates in Early Childhood Education from RVCC

Born in Buenos Aries 

Argentina Miss Sofia has worked at Palmer School for several years. She enjoys reading. Her favorite book series is Harry Potter.