Our Philosophy

Building Rainbows is dedicated to fostering an outstanding environment that nurtures the growth and development of children. Our setting is cheerful, safe, and filled with positivity and fun. Whether it’s our interactions with the children or with each other, we always emphasize respect and positivity, and we focus on helping develop strong communication skills.

We encourage our children to become “problem solvers,” always questioning and searching for more than just a single solution. We offer gentle guidance to kids as they face challenges and seek answers during their journey of learning, playing, and growing.

We never forget that they are children, embarking on an incredible journey of life. As their guides and mentors, our role is to instruct, clarify, guide, and support them, extending a patient hand to hold onto, as long as it takes for them to gain strength and resilience.

High-Quality Environment

Since its inception in 1982, our Cypress location has been a beacon of high-quality learning, a tradition we intend to uphold as we nurture the minds of tomorrow. Our definition of high-quality includes ensuring:

  • Staff-to-child ratios that are below state licensing mandates
  • Safe and clean environments
  • Well-trained, caring teachers and staff
  • A pre-school curriculum that lays the foundation for future educational success
  • An abundance of classroom supplies, materials and resources
  • An environment that encourages children to enjoy learning, questioning and exploring
  • Well-equipped playground areas with plenty of spaces to play and run

A Day at Preschool

Here’s an example of what a day might look like for your toddler, preschooler, or pre-K child at Building Rainbows Day School. Please note that the schedule can change based on the age of the child and the weather conditions:

  • Arrival and Breakfast
  • Circle Time
  • Morning Outside Play
  • Snack
  • Centers (Science, Math, Art, Language, Sensory, Library, Computer, and more)
  • Story Time
  • Lunch
  • Nap Time
  • Afternoon Circle Time
  • Snack
  • Afternoon Outside Play
  • Centers
  • Goodbye hugs and high-fives at the end of the day!

Our History

Our story began over thirty-five years ago with a small church that cared for kids in the local Cypress, Texas neighborhood. But when the church ran out of money and was about to shut down, a lady named Donna Frederick stepped in. She was looking for a good child care center for her son to attend and decided to buy the two buildings that were part of the church. Donna had several friends who were teachers and parents like her, and together they started planning a new type of preschool where kids could learn by playing and hands-on activities. With this idea, Building Rainbows Day School was born in November of 1982 and started with just 14 kids.

Over the next 24 years, more and more families brought their children to Building Rainbows. Our ties within the community strengthened as our reputation for providing excellent early childhood care grew. A new era began when parents who had once been preschoolers here brought their little ones to play and learn at Building Rainbows.

In January of 2007, Donna sold the school to Steve Sandweiss and he has continued to uphold the positive traditions of Building Rainbows as a quality preschool for young children. It is still our belief that learning should be fun and that children learn best when provided with hands-on learning experiences.

In January of 2012, we were excited to open our second Building Rainbows Day School location in Tomball, Texas. Our new location shares the same goals and ideals for young children – “A Terrific Place to Grow and Play!”

Texas Rising Star Certified

Texas Rising Star is a quality rating and improvement system for Texas early childhood programs. Grandma’s House has achieved the highest possible rating (4 Stars) under this system. The Texas Rising Star program is “a voluntary, quality-based child care rating system of child care providers participating in the Texas Workforce Commission’s subsidized child care program.” TRS Certification is available to Licensed Center and Licensed and Registered Child Care Home providers who meet the certification criteria. The TRS Provider certification system offers three levels of certification (Two-Star, Three-Star, and Four-Star) to encourage providers to attain progressively higher certification requirements leading to a Four-Star level.

Schedule a Tour Today!

We’d love to speak with you further about the daycare programs offered at Building Rainbows!

Please give us a call at 281-890-7498 (Cypress) | 281-547-0405 (Tomball) or fill out the contact form!

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