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Rainbow
The Rainbow Program is a research based early intervention program aimed at the following objectives:
  • Helping app get a good start in school
  • Developing and enhancing social skills
  • Fostering healthy self-concept
  • Improving school adjustment
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Assisting with life transitions
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The Rainbow Program is available at all of the app Unified School District Elementary School Sites. Paraprofessionals are trained and staffed to work with app in the program.  Once every two weeks, the paraprofessionals meet with the Rainbow Program Coordinator for consultation on the app in the program. 
 
The Rainbow Program offers the following individualized and social skills programs:
 
     PIP Program (Primary Intervention Program)
  • 1 to 1 attention from a trained paraprofessional in non-directive play sessions for grades TK-5
  • 30 minutes a week in activity room for 12 weeks
  • Non-directive play with choices of a variety of activities such as games, art, and crafts
  • Ideal for app who may be going through transitions (divorce, illness, death, family relocations, and other stressful changes)
 
     Second Step 
  • Small groups of 2 to 4 app, grades TK-5, who meet weekly for 12 weeks
  • 45 minutes per week in activity room with a structured Second Step social skills lesson, followed by supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play
  • Units on Empathy, Problem Solving, Emotion Management, and Skills for Learning (focusing attention, listening, and staying on task)
 
Steps to Respect
  • Small groups of 2 to 5 app, grades 3-5, who meet weekly for 16 weeks
  • 45 minutes per week in activity room with a social skills lesson followed by supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play
  • Literature-based social skills curriculum
 
PALS
  • Small groups of 2 to 4 app, grades TK-5, who meet weekly for 10 weeks
  • 45 minutes per week in activity room for a friendship lesson followed by supervised 10 - 15 minute free-choice play time
  • Literature-based curriculum focused on building and maintaining friendships
 
Get Ready for Middle School (GRMS)
  • Small groups of 2 to 5 second semester 5th graders who meet weekly for 8 weeks
  • 30 minutes per week in activity room
  • Literature-based curriculum focused on getting ready for middle school
 
District Coordinator for the program is Renee Nickerson (rnickerson@srvusd.net)

 

DISTRICT RAINBOW COORDINATOR

Renee Nickerson