The leading idea behind this project was to design a Kindergarten that offers a variety of experiences to the children.
The project was planned for the Unique Kindergarten Program, which is a program aimed at designing kindergartens innovatively so that they answer the needs of children in the 21st century. Consultants for the Rainbow project included The Institute for Democratic Education.
The Kindergarten teacher wanted to transform the area, which was monotonous, to a space offering children different learning and playing opportunities according to every individual child’s strengths and requirements.
The innovative design nurtures skills that children in the 21st century require, and is composed of five areas:
- Inspiring entrance – including a gallery that presents the children’s art works.
- Play and meet – a modular three-dimensional design offering children a play area and stages to perform on.
- My quiet white space – this space is intentionally designed in white only, without any other colors, in order to provide the children with a relaxing area they can design differently every week.
- Creation space – encouraging children to make, learn and express themselves, and providing a variety of creating options.
- Learning and exploring space – learning in an informal way, in small groups.