Sunshine & Rainbows ELC

Sunshine & Rainbows ELC


We had a very special surprise visit this weekend from Ms. Jennifer! We LOVE this school and all the amazing teachers and staff so much! Thank you for making this little man feel so loved! I can't believe he is off to kinder! 😭 Thankfully we are just moving down the hall and can still get the best hugs from Ms. Jennifer!
Julie Buchanan has been the driving force and backbone of our amazing pre-school Sunshine & Rainbows ELC here at our parish, for 35(!!) years.

After so many years of touching lives and hearts, Julie retired this past September. Her dedication, support, and generosity created a strong foundation that has been instrumental in the school's success and we want to offer her a HUGE thank you for all she has done.

Please help us show our gratitude and offer a note of thanksgiving with well-wishes.

Note: Julie will continue in her role as Director of Children/Youth Faith Formation so she will still be around!

Thank you, Julie, we are grateful and blessed by YOU
Bennet is very excited about school starting in September and cannot wait to be in the fours! We love Sunshine and Rainbows and pray for all our teachers and staff daily! Thank you for all the precautions and changes you have undergone to keep our babies safe!
Sunshine & Rainbows ELC is our amazing preschool program!
Sunshine & Rainbows ELC is our phenomenal preschool and this week they held graduations. It was fun to see the smiling faces of happy children and teachers!!
Over this extended period my family has enjoyed spending time creating sidewalk art, making sun catchers with pony beads, painting rocks, my middle child has been painting, and all my kids have been having fun with me in the kitchen.
Buy a treat for your sweeties and support our pre-school, Sunshine & Rainbows ELC, at the same time.

That's a win-win! 😃
Are you looking for an amazing pre-school for your young child? There is one right here at St. Jude called Sunshine & Rainbows ELC

Registration for parishioners will be available immediately following each Mass this Sunday and again on Monday morning.

Sunday, February 2 at 9:00 am , 11:00 am , and 1:00 pm in the Reception Area

Monday, February 3 from 9:30 am -10:30 am in the Education Building

For more information about this faith-based program which offers extras like music, Spanish, and a STEAM Lab see the website at
The 4’s Frog Class had a fabulous time at the Halloween parade and party today!!
Sunshine & Rainbows ELC has been working hard to get the renovated building ready for students. It looks great!
Need a little pick-me-up? Enjoy this excerpt from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC presentation of The Three Piggy Opera. The cuteness level is extreme. :)
Tuesday in Creative Kids Camp our Exploring Great Artists (for 4-7 yr olds) enjoyed the crazy works of Picasso!!

Sunshine and Rainbows Early Learning Center (formerly Rainbow Days Preschool) is a quality enrichmen

Sunshine and Rainbows Early Learning Center (formerly Rainbow Days Preschool) is a quality enrichment program for 2, 3, 4, and 5 year old children. It is comprised of appropriate play and learning experiences that contribute to the religious, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of each child. Our philosophy is based on the belief that every child is a wonderful gift from God, made

Operating as usual

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 10/04/2023

The twos class welcomed October with Acorn Investigations! They went on an acorn hunt, compared and contrasted their finds, and made handprint acorns. “Just like a little acorn that grows to be a tree, I’m growing every day and learning to be me!”


We can't thank you enough for helping us meet our fundraising goal of $10,000! Your generosity and support is truly appreciated.


Today is North TX Giving Day! We are incredibly grateful for so much support - we are over 3/4 to our goal! God is doing great things through our work at Sunshine & Rainbows. Thank you!


We are 1/2 way to reaching our fundraising goal! Only 2 more days to go! We pride ourselves in being good stewards with these gifts and are excited to see how God works in our preschool this year. Thank you for investing in this ministry! ☀️🌈❤️


Please consider a donation to our preschool. This is our major fundraiser for the year. Thanks in advance for helping us achieve our goal!

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 08/31/2023

Our preschoolers are back to school learning their routines, having fun, and making friends!


Welcome back students and families! We are looking forward to Teaching, Loving, and Inspiring all year long!


We encourage you all to read to your children everyday! ❤️

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 04/10/2023

Our Three's classes had a special day to celebrate Transportation week. They had the opportunity to climb inside and explore some buses, golf carts, and a tractor. They even meet some firemen and saw their big fire engine. These classes also had some special outdoor time to make their own boats, drive on a special track, and pull stuffed animals in wagons! This was a very fun day for all!

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 04/10/2023

Last month was our Open House and our sweet kids are still talking about how much fun it was to show special family members their classroom and special artwork!

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 04/10/2023

We love the support and prayers we get from our priests. Father Ricardo was able to come to bless our classrooms before Palm Sunday and also help in our prayer service this month.


We love all these ideas to love and connect with your child! ❤️

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 02/25/2023

🎶 Zoom, zoom, zoom, we're going to the moon! 🎶

Our three's classes spent time this week traveling to the moon and learning all about outer space! We loved watching these young astronauts explore outer space this week!


We all have big feelings at times. Here are 5 steps to help manage and regulate when those big feelings come.

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 02/18/2023

Happy Saint Valentines Day! We loved celebrating with our sweet kids this past week!


We missed all our sweet kids this week and continue to pray for safety and warmth! We look forward to seeing everyone next week.




Hat Creek Spirit night!
Wed. Jan. 25 from 5-9 pm.

Come and have dinner while the kids run and play! You can also grab food to go in the drive-through!

Please mention Sunshine & Rainbows!

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 01/17/2023

Everyone loves our NEW playground! We love hearing all the laughter and watching the kids explore and play on the new playground.


It’s ENROLLMENT time for the 2023-2024 school year!

Jan. 23-24 In house
Jan. 25 Special enrollment for previous families
Jan. 26 Parish
Jan. 30 Open to everyone

We are so blessed to have amazing families and children in our school! We cannot wait to have you back again next year!


Staff in-service was today as we prep and pump up to see all the students tomorrow and Thursday this week. While we enjoyed our Christmas break, we are excited to get back into the classroom with our kids!

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 12/28/2022

Our new playground is taking shape!

We hope our NEW PLAYGROUND will be ready for the children when we return to school. Licensing has to inspect it first, so we will keep you posted. We know that the children can't wait to explore the new structure.

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 12/28/2022

We hope all our families are enjoying their Christmas break! We are looking forward to seeing all your smiles when we return in January (3rd or 4th). We were lucky to have Santa come visit our classes before we left for the break!

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 10/31/2022

More Halloween fun!

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 10/30/2022

Thanks to everyone for stopping by yesterday at the Trunk or Treat! It was great to see alumni and current families! 🎃

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 10/28/2022

Halloween parade around the fountain and down the halls! So much fun was had today! More fun and parades on Monday!


Trunk or Treat sponsored by the Religious Ed department is this Saturday. It will be in the South Parking Lot, so you will enter through the North church entrance. The South Entrances may be closed.

The flyer says the event will be in the South field; however, we just received word that it will be in the parking lot. We hope to see you all there!


We pray for a restful, fun, and safe fall break for everyone. Fall Break Activity Idea: Collect and paint objects from nature.

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 10/13/2022

Ms. Suzanne and Ms. Emily took their Flamingo class on an acorn hunt. They then compared the various characteristics of their collection. Next, they used 3 of the acorns to paint part of the art project for the day: a handprint acorn. What a great way to learn!


Some preschoolers will give you a play-by-play of every second of their day. However, as you might have discovered, many times when you ask a preschooler how his/her day was, you won't get much of an answer. Here are some ways to encourage a connection after school!

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 10/06/2022

October Prayer Service: The Good Samaritan

How can we be a good friend today?


“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” — FRED ROGERS

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 10/04/2022

Ms. Julie and her Flamingos made apple trees this week and we just love all the smiles and giggles that were coming from her room! 🍎🍏🍎


Listen - "I hear you"
Observe - "I see you"
Validate - "I accept you"
Empathize - "I understand you"
-L.R. Knost

Photos from Sunshine & Rainbows ELC's post 10/03/2022

It is always a good time during art!


A huge thank you for all the support we received during North Texas Giving Day! Because of you, we were able to raise $7,547!


North Texas Giving Day is TODAY! Our impact is greater when we give together!


We spy sweet kids going on a shape hunt!

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☀️🌈Enrolling now! Openings in the 2s, 3s, and 4s classes.  ☀️🌈Call 214-644-2080 for more info.
Want a peek inside? Take a virtual tour! 👇☀️🌈Parish enrollment starts today, 1/27. ☀️🌈Open enrollment starts on 1/31.   ...
2022 -2023 ENROLLMENT BEGINS TODAY!There are openings in the 2’s, 3’s, 4’s and 5’s. ☀️🌈 In House Enrollment/Sibling Enro...
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Getting ready for another wonderful school day!
Cake me away! 🧁The Sunshine and Rainbows bake sale is ready and will be accepting donations in the church lobby after ea...
Something to put a little joy in your heart!
We’ll be here until 4! Come support Sunshine and Rainbows ELC at the St. Jude craft fair and bake sale!
Coming in the fall--our very own STEAM Lab!! Lots of creativity and thinking will be taking place in our school!! (STEAM...
Our kindergartners entertaining the Goodtimers!
Senora O'Brien and one of our four's classes practicing their Spanish! We teach Spanish to our three's, four's, and kind...
Enjoy some angel voices as we prepare for Jesus' birth! The children singing at our monthly prayer service!




1515 N Greenville Avenue
Allen, TX

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