Formerly known as HomPimPah Playground, Anak Pelangi (Rainbow Kids) was founded in Jimbaran Bali in 2017 to provide a quality Preschool with an Indonesian curriculum (Kurikulum 2013) blended withthe Montessori method of education. Initially a Playgroup was introduced in 2017 then HomPimPahPlayground moved location and became a formal Preschool with Playgroup and Kindergarten.
We believe that in order for children to grow and learn, they need to feel safe, respected, loved and have a real sense of belonging. We strive so our students have the self-image of a successful child; one who is curious, confident, competent and well prepared for the future. In Anak Pelangi otherwise known asHomPimPah, we are inspired by the Montessori method of learning, using all senses to learn and teach the children basic life skills to enable them to help them self and be independent. We also use Play-based Learning utilizing the huge Indoor & Outdoor Playground; where it appears children are ‘just playing’, though there is a lot of planning and preparation in making sure that learning is happening while children are playing.
Why we add the Montessori Method of learning to the Indonesian curriculum (Kurikulum 2013)??? The Montessori curriculum was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, and educator, through 40 years of scientific research with young children. The Montessori curriculum, method, and philosophy are cited in current educational literature and research as embodying key learning skills identified for success in the 21st century. The Montessori method incorporates multi-age groupings of children that are directed by teachers who facilitate the concept of individualized learning. Teachers adjust their material according to each student’s mastery of academic, intellectual, and social learning, thus building students’ strengths and transforming weaknesses.