• Only three more months to go before you start sending off your child to preschool for the first time! Have you decided on a school yet? Here is a shortlist of some of the preschools you may want to consider this coming school year: 


    1. The Little Gym's Terrific Tots   


    A creative, movement-oriented preschool program built on The Little Gym's developmental gymnastics curriculum for children which incorporates story time, arts and crafts, pre-reading, pre-writing and math skills development. Classes have a very low teacher-student ratio of 1:4 (2-3 year-olds) or 1:5 (3-4 year-olds).


    Superbeasties Class (2x/ week): 2 - 3 years old

    Funnybugs Class (3x/ week): 3 - 4 years old


    Tuition Fee Range: P80,000 – P150,000


    Contact Information: The Little Gym of MakatiL1, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st Street & 2nd Ave., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig815-1735/ 815-1779       


    The Little Gym of  Alabang Mezzanine, Autozentrum BMW Center, Commerce Avenue & Madrigal Avenue, Alabang, Muntinlupa850-4060/ 850-4061


    The Little Gym of Pasig-Mandaluyong2F, Bldg. 2, El Pueblo Real de Manila, Julia Vargas Ave. cor. ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City 637-2463/ 637-2464www.thelittlegym.com.ph


    2. LEAP


    Their curriculum makes use of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP), teacher directed activities, and meaningful child-initiated experiences. On-site training and workshops are available for parents and caregivers,  focusing on common interest and child-related concerns and issues. You may visit and have your child try a class at no cost.


    First Steps: 1.5 - 2 years old

    Toddler Classes: 2 - 3 years old

    Pre-K 1 Classes: 3 - 4 years old

    Pre-K 2 Classes: 4 - 5 years old

    Pre-K Vertical: mixed ages


    Tuition Fee Range: P60,000 – P90,000


    Contact Information: 30 Greenmeadows Ave., Quezon City 633-0270leapschool@yahoo.com


    3. Toddlers Unlimited

    All areas of your child's development are considered in their developmentally appropriate curriculum. Parents are highly encouraged to participate in the program as parent-teacher volunteers in class, on field trips or on home visits. Frequency of classes vary (once a week , 2x/week, 3x/week, or 5x/week).


    Toddler Classes: 1 - 2 years old

    Preschool Classes: 3 – 5 years old


    Tuition Fee: P65,000 – P100,000 depending on frequency of classes


    Contact Information:Alabang Branch4th Level Festival Supermall, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa850-4064/ 0917-8108266alabang@toddlersunlimited.com


    Makati Branch7th Floor, ALPAP 1 Bldg., LP Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City0920-9500078makati@toddlersunlimited.com www.toddlersunlimited.com


    4. Creative Space

    In this science and inquiry-based approach to teaching, kids learn experientially and love the process of learning. A healthy lifestyle is promoted in their zero waste environment where fresh organic food is prepared everyday.


    Nursery: 2.6 – 3.5 years old

    Kinder Junior: 3.6 – 4.5 years old

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    Kinder Senior: 4.6 – 5.5 years old

    Prep: 5.5 – 6.5 years old


    Tuition Fee Range: P48,000 – P60,000


    Contact Information: A. Mabini cor. Dr. Pilapil Sts., Kapasigan, Pasig City916-0391/ 0919-8356634creativespace34.multiply.com
    auchee_creativespace@yahoo.com


    6. Kindergarten Camp Learning Center

    Their curriculum focuses on content-based instruction and interactive and integrative methods developmentally appropriate for children. Located within an herbal park compound, children learn to appreciate nature and care for the environment.


    Toddlers: 1.10 – 2.8 years old

    Nursery 1: 2.8 – 3.6 years old

    Nursery 2: 3.6 – 4.6 years old

    Kinder: 4.6 – 5.6 years old

    Prep: 5.6 – 6.6 years old


    Tuition Fee Range: P30,000 – P40,000


    Contact Information: 47 Ticzon Park, P. Oliveros St., Antipolo City710-2341/ 0918-9258400www.kindercamp.multiply.com
    kclcantipolo@gmail.com


    7. Creative Children Learning Center


    Activities are designed to promote self-esteem in children and enable them to make choices from a variety of developmentally and age appropriate activities and materials. Teachers trained at the Disney children center integrate fun and creativity in the learning process.


    Nursery Class:  2.5 – 3.5 years old

    Kinder Class: 3.5 – 5.5 years old


    Tuition Fee Range: P67,000 – P87,000


    Contact Information:32 Riverview Drive, Blueridge B, Quezon City681-5475/ 0917-8808847cclc_blueridge@yahoo.comwww.creativechildrenlearningcenter.com


    Check out more preschools in Preschool Primer: Programs and Fees (Part 2).



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