• Time to Save! Your Tuition Fee Guide for Makati Preschools

    This list of preschools isn't an all-encompassing directory, but it can hopefully help you plan for expenses.
    by Din Real Bautista .
Time to Save! Your Tuition Fee Guide for Makati Preschools
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  • As a first-time mommy, one of the things I am excited — and anxious — about is my daughter's first school. I had begun researching for preschools, types of schools, locations, and more, even before she turned 2 years old! We had attended trial classes, weighed in pros and cons, and observed where she will enjoy the most. 

    For some, sending a 2-year-old to school is too early, but it was good for my daughter. She loves her school, and it has helped her to be more friendly and more expressive. We considered the environment, location, and price point in deciding which school is we see best for our toddler.

    This list isn't an all-encompassing directory, but it can hopefully help you decide how much money to set aside.

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    Here's a tuition fee guide for Makati preschools.

    Golden Values School

    Annual tuition fee starts at Php40,000+ to Php69, 000+

    It was established in 1979 and has a daycare program is for children aged 2 to 5 years old, who either are coming to school for the first time and whose parents aren’t sure about enrolling in the regular program. It is available monthly depending on how the child responds. Daycare students are not separate from the regular class. They enjoy the same activities implemented by learning through play: music, arts, socialization, play, and academic learning.

    Programs:

    • Nursery (2 years old)
    • Junior Kinder (3 years old)
    • Senior Kinder (4 years old)
    • Kinder (5 years old) 

    Location: 211 Nicanor Garcia, Manila, Metro Manila (they also have schools in Paranaque, Pasig, Novaliches, and Lipa City Batangas). Call +632 898-3406. www.goldenvaluesschool.com

    Child Learning Center

    Annual tuition fee starts at Php56,000+ to Php65, 000+ 

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    Established in 1976, CLC is known for their Move-Grow-Learn (MGL) Program, which focuses on guided play. Over the years it has evolved to one that is mostly traditional with elements of the progressive, but movement and play still have a significant role in their routine. It is currently developing afternoon extended day programs and other child care services to cater to the growing needs of families in the metro. 

    Programs:

    • Pre-Nursery (1.8 – 2.11 years old)
    • Sr. Nursery (3 – 3.11 years old)
    • Kinder 1 (4 – 4.11 years old)
    • Kinder 2 (Prep) (5 – 5.11 years old) 

    Location: 1887 Milagros St, Santiago Village, Brgy. Valenzuela, Makati City. Call +632 895-2389 or 890-2474. www.childlearningcenter.ph

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    Pre-School Camp

    Annual tuition fee starts at Php72, 000 to Php140, 000

    This early childhood learning center was established in 1993 and caters to children between the ages of 12 months to 5 years old.

    Programs:
    • Baby Camp (12-17 months)
    • Toddlers (1.6-2.5 years old)
    • Pre-Nursery (2.6-3.5 years old)
    • Junior Nursery (3.6-4.5 years old)
    • Senior Nursery (4.6-5.5 years old)

    Location: 52 Victoria St., Magallanes Village, Makati. Call +632 869-5792

    Kids Playlab Preschool

    Annual tuition fee starts at Php80,000++ (inclusive of miscellaneous fees, school supplies, materials, and uniform)

    This preschool may be a good choice for parents who are still not decided whether to enroll their kids to either traditional or progressive.

    Programs:

    • Kids’ Playgroup (2 years old)
    • Nursery I (3 years old)
    • Nursery II (4 years old)
    • Kinder (5 years old)

    Location: G/F YMCA of Makati, 7 Sacred Heart St., San Antonio Village, Makati. Call +632 846-5137 / 744-6324 / 0915-9537320

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    Appleseed Montessori

    Annual tuition fee starts at Php 80, 000+ for toddler

    If you’re a parent who is leaning towards the Montessori way of learning, this school may just be the right one for your family. It uses many learning materials that hone the child to work independently.

    Programs:

    • Toddler and PrePrimary Level (2 years old)
    • Primary Level (3-5 years old) 

    Locations: Liroville Condominium, 134 Sedeno corner LP Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City and G/F 20th Drive Corporate Center McKinley Business Park  Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. appleseedmontessori.com.ph

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    Playworks Learning Center (formerly Toddlers and Teachers)

    Annual tuition fee starts at Php90,000 (depends on the age group and days a week). Infant Program starts at Php30,000

    It is a progressive, play-based preschool and follows the Emergent Curriculum, which means it's child-initiated collaborative and incorporates activities that best fit their a child's needs.

    Programs:

    • Infant Class (4-12 months)
    • Toddler (2 years old)
    • Nursery (3 years old)
    • Pre-Kinder (4 years old)
    • Kinder (5 years old)

    Locations:

    Aguirre Building, 108 H.V. de la Costa St. Makati City. 2/F Three Salcedo Place, 123 Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. SM Aura Campus and soon to open in Rockwell. Call +632 816-3273, 555-0497.

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    Little Archers Learning Center

    Annual tuition fee starts at Php98,000

    Little Archers Learning Center prides itself on a curriculum that focuses on excellence, has developmentally appropriate practices, thematic organization of lessons, and progressive education philosophies.

    Programs:

    • Toddlers (2 years old)
    • Nursery (3 years old)
    • Pre-Kinder (4 years old)
    • Kinder (5 years old)
    • Play Care and Infants

    Location: 3/F 1012 Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo Village, Makati (they also have centers in Multinational Village, Parañaque and SM MOA). Call +632 838-4051 / +63 998 992-8229. littlearchers.wordpress.com

    Early Achievers Learning School

    Annual tuition fee starts at Php100, 000+

    EALC uses the Developmentally Appropriate Program (DAP) in teaching children. It follows the progressive approach that integrates play in its interactive and creative programs.

    Programs:

    • Pre-Nursery (2 years old)
    • Nursery (3 years old)
    • Pre-Kinder (4 years old)
    • Kinder (5 years old)

    Location: 231 N. Garcia St. Brgy. Bel-Air, 1209 Makati. Call +632 895-7881 or +632 890-3380

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    Fun-D-Mentals

    Annual tuition fee starts at Around Php100, 000

    This preparatory school for children ages 1.5 to 6 years old was established in 1998. It follows a progressive approach to help children reach their full potential.

    Programs:
    • Junior Toddler (1.5 – 2.5 years old)
    • Nursery (2.5 – 3.5 years old)
    • Pre-Kinder (3.5-4.5 years old)
    • Kinder (5-6 years old)

    Location: Ground Floor Salcedo Mansion, 109 Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. Call +632 818-9764. fundamentalspreschool.weebly.com/index.html

    Colegio de San Agustin Makati

    Annual tuition fee starts at Php120,000

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    It is a private, co-educational school committed to the formation of the pupils in the Catholic faith that is grounded on St. Augustine's teachings about truth, unity, and charity.

    Programs:

    • Nursery (turning 3 years old by August 31)
    • Junior Kinder (turning 4 years old by August 31)
    • Senior Kinder (turning 5 years old by August 31)

    Location: Palm Avenue cor. Carissa Street, Dasmariñas Village, Makati. Call +632 844-3730

    Din Real Bautista is a proud full-time homemaker. Most of the time, she’s busy raising a kind-hearted and strong human being named Monica with the help of the most amazing husband, Beejay. And the rest of her time, she’s making sure her life is better outside social media.

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