There are two things that I consider before sending my child to a school. The first one is the method of teaching. It has to be aligned with my objective of teaching my child through play (since she’s still young) and teaching her using actual things  that she will experience in her daily life. The second one is if it takes into consideration the flexibility that a school should have, and adjust to what a child needs. Every child is different, so you can’t really treat all of them the same way.

Oh, I have one more thing that I consider and that’s proximity.

For those who are in Makati, I will highly recommend this school that we visited. It’s a preschool in Makati. It’s called Carsoncrest International School, a franchisee of Clarenter Education, U.S. and is authorized to offer the International Preschool Curriculum (IPC). At the moment, they are offering the following programs:

  • International Toddler (2 years old) Program
  • International Nursery (3 years old) Program
  • International Prekinder (4 years old) Program
  • International Kinder (5 years old) Program – Starts next year (2019) This is that start establishing the K-to-12 department

Check out our visit to Carsoncrest International School, a preschool in Makati!

What is IPC or the International Preschool Curriculum?

The International Preschool Curriculum embodies the best in academic research and practices. It is aligned to meet or exceed the standards of all major education systems making it the most internationally accepted early childhood education curriculum in the world. From Singapore Math to UK Literacy, the IPC has had to meet some of the most stringent standards to be truly international (for more information visit www.ipc.education).

What I like about the International Preschool Curriculum or IPC is that Carsoncrest International School’s students will be exposed to the following:

  • Language Arts
  • Motor Skills
  • Sciences
  • Creative Arts
  • Numeracy
  • Socio-Emotional

If you want to check out this school, there will be available summer classes at Carsoncrest International school in cooperation with Manila Workshops. This will be posted in the events page (announcement will be in a few days): http://manilaworkshops.com/events

To know more about Carsoncrest International School, this preschool in Makati, visit http://carsoncrestinternationalschool.org.

As early as now, I am thinking of Zeeka’s education. My husband says it is still too early to worry about it. But being the stubborn me, I have already read blogs of the other moms and have checked out the websites of ‘schools’ that she can go to even as a baby. But apart from all these schools and places where they teach and develop children, at home, I honestly don’t know what to do to teach her.

I had my first experience in teaching a child when David, my nephew was smaller. I used to teach him ABC while I was on maternity leave that time (which was just a few hours a day). But, I know that was completely different. David was a nephew and most of the teaching really came from my BIL and SIL, his parents.

Now that I have my own daughter, I am with her 24 hours and I know that the task of teaching her will be on me. I have grown attached to her and sometimes, I think if I will ever be ready to see her go to school and not be with her at home. I know that every kid now is required to go to preschool, but for those who think that their 3-year-old is too young to be sent off to a preschool, you might be interested in homeschooling your preschooler.

Preschool Homeschool: You Can Do It Too!

Preschool Homeschool: You Can Do It Too!

If you want to try out homeschooling your preschooler, you might want to check this out.

The Learning Basket presents its much-requested seminar “Preschool Homeschool: You Can Do It Too!”. It will be on April 20, from 9am to 11am, at Medela House. Listen and discuss with other parents the what, why, and how of homeschooling preschoolers.

Registration is Php 250 but will be waived if you buy a minimum of P500 worth of books or toys from The Learning Basket’s booth during the event. Great quality books and toys add to the homeschool experience.

To register for the event, kindly fill up the form on this link. For questions, don’t hesitate to email Mariel at mariel(at)thelearningbasket(dot)com.

See you there!

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger