Preschool Guide: 16 traditional and progressive preschools in San Juan

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Preschool, here we come! Here is a comprehensive guide of 21 traditional and progressive preschools in San Juan.

What you can read in this article:

  • Preschool requirements

  • How to choose a school that is right for your child

  • Preschool guide: 16 traditional and progressive preschools in San Juan

As much as we want to keep them as our babies forever, our kids have to grow up and attend school eventually, and preschool is where a child’s academic journey begins.

It’s in preschool where our children learn routines and practice their cognitive and social skills, which is why it’s really important for us to find a school where our child will thrive and will feel comfortable enough to learn and explore.

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Preschool requirements

Before you start your search for the best preschool for your child, you have to make sure that he or she is ready to start school.

Along with that, it’s also a good idea to prepare the following requirements to facilitate your child’s enrollment.

  • Birth certificate of the child

  • Baptismal Certificate (for Catholic schools)

  • Marriage Certificate (unless single parent or not married)

  • 1×1 photo of the child

  • Accomplished Application Form from school

  • Other requirements from the school

How to choose a school that is right for your child?

Parents should choose a preschool based on the quality of the teachers, the policy enforced by the preschool director, resources, the overall environment, and fit for your child, not so much on its written education philosophy.

Oftentimes, when you talk to preschool directors, you will find that they like to emphasize their education method. Parents are therefore led to believe that they should pick the right preschool based on the marketed philosophy.

However, preschools do not need any accreditation to use the names of those education methods. Subscribing to a philosophy does not guarantee it will deliver the same type or the same quality across the board.

Your child’s experience will mostly be shaped by the teachers, the environment, and the policies of the preschool.

It is more important to understand how the teachers are interpreting and incorporating that philosophy into their teaching than whether they have a certain buzzword in their marketing brochure.

To choose a good preschool, after narrowing down several that fit your budget, schedule, and commute, schedule a tour. During your visit, talk to the teachers and staff. Observe closely to see if they meet the criteria for the people you want your child to be surrounded with on his early years.

Preschool guide: 21 traditional and progressive preschools in San Juan

1.Cambridge Greenhills

Location: Ground Floor, Connecticut Arcade Greenhills Shopping Center San Juan, Metro Manila Philippines

Cambridge Children’s Learning and Development Inc (CCLDI) is a Singapore International preschool founded in 1993 by Yale Holdings Pte Inc. and began operation in the Philippines in 2001. CCLDI has since established itself as an international leader in providing quality child care.

Each center provides state-of-the-art child care and early learning programs for children from 10 months to 6 years of age, and enrollment is all year round.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition fee: Upon request

2. Kinder Explorers Playschool

Location: 207-A M. J. Paterno St. San Juan City

Kinder Explorers Playschool (KindEx) offers a preschool program that is committed to providing a balanced education that fosters individuality, creativity, and life-long learning.

Its developmentally appropriate curriculum aims to enhance the strengths of each child because they believe that learning is best accomplished when children are surrounded by objects, activities, and experiences that relate to each other in a meaningful way.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition fee: Upon Request

Classes offered:

  • Ready group (2.5-3 years old)

  • Steady group (3.5-5 years old)

3. Milestone preschool

Location: 196 M. Paterno St., Barangay Pasadena, San Juan City, Philippines.

Built in 2003, the owners put up are the preschool so that children can get quality and effective early childhood education.

Milestone has a well-designed and healthy environment for kids and is also recognized by the Department of Education.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition fee: Upon Request

Classes offered: Toddler Program (ages 1 ½ to 2 years and 5 months old)

4. The Learning Connection

Location: 182 Pilar Street, San Juan City Philippines

They believe that the early years of education play a significant role in bringing out the lifelong learner in each child. Young minds possess a natural curiosity, a desire to explore and learn more about the world around them in fun and interactive ways. At the heart of TLC is a passion to nurture in each child a love for learning, celebrate their unique spirit, and instill positive values that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition fee: Upon Request:

Classes offered:

  • Toddlers

  • Juniors,

  • PRE-K

5. Gingerbread Learning House

Location: 2/F Santolan Town Plaza, San Juan City

Founded on a predominantly progressive style of teaching, Gingerbread House of Learning believes that a learner that has fun learns better. Each class caters to different age groups, from 10-17 months to 6 years old, with every class designed and planned carefully around the needs of each developmental level.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition fee: Upon Request

Classes offered:

  • 1.6 to 2 years old

  • 2 to 3.2 years old

  • 3.3 to 4 years old

6. ICBB Greenhills

Location: Johnson Park, San Juan, 1503 Metro Manila

ICBB’s program uses an eclectic approach. Committed to providing students with a unique, and memorable experience, activities are creatively designed to develop the child’s cognitive, social, and motor skills.

Because of its commitment to early reading, literature remains the core of the ICBB curriculum and is used as a springboard to integrate topics and concepts across all subject areas.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition fee: Upon Request

Classes offered:

  • Infant Development Program (1-year-olds)

  • 1.5 to 2.0 years old

  • 2.1 to 2.5 years old

  • 2.6 to 3.0 years old

  • 3.1 to 3.5 years old

  • 3.6 to 4.0 years old

  • 4.1 to 4.5 years old

7. Q-dees International

Location: 68 Jose Abad Santos, San Juan, Metro Manila

Q-dees International Preschool Programme is purposefully designed for pre-primary children from 1.8 to 5 years old. The syllabus and content are methodically researched, written, and developed through years of experience by industry experts.

Q-dees International Preschool nurtures children to become confident, capable, caring, and compassionate through the Q-dees Love to Life core values.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition fee: Upon Request

Classes offered:

  • 1.8 to 2.4 years old

  • 2.5 to 3.7 years old

  • 3.8 to 4.11 years old

8. The Reading House

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Location: Unit 107, Richbelt Tower, Annapolis Street 1504 San Juan, Philippines

The Reading House is a brainchild of a couple who both loves reading growing up but both had their own share of struggles that went along with it.

As new parents, they wanted to pass on to their little one (and possibly more in the future ) their love for reading. Being a teacher of literacy, she had years of training and actual teaching of children who learn differently.

This and the couple’s ever-growing appetite for reading gave birth to The Reading House.

Way of teaching: Traditional

Tuition fee: Upon Request

Classes offered: Junior Kinder & Senior Kinder

9. Clayton Leaning Center

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Location: 429 Shaw Blvd. cor. A. Mabini St. 1550 Mandaluyong, Philippines

Their academic programs aim to foster children’s development by offering diverse opportunities for their physical, emotional, cognitive, and social growth. They believe that children are active learners, explorers, inventors, artists, and performers.

The development of critical thinking and communication skills, curiosity, creativity, and independence are valued in this school.

Way of teaching: Traditional

Tuition fee: Upon Request

Classes offered: Kids playgroup ages 2.9 to 4.9 years old

10. Mulberry Preschool

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Location: #25 General Malvar Street, San Antonio Village, Pasig City

They aim to provide a distinctive quality of education that focuses on the physical, intellectual, emotional, aesthetic, personal and social needs of the child.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition fee: Upon Request

Classes offered:

  • Toddler class (2 years old)

  • Nursery class (3 years old)

  • Nursery2 class (4 years old)

  • Kinder class (5 years old)

11. MYA House of Achievers Learning Center

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Location: 37 Atty. Mendoza St., 1500 San Juan, Philippines

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition fee: Upon Request

Classes offered:

  • Nursery

  • Kinder 1

  • Kinder 2

  • Tutorial classes

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12. Apples and Berries Orchard Learning Preparatory Center

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Location: 1500 San Juan, Philippines

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition fee: Upon Request

Classes offered:

  • Apples & Berries Early Childhood program (Nursery & Kindergarten)

  • Grade School,

  • TUTORIAL center

  • Music classes

  • Special Education programs by U.P. MA SPED, and Speech Pathologist.

13. The Red Apple Play School

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Location: 100 F. Manalo Street Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila Philippines

The Red Apple Playschool, Inc. is a dynamic, modified-progressive, research-oriented preschool situated near Pasig city hall. One of its core philosophies is utilizing play as a tool for both learning and fun.

Through its curriculum is anchored in personalized learning, the school aims to create a balance between academics, motor, and psychological development, and values the education of children wherein individual learning styles are met.

Moreover, the school practices a modified-progressive approach to education. This combines progressive techniques with a few traditional methods to create a perfect fit for modern education and current local culture.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition fee: Upon Request

Classes offered: Junior nursery and Senior nursery

14. Discovery Barn Preschool

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Location: 3rd Floor 8 Missouri. 8 Missouri Street, Northeast Greenhills

The school aims to provide children with various opportunities to actively engage in play and in developmentally and socio-culturally appropriate activities, and create a safe and nurturing environment by establishing a a collaborative partnership with teachers, parents, and the community.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition fee: Upon Request

Classes offered:

  • Toddler class 1.5 to 2.5 years old

  • Nursery class 2.6 to 3.5 years old

  • Pre-K class 3.6 to 4.5 years old

15. Eduplay School Manila

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Location: 200 M. Paterno, Street Brgy, San Juan, 1500 Metro Manila

Eduplay School Manila promotes experiential learning through a balance between structured activities and purposeful play. The school is committed to helping each child reach their full potential in the emotional, social, physical, creative, intellectual, and cognitive domains.

They provide the children an engaging curriculum that will develop a positive outlook towards school, a better appreciation of the world around them, and acquire a life-long love for learning during their time spent in their school.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition fee: Upon Request

Classes offered:

  • Toddler class

  • Nursery class

  • Kinder

16. Montessori de San Juan

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Location: #3 Montessori Lane, Brgy. Addition Hills San Juan City

According to their website, they are committed to exposing the students to a learning environment that will assist them in adapting and adjusting to a diverse and ever-changing society.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition fee: Upon Request

Classes offered: Junior Kinder and Senior Kinder

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