Preschool Guide: 21 traditional and progressive preschools in Makati

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

What you can read in this article:

  • Preschool requirements

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

  • Preschool guide: 21 traditional and progressive preschools in Makati

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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.

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 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 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 in the next section.

21 traditional and progressive preschools in Makati

If you live in Makati and you’re looking for a preschool for your child, here’s a list of the preschools in your area.

Click on the title to be directed to their website. Note that all information was taken from the schools’ websites and is subject to change.

It is best to call the contact information listed for each school to ensure appropriate fees and payment methods for your child’s education.

1. TSAA – The School of Academics and Arts

Location: SGC Bldg 3615 Davila St., Brgy. La Paz 1204 Makati, Philippines

Mission: The School of Academic and Arts is a certified progressive school that seamlessly integrates the academic core curriculum with the robust art modalities of music, dance, visual, theater, literature, recreational, and digital Art.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Classes offered: Preschool to Grade 6.

2. Spark Discovery Center

Location: 2nd Floor, Montivar Building, 34 Jupiter Street, Barangay Bel-Air, Makati City

Mission: Spark is committed to creating and sustaining a culture and a place where a child’s intrinsic motivations, inherent skills and interests, family life and experiences, are recognized and celebrated.

The school is committed to providing children with learning experiences and opportunities that prepare them beyond the classroom, for the future, in a dynamic and ever-changing world.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Classes offered: Baby Ballet, Polynesian Dancing, Foundations in Science & Math, Art & Painting for Kids.

3. Colors and Shapes Daycare and Learning Center (Makati Day Care & Early Learning Center)

Location: Ground Floor, Unit G8, Prince Plaza 1 Condominium, 106 Legazpi Street, Makati, Metro Manila)

Mission: If you want your child to be ready for school and you’re looking for a safe and motivating place for your child, you may consider Colors and Shapes Learning Center. They offer daycare services, early learning, and socialization for babies and toddlers.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Classes offered: Camp Baby Program (24 to 34 months old), Junior Toddler Program (3 – 4 years old), and their daycare service.

4. Cambridge preschool

Location: 6F Republic Glass Building 196 Salcedo St, Legaspi Village, Makati City

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.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Classes offered: Each centre 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.

5. Kids Play Lab Preschool

Location: Ground Floor, YMCA of Makati, 7 Sacred Heart Street, San Antonio Village, Makati

Mission: According to their website, “KPLP looks at children as individuals. In teaching them, we focus on two things: Who is the child? How do they learn? We recognize and understand that children learn differently. Our child-centered programs are aimed to fit the needs of each of our students.”

More than academics, the school’s aim is for children to develop a love for learning and school. At the end of each month, a culminating activity or project will be done to assess and show the children’s knowledge and understanding of concepts and topics taken up.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Classes offered: Kids Playgroup, Nursery 1, Nursery 2, Kinder.

6. Kids in Day School

Location: 9388 Calantas Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City

Mission: This school recognizes the fact that the first six years of a child’s life are very crucial. It is when his basic character, personality, skills, and knowledge are formed. It is also the most critical in terms of providing proper stimulation for physical, intellectual, and emotional development.

This is why play constitutes an important part of their curriculum and love for learning is fostered.

K.I.D.S. vows to not only provide children with learning opportunities to develop their fundamental skills and social well-being but also impart values of love, respect, sharing, honesty, and genuine concern for others.”

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Classes Offered: Toddler Class (ages 1.11 to 2.10 years old), Nursery Class (ages 2.11 to 3.10 years old), Kinder 1 Class ( ages 3.11 to 4.10 years old), Kinder 2 Class (ages 4.11 to 5.10 years old)

7. Mother Goose Playskool

Location: Salcedo Village, 122 L.P. Leviste Street, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila

Mission: Here’s a school you can consider if you want your child to attend only one school from preschool up to 12th grade.

“Our innovative approach brings out the best in every child—self-confidence, curiosity, self-expression, and academic potential. We show young people the importance of being themselves and the importance of others.

Our teachers, our students, and their parents become a dynamic community; and our students are engaged in the world and their interests within a context of genuine care and encouragement,” according to their website.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Classes offered: Toddler groups, Preschool, Prep to Grade 12

8. Little Clarion Montessori School

Location: Alco Bldg, 391 Senator Gi Puyat Avenue, Makati City

Mission: Their innovative preschool program is tailored for each child as such, it emphasizes independence, student-initiated work, problem solving, flexible pacing and freedom of movement. Through mixed-age groupings, it encourages learning from each other and fosters cooperation. Moreover, it builds a biblical foundation for children.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Classes offered: The montessori curriculum consists of core areas in practical life, sensory, language and mathematics and culture (geography, science and art). An exciting exploration of a small society in Montessori classroom will be a great experience for each student to be happy and self-confident

9. Apple Seed Montessori

Location: 2/F Liroville Condominium 134 Sedeno corner Leviste Sts, Salcedo Village, Makati City

Mission: Apple Seed Montessori is a member of the American Montessori Society. According to their website, they recognize that each child is unique and they provide an individual oriented approach to education but also respect and celebrate the diversity of all the children in the class.

To provide every child an experience of joy, serenity and inner development, they believe in having smaller class sizes for more interpersonal relationships between teacher and student.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Courses offered: Primary Program for children ages 3-5 years old, 2 hours 30 minutes sessions for 4 or 5 days a week

10. Playworks

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Location: 2/F Three Salcedo Place, 123 Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village and 2/F Aguirre Building, 108 HV Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City

Mission: We are guided by our goals for each student. We have a clear image of what we aspire for every child to be when they graduate from a Playworks program, from their first encounter in our infants’ class to our Kindergarten class.

Each step contributes to a student’s growth into becoming a person with a lifelong love of learning through play, and a sense of responsibility to the community.”

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Courses offered: Infants ( 6-15 mos), Young toddler (1-year-old), Toddler (2 years olds), Nursery (3 years old), Pre-K (4 years old), Kinder (5 years old)

11. MindChamps International Preschool

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Location: Penthouse Level, Jecoprime Building, 20th Drive, McKinley Business Park, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City

Mission: MindChamps International PreSchool’s unique curriculum is the result of over a decade of research and development in the 3 domains of Psychology, Neuroscience and Theatre. Aside from the Philippines, the school also has branches in five other countries.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Classes offered: The curriculum nurtures all aspects of your child (18 months – 4 years) and includes world proprietary academic and enrichment programmes. According to the website, the best way to understand the Mindchamps experience is to come and see it for yourself.

12. 9th Avenue School

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Location: Mezzanine Level, Active Fun Bldg., 9th Ave. cor. 28th St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City

Mission: 9th Avenue School uses an approach called P.L.A.Y., an acronym for Progressive Learning for Academic Yearners. Their idea of “Play to Learn” revolves around their belief that playing is the child’s means of discovery, communication, and self-expression.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Courses offered: 2-year-old class, 3-year-old class, 4-year-old class, 5-year-old class, Mid-avenue class, For 2-year-olds, For ages 3 and 4.

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13. St. Therese Preschool Makati

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Location: 1603 A Mendoza St, Makati City

Mission: The school offers a fun-filled individualized quality method of instruction and has a very nice setting. The school sits on a 1000-square meter lot and a big portion of the lot is devoted to open space where children can enjoy nature at its best.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Courses offered: Toddler, Nursery, Kinder, Prep

14. Childstart International

Location: Reach International School Building, Paseo de Magallanes Commercial Center, Makati City

Mission: Integral to the success of the Smart Start Program is the Developmental-Interactive Approach. Their lessons are age-appropriate and made to fit your child’s needs and interests. The lessons are play-based and revolve around a specific theme or topic. Because play is work for children, they learn in the environment that is most natural for them.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Courses offered: Toddler Program, Preschool, Extended Day Program, Summer Program

15. IAngel Learning Center

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Location: 5513 D.M. Rivera Street, Poblacion, Makati City

Mission: Angel Learning Center, Inc, is a non-sectarian, holistic school that caters to toddlers and pre-school children aged 2-5 years old. They started with just one small classroom with just 9 students in 2009, it’s now a full-pledged preschool with over 70 students.

Way of teaching: traditional

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Courses offered: Toddlers, Nursery, Kinder 1, Kinder 2, SPED

16. St. Paul College of Makati

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Location: D.M. Rivera St. Poblacion, Makati City

Mission: Founded by the Sisters of Saint Paul of Chartres, their institution has been around for decades and has a lot of experience in shaping the minds of children.

For their preschool, one of their goals is to provide a welcoming environment where the Nursery and Kinder pupils adapt themselves away from home and acquire skills to socialize with their peers. As a Catholic school, they also want to lead the kids to an awareness of God as they learn their basic prayers,

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Courses offered: Nursery, Pre-kinder and Kinder

17. Child Learning Center

Location: 1887 Milagros St., Santiago Village, Makati City

Mission: Part of their goals is to continue, reinforce and strengthen what the home has started for the child in terms of moral and spiritual values and create an atmosphere that will promote in the child a love for learning that would lead to a positive self-concept and an immediate academic readiness for Grade School.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Courses offered: Pre-nursery, Senior Nursery, Kinder 1 and Kinder 2

18. Fun-D-Mentals Preschool

Location: G/F Salcedo Mansion, 109 Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati City

Mission: Fun-D-Mentals Preschool is a preparatory school for children ages 1.5 to 6 years old. Established in 1998, the school is located in a residential area in Makati City and is popular among Japanese expats who make up at least 80% of the school population.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Courses offered: Classes for 1 to 6 years old

19. Early Achievers Learning Center

Location: 231 Nicanor Garcia St., Brgy. Bel-Air II Village, Makati City

Mission: The school was founded over 20 years ago with the name Granny Goose Nursery School.

At the time when preschools in Manila were generally traditional in their approach, “little” Granny Goose used the progressive developmental approach in educating children.

For years, parents have questioned and challenged the effectiveness of this modern approach, and for years, Granny Goose has stood its ground and patiently explained to the parents the truth — that this approach successfully promotes appropriate learning for very young children.

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Courses offered: Preschool and Elementary

20. Collegio San Agustin

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Location: Palm Ave, Dasmarinas Makati

Mission: Colegio San Agustin is a private, co-educational Catholic school conducted by the order of Saint Augustine.

One of the best academic features of the school is its special program for foreign students such as the English for Speakers if other languages (ESOL) and the Filipino for the Non-speakers of the language (FINOL). The two help multicultural students cope with language barriers as they continue to assimilate the school life, culture, and practices.

Way of teaching: Traditional

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Courses offered: Preschool (Nursery, Junior Kinder, Senior Kinder), Elementary and High school

21. Happy Hearts Preschool at Rockwell

Location: Amorsolo Square, #23 Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center

Mission: Happy Hearts Preschool at Rockwell is a multi-cultural preschool and play center within the confines of the Rockwell Residential Towers. It is the first preschool built within the prestigious community that provides quality preschool education since 2001.

With a year-round preschool program from June to May and an open enrollment, children can maximize the learning opportunities provided even more effectively!

Way of teaching: Progressive

Tuition Fee: Upon inquiry

Courses offered: Toddler Program (1.5 years old to 2.5 years old), Junior Preschool Program (2.5 years old to 3.5 years old), and Senior Preschool Program (3.5 years old to 6 years old).

Now that you’ve been through this list of preschools in Makati, you can inquire and find out which school is best suited for your child’s needs.

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