The SchoolRoom | Our Introduction to Progressive Pre-School4/27/2016Shen
Claud and I got an invite to The SchoolRoom in Ortigas and it made me think how fast time flies! Wasn't it just a few months ago when she could barely walk and was clinging on to me like there's no tomorrow? She still does, but not when we're outside!
When we entered the doorway of The SchoolRoom, she zoomed past me! She quickly ran to the play gym area and soon found her way to one of the rooms where she spent the whole time playing with the educational toys. She didn't even notice her dad and I went up to the second floor and left her with her yaya! Sniff!
Maybe it really is time to let her go and explore her new sense of independence. And we were likely in the right place to decide whether we should.
The SchoolRoom is newly renovated and improved! I like that the feel of the space. It's spacious, clean and very much inviting. If I am to base it solely on Claud's reception, I'd say we got a winner!
Looking at their programs, I immediately gravitated to their toddler offerings. Medyo mahal but considering that it's a progressive school to which they apply DAP or Developmentally Appropriate Practice, I was pretty much sold. DAP is heavy on research and studies on how a child develops effectively. Since I'm a graduate of Psychology and had units in Child Development, I was quite familiar with some of their practices and given i have done my own studies in Child Developmental Studies, I can say that these researches are legit! Naturally the ones they apply now are more recent and advanced than what I learned more than a decade ago.
The SchoolRoom focuses on early childhood learning and uses the best and most effect approach to guide and develop the skills of their students. Their programs includes Infant Toddler, Nursery, Pre-Kinder and Kinder. Currently, they offer Summer program for my children ages 2-7 years old. The SchoolRoom understands that basic learning skills is the foundation of every child to help them in their future.
One of the things that caught our attention is ther Summer SchoolRoom for Toddler program! It's a great way to introduce school to Claud who seems very interested right now to spend her time inside the classroom. Even in our short visit to The SchoolRoom, she showed so much love for the facility that she even cried when we were about to leave!
|Circle Time with Teacher!|
Progressive learning integrates the community, the parents and child's surrounding. It is incredibly holistic and adaptive, not just something that only happens between 8 AM to 4 PM. It encourages the best way to study because every moment is an opportunity to learn. So us parents are participants and not mere spectators to our children's development.
|Fun and colorful classrooms with lots of tools/toys to play with.|
|Summer Program is in session!|
|Second Floor Library|
|Claud's into Manipulative right now! She can't get enough of it!|
|Learning how to do grocery at the Dramatic Play Area|
Parenting really is hard but when you see that tiny beautiful person grow right in front of you and start finding her way into the world with your help, you can't help but feel that joy in your heart. And not the joy you feel by shopping or reading a good book. This is ultimately a kind of exhilaration that is totally unique to a parent!
And oh! Another awesome bit of news! The SchoolRoom is finally opening a Day Care Center this JUNE 2016! Working parents with no yaya, Single Moms and just about anyone who needs help with caring for their children can now have a nice and safe place to leave their child.