is a typical day in school like?
typical day at LIP would involve the following routines:
Free Play - provides opportunities for learning and social
interaction. Self-directed centers of interest or "learning centers"
are set up to allow children to independently choose activities that
help them separate and adjust to the beginning of the day.
Cirlce Time - consists of a more structured group setting
that promotes social interaction, learning group expectations( rules
for group behaviour ), skills in talking, turn taking, listening with
focus, and the communication of individual ideas. Children participate
in discussions record their attendance, the weather, mark the calendar
and sing songs. The teacher also often uses this time to transition
the children for the days activity or lesson.
Activity Time - is where the school's core curriculum takes
place. Based on the school DAP approach to learning, skills such as
reading, math, science, language and writing are integrated under
one theme that children can easily relate to. The DAP approach allows
each child to move at a pace appropriate for their age while giving
enough flexibility for the teacher to nurture children with advanced
skills or special needs
Snack Time - Self-help skills such as washing hands, preparing
their own snacks and sharing are developed. Snack is also a social
time where children learn table manners and have an open communication
with the teacher.
Reading/Story Time - Using the schools four prong approach
to reading developed by the U.P. College of Education, the children
are not only taught how to read but also develop a genuine love for
Outdoor Play Time - Large motor, physical exercise and social
skills are components of this activity.
my child be able to move-up to grade one once he finishes Kindergarten?
on the child's age, the school prepares children to enter grade 1or
the elementary level at any school of their choice. The school's elementary
preparatory program ensures that children are adjusted to the routine
and rigors of the elementary school by exposing them to worksheets,
written exams and teacher directed learning
will I know what my child is learning or his progress in school?
school uses several methods in keeping the parents informed not just
of their child's progress in school but also what is happening with
the school as a whole.
Communication Notebook - each child receives a communication notebook
upon enrollment. The notebook is used as a regular communication tool
for both teachers and parents.
Learning Guide - is an outline of what the child will learn for the
Student Development Report (SDR) - is a report that measures and outlines
the child's learning within a given period of time. SDRs are normally
given to parents every 2 weeks.
Student's Individualized Goals - is an outline of goals set by the school
to help or assist children with special needs.
Developmental Check list and Narrative Report- is a comprehensive report
that details all the expected skills that children should have achieved
within the year.
Newsletter - gives a summary of the school's activities for the month.
Newsletters are released monthly.
Parent-Teacher Conference - is a one-on-one meeting with the parent
to discuss the child's development
is the maximum number of children in the classroom?
maximum number of children per level is 16 students except for the toddler
level where the maximum is 8 students. There is one lead teacher and
a teacher aide or associate teacher for each class.
I still enroll my child even if school has already started ?
The school's curriculum and approach to learning allows children to
enroll within the school year. Because of the school's thematic and
integrated presentation of subject matters. Skills are discussed again
within the school year.
my child attend a trial class before enrolling in school?
If you are unsure if your child is ready for school or simply want to
tryout the schools program, the trial class is the best way to go. The
trial class will run for two(2) weeks and is absolutely FREE. Children
undergoing the trial class will attend school just like everyone else.
He will receive the same materials, the same activities and the same
assignments. At the end of the trial class, the school will provide
the parent with a comprehensive report detailing the child's performance
during the trial period.
there payment terms for tuition fees?
Tuition fees may be paid annually (with 10% discount), Semi-annually,
Trimestral or Quarterly. For Quarterly payments, the school requires
children have to be toilet trained to enroll?
Children develop at varying age, toilet training may not present itself
even at age two and a half. Teachers can assist parents during the child's
period of toilet training. Therefore, it is perfectly alright for children
to attend school while still in diapers and/or pull-ups.
are "seperation problems" handled with children?
Parents are encouraged
to introduce their children to the teacher as a person they can trust
and be comfortable with. This helps in the building of confidence. Consistency
will play an important role, it is best to keep “good-byes”
sweet and short. Lingering good-byes can be painful to children.
will inform the parents if we feel the child needs the company of a
nanny to help in the adjustments and make the separation easier.
if my child doesn't speak English?
children learn English by listening to other children and by teaching,
modeling and caring of the teachers. Regular school will help promote
the english language. The school also has an ESL enrichment program
that parents may enroll their child.
does my child need to bring to school?
from a free school bag, the school also provides your child with the
necessary classroom materials such as crayons, pencils, rulers, glue,
papers, scissors and books (for the upper level) that they may use.
The child is only requested to bring extra clothing and snacks.
there a waiting area for Yaya's ?
have a designated area for parents, guardians and yayas while they wait
for the children.
is the school's Security Policy?
school employs the services of a security guard to ensure the safety
of the children. A fetcher's Id is issued to the child's parent, guardian
or primary caregiver. Only those whose name and pictures appear on the
Id will be authorized to pick-up the child during dismissal. Individuals
not on the ID will need to be verified with the child's parents.