Bacolod City, Philippines, PreSchool Fees and Info
My son is 2 year-and 8-month-old already and I am searching for a nursery school that he could go to here in Bacolod City, Philippines. I have asked friends about their ideas on this and they have suggested some nursery schools which I would like to check out. I would like to enroll him in June but I want to search as early as February in order to decide and evaluate constructively. I am searching for the one school that would be accessible, reliable and reasonable in terms of tuition fees.
One of my friends told me that some major institution here have tuition fees that equals to a college tuition fees which I think is unreasonable enough to think that your student is just in nursery.
I am very anxious about how my child be able to cope up with nursery school and also very excited about it. Just imagine your little one going to school for the first time it feels like you are the one nervous and panicky.
Is he ready? I want to know, although I introduce him to the school idea by showing him the little students who pass by our house to go to school, telling him he will soon be going to school too. I always end up telling stories to him about the activities he might do in school, like singing, drawing, dancing and the classmates he will meet and that stuff. He would listen to my stories and he seem excited about it too. I told him I will buy him coloring books, school bags; like the one he sees the kids bring at school, pencils, school shoes and more. Although he seem interested with these stuff, I am worried still.
Can a 3 year old be ready for nursery school?
I heard that there are studies that 2-3 year-old should not be in school yet because most of the children that go to school at this age tends to have lack of interest in schooling later on compared to others who went to school in ages 4-5. They said that at this age 2-3 year-old is still a stage of a child that he still have to explore and play.
While I also read somewhere that early learning gives children the best start in life. Through learning and playing with other children in a safe and structured environment, they’ll have a head start when they begin school.
I am torn between this two theories.
I have gathered some information about a few institutions that may be a possible school for my son. These are the one's that are near my workplace and also have good reputation:
♥Address: #2 Tapulangan, Capitolville, Bacolod City.
♥Telephone Numbers:(034) 434-9020 or (034) 434-2155
♥(Update) For Nursery: 3 years old by June
♥Fees: P4,600 Upon enrollment and P2,160 monthly for 9 months.
Bacolod Montessori Learning Center
♥Location: # 3 17th Ochoa Street, Villamonte, Bacolod City.
♥Telephone Numbers: (034) 434-1878
♥(Update) Fees for nursery: P40,000 total tuition if paid in cash (full) less 10%. P6,000 upon enrollment and P2,250 monthly.
For Kids Only Learning Center
♥Location:# 17 Ilang-ilang, Capitolville, Bacolod City (Capital), Negros Occidental
♥Telephone Numbers:(034) 435-2632
The Woodbridge Academy of Bacolod
♥Location: #5 23rd Street, Bacolod City
♥Telephone Numbers: (034) 433-38-51
♥Location: Lacson Street, Bacolod City
♥Telephone Number: (034) 441-0686
♥Location: Celine Homes Subdivision/Glendale Homes, Granada
♥Telephone Number: (034) 7046544
♥Fees: (For nursery only) 1000 upon enrollment, 500 for miscellaneous expenses, 1,500 for the books, 500 per month.
So far, I have only check out a few. I will update this list and add more information especially the fees.
© 2011 May Lauren Banares