KIDDIE KOLLEGE (Nursery I and II , Kindergarten)

The Kiddie Kollege program encourages children to do their best at their own pace. Through a wealth of stimulating experiences in Language and Creative Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Sciences, Computer Education and Music, children learn to express themselves in varied and meaningful ways.

As they work and play, they learn and discover ways of getting along with others. Opportunities for discovering facts and understanding things are available to them. Situations that facilitate the development of realistic and positive self-image are provided in a teaching-learning environment.

The daily program includes free guided play followed by the time for group conversation, discussion of the lessons, readiness activities, snacks, and rest periods. Time for music, mime, and creative arts is provided. Mathematics, Language and Social Studies are integrated in various activities of the day.

The program enables the children to live as happy and articulate individuals who are able to express their love of God and others.

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Schedule of Classes (sample only)

Nursery 1 ( 8:00 am – 11:00 am)
Children should be brought to school not earlier than 7:50 am and fetched not later than 11:10 a.m.

Nursery II ( 8:00 – 11:00 am)
Children should be brought to school not earlier than 7:50 am and fetched not later than 11:10 a.m.

Kindergarten ( 12:00 nn – 3:00 pm)
Children should be brought to school not earlier than 11:50 a and fetched not later than 3:10 pm.

The history of Kiddie Kollege is replete with transitions and transformations for the past 50 years. Overcoming the challenges of the pre and post Japanese-American war strengthens its resolve to find meaningful changes to address the needs of the children from poor neighboring communities of Malate in Manila. Kiddie Kollege continues to live up to its mission of taking part in ensuring that the children under its care become socially adjusted, emotionally stable, mentally alert, and are capable of managing their levels of learning.

As a kindergarten laboratory for deaconesses of Ellinwood Bible School, and later for student-teachers of Ellinwood College of Christian Education (ECCE), it offered space for kindergarten students to enjoy and learn during a regular two-and-a-half hour classroom session consisting of prayer, play, music, rhythmic activities, meal time, simple chores, a short nap time, and story telling, and other creative activities.

When ECCE was affiliated with Philippine Christian Colleges (PCC) in 1960, the kindergarten laboratory become a regular unit operating throughout the school year and holding classes five days a week. It became the laboratory school of the those taking up a degree in Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education under the College of Education.

It was in 1970 when the laboratory school transitioned to Kiddie Kollege as an initiative of the late Dr. Patrocino S. Ocampo, then Vice President for Academic Affairs of PCC. The following year, a nursery class opened with 46 children. In school year 1972-1973, four kindergarten classes (three in the morning and one in the afternoon), with a total enrollment of 80 children, were held in the old Methodist guest house. Enrollment grew in the years that followed. 19 years later (1991), Kiddie Kollege, the Union Elementary School, and the Union High School of Manila were integrated into one academic unit called Philippine Christian University Integrated Science School. The Kiddie Kollege was transferred to the elementary campus in 1998 for purpose of closer supervision.

To meet the demands of global education, Kiddie Kollege integrated the Singapore Framework for Kindergarten in its curriculum during school year 2004-2005. The thrust is to have the children become life-long learners in in line with the global goal of making schools competitive. It is also in this year that Kiddie Kollege opened a new program for toddlers to cater to the demands of working parents. It was a fusion of daycare and kindergarten program.

Responding to the mandate of RA 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, the Kindergarten program was placed under the elementary curriculum where students are required to complete the kindergarten curriculum prior to being accepted in Grade 1. It was in school year 2015-2015 that Kiddie Kollege became a pre-kindergarten unit of Philippine Christian University – Union Elementary School, offering playgroup for 2 years old, nursery 1 for 3 years old, and nursery 2 for 4 years old.

In school year 2016-2017, Kiddie Kollege opened its Kindergarten Accelerated Curriculum, a program designed to cater to children with multilingual backgrounds. It is a fusion of the DepEd pre-school requirements and High Scope International’s curriculum using an active participatory child approach included Foreign Language, Social Sciences and Geography. Kiddie Kollege now has three distinct programs – Preschool, Accelerated Curriculum and the Special Education since 2018.

This year, Kiddie Kollege has submitted an application for government permit to establish its Special Education (SPED) program which caters to students with special and exceptional needs from Levels I to VI where students are encouraged learn at their own pace. The program provides wealthy and stimulating experiences in Language, Creative Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Sciences, Computer Education, and Music.

From being a laboratory school in the pre-war era to what it has now become, Kiddie Kollege’s transition and transformation have never left behind its original mission of helping children grow in appreciation of Jesus, the greatest teacher and friend of little children.

 

The Mission. As an academic program, Kiddie Kollege aims to –

  1. Foster and develop awareness of God as creator and loving Father;
  2. Provide opportunities for the children to grow appreciating Jesus, the greatest teacher and friend to

little children;

  1. Open children’s minds and help them enjoy while learning new things;
  2. Enhance children’s sensory, perceptual, and fine motor skills through varied activities;
  3. Mold children’s interpersonal skills for effective interaction with peers and adults; and
  4. Guide the children in achieving personal autonomy enabling them to learn how to manage themselves.

 

 

The program. The Kiddie Kollege and SPED programs encourage children to perform and learn at their own pace. They are encouraged and motivated to express themselves in meaningful ways as they work and play allowing them to learn and discover how to gett along with others. There are multitude of opportunities for self-discovery as they grow and adapt to different situations.  

 

The daily program includes group time for interactions, discovery of lessons, and readiness for active participation. There is also time for music and creative arts. Mathematics, language, and social studies are integrated in the daily sessions which enable the children to enjoy the teaching-learning process.

 

The Learning Delivery. Children learn through –

  1. Blended learning. Our blended learning approach allows students to learn online and through guided workbooks/modules.
  2. Online Learning. Learning materials are readily accessible via different platforms – virtual, workbooks, NEO Bulebook Jr LMS, Google Meet, and Zoom Meeting.
  3. Modular Learning. Workbooks and modules are also available for students to use.
  4. Pre-recorded lessons. All learning contents are pre-recorded allowing the pupils to login whenever and wherever they are ready.
  5. Self-paced. Since lessons are pre-recorded, students can choose when and where to study, provided they follow a regular study schedule.

Vision
A Kollege for Kids, shall develop socially adjusted emotionally stable, and mentally alert kids who are capable of managing their level of learning.

Mission

1. To foster and develop awareness of God as Creator and loving Father.
2. To provide opportunities for the children to grow in appreciation for Jesus, the Greatest Teacher and Friend of the little children.
3. Top enhance the children’s mind and help them enjoy their growing ability in learning new things.
4. To enhance the children’s sensory, perceptual and fine motor skills.
5. To help mold the children’s interpersonal skills necessary for effective interaction with peer and adults.
6. To guide the children in achieving personal autonomy enabling the child to manage themselves.

Admission/ Enrollment
Children are admitted on a “first come, first served” basis. Reservations may be made as early as January. The child is given a readiness test upon application for admission. The following are required.

1 x 1 ID Picture
• Birth certificate
• Entrance Exam Fee

Admission Requirement

1 x 1 ID
Birth Certificate
Pediatric Record (Latest month)

Tuition Fee: Monthly P9,000.00

 
 
To enroll for the Basic Education – Kiddie Kollege and SPED,
SY 2021-2022, please click HERE
 
 
 
You may contact the following for inquiries:
 
 
Kiddie Kollege of Manila (Pre-School and SPED):
 
Mobile Number: 0945-115-5869;
Landline Number: 8523-3089
 
 
 
 
 
 

Age of Grouping

• Play group 2 years old
• Nursery I 3 years old
• Nursery II 4 years old
• Kindergarten 5 or 6 years old

PLAY GROUP CLASS

“ We believe that children are life-long learners; curious, competent, and active.”

The play group class will cater children from ages 2 to 3 years old. Handled by professionals, the child enters in a new avenue of learning, molding him holistically, and him as the center of learning.

  • We adhere to Piaget’s theory that play is an integral part of learning.
  • We recognize the child’s development as spelled out in Vygotsky’s principle of ZPD.
  • We integrate faith, character and service- the core values of the University.
  • We bridge home and school preparing the child for a life long journey.