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Our elementary level follows the Progressive Education Method. We also use the Singapore Math Curriculum.

The Progressive Education’s main objective is to educate the "whole child" (physical, emotional and intellectual)

• Emphasis on learning by doing (experiential learning)
• Integrated curriculum focused on thematic units
• Strong emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking
• Group work and development of social skills
• Collaborative and cooperative learning projects
• Education for social responsibility and democracy
• Integration of community service and service learning projects into the daily curriculum
• Selection of subject content by looking forward to ask what skills will be needed in future society
• De-emphasis on textbooks in favor of varied learning resources
• Emphasis on life-long learning and social skills

School facilities

- Airconditioned classrooms
- Highly qualified Teachers
- Imported learning materials
- English as the medium of instruction
- Spacious play area
- Ideally located in the center of the city
- Comfortable waiting area

Friday, April 27, 2012

Global Speak

Kiddie Toes Montessori School (KTMS) holds true to its promise of providing its learners an avenue to grow -- not only locally, but globally. With today's fast-paced and ever changing way of life because of globalization, we all need to keep up.

The child today is the child of a global village. In a world where children are dressed in clothes made in China, bathed in soap made in Germany, fed with chocolates made in Switzerland, are made to watch tv shows produced in the US, and talk to a relative at the other side of the world through the internet... it is definitely undeniable how globalization has changed the way we live.

Although we at KTMS still believe that the best products (may it be food, entertainment, clothing or educational materials) are still from the local sources, we have to teach our learners how to cope in this ever changing, highly technical world.

We have started and included in our school curriculum a program called "Global Speak". In this program, the learners are taught not only phrases and words in different languages (English, Mandarin, French, Spanish, Thai, Japanese, Italian, Bahasa, etc), but they are also taught about each county's culture and tradition.

More importantly, they are taught about the current events and recent developments about each country -- from the typhoons in Asia, to the drought in Africa... from the elections in Burma, to the King's health situation in Thailand.

KTMS belives that at the core of holistic and global education, the learners have to be aware about what is happening around them, and made to participate in shaping a better common future for the world. We teach them how the human society is interdependent, and must therefore be united. We will teach them about peace and how to make their future sustainable and liveable. Lastly, we believe that this program will inculcate positive values and will enable the learners to thoughtfully evaluate their actions as global citizens.

For more inquiries about the program, and the KTMS holistic education, please email us at

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Promise

A Promise
Opening Remarks
5th Moving Up Day
Kiddie Toes Montessori School
23 March, 2012

Divine May Flor Mercado- David
School Directress

“I am a promise… “

This year’s Moving Up song starts with this line. And this completely encapsulates what Kiddie Toes Montessori School thinks of its learners. Each and every child of KTMS is a promise… a promise waiting to unfold. That is why we continuously strive to provide elevated and holistic learning to each child, such that every little promise can become a reality.

“I am a possibility…”

From our inception, we have always believed that children have choices. Their lives make up of numerous and endless possibilities waiting to be explored. And we have strongly believed that these possibilities can be tapped when children are given the independence to make choices, to commit mistakes, to grow.

“I’m a great big bundle of potentiality…”

We at KTMS treat each child as a package and bundle of potentials waiting to come out. That is why we provide each and every learner with opportunities for elevated education and holistic learning. We have organized and integrated a lot of new and innovative activities to our curriculum to ensure that their potentials will be realized.

And so we are here again at this time of the year. A time when we celebrate the full year of exciting, dynamic and truly great experience of learning. Welcome to our 5th moving up day.

We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our new home… our new campus. Our new home is a realization of a promise we made to you, dear learners, parents, guardians and friends, that we will only give our learners the best. But like all other homes, ours won’t feel like a true home if it is empty. We hope that you will share our home with us.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for being with us, and keeping together amidst challenges. We are truly grateful. Salamat ng marami!

Lastly dear parents and guardians, let me just reiterate… this is our promise to you… we will ensure that each song we sing, each book we read, each plant we take care of, each step we take… will be for these children, for our learners, for these promises.

And for you dear learners… I hope you always keep in mind and at heart, all the things that we have taught you. And just to remind you, I am summarizing all these wonderful things we have taught you in five years… into 5 simple lessons:

Lesson 1: Use soft voices.
As long as you use soft voices and maintain respect for one another, the world will be a better and a more peaceful place to live in.

Lesson 2: Say thank you, please, and I’m sorry… and mean it.
Don’t forget these magic words. And when you say it, make sure that you say it with all your heart.

Lesson 3: Try again, but wait for your turn.
You may not succeed the first time. But you should try and try again. But always remember to patiently wait for your turn. And let others have their time and shine, too.

Lesson 4: Do your best, but have fun.
We want you to excel and to shine and to be the best of everything. But don’t forget that life is supposed to be fun! Smile and enjoy all the things that you do.

Lesson 5: Love your family, the community and the environment.
Learners, always remember that being successful, and being rich, and being popular and beautiful are useless without your family and your friends. Always remember to love not only your friends and family, but also the country and our environment.

So learners, parents, guardians and friends… our KTMS family… this is our promise to you… as long as you remember and keep to heart the things that you have learned from KTMS, all your dreams and aspirations will become realities.

Remember that we are all promises. Let us strive to be the best promise we can give to our family, to our society and to the world.

Again, welcome to this celebration. Let’s all have fun!