Last week, Z and Y got invited to a trial class at The SchoolRoom.
I was quite surprised that Z went inside the classroom without hesitation and followed the teacher’s instructions. Y was happy to see books and manipulative toys. She even sat down and made her own stained glass art. When it was time to go home, it was hard to pry Z away from the indoor playground and I had to promise that we will come back again.
As a mom, I think that’s a sign that my kid enjoyed his time. And as a preschool teacher from another lifetime, I saw how this school can easily be a top choice to parents who are looking for a progressive preschool.
Here are 5 things I like about The SchoolRoom:
- Even though the renovation is not yet finished, I’m loving the cool vibe you get once you go in. You’ll see the colorful playground and a rainbow spiral stairs. I thought before that it was cramped from the outside; but it is spacious, big enough for little kids. Parking might be a problem since the school is along the main road. However, a companion can bring the child in or a designated school guard can assist the children from the car to the school. These’s also a waiting area for parents and yayas inside.
- The furniture are the right size for the kids. Little Y was comfortable sitting on her chair to actually finish her work. The floor benches used during Circle Time looks welcoming too! And those clever octagon tables! It can allow the whole class to sit in one table without being cramped, and for the kids to still have their personal space. I would just suggest having the shelves corner rounded so that it will be safer. The restrooms will also have kiddie-sized toilet bowls and urinals. The sink was just the right size for Z when he washed his hands.
3. Being in the center of the Ortigas business district, offering a daycare program is such a big help. Imagine being a working mom then your helper suddenly decided to pack her bags and you can’t be absent from work. What to do?! The SchoolRoom Daycare accepts children ages 1.5-5 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. And it’s not just a place where you’ll leave your child. They will provide learning activities to ensure a stimulating environment to nurture the child’s development. They will also have a dedicated area where the children can nap or have quiet time. Lifesaver, diba?!
4. The directress, Teacher Tiffany surely knows how to interact with children and keep their attention. She showed them a ukelele (picture above) and even let them try strumming it. She’s also got a nice voice and introduced new songs to the kids, which Z sings until now. I liked that she gently reprimanded Z when he was being rowdy. The whole trial class was hands-on and experiential, and even with just meeting the children that day, Teacher Tiffany did a superb job.
5. They have the cutest shirt as uniforms! It also comes in red and yellow, the school’s colors that represent basic skills the children will learn through the thematic program.
So here’s where the bias comes in… I’m friends with two of the school’s owners. Raquel and Nicole are both members of the Taekwondo Varsity Team when we were in college so you’ll have a sense of their dedication and determination. Along with Vanessa, their chairperson, all three of them are nitty-gritty from the renovation to the materials to the curriculum.
If you’re on the look-out for summer activities or a preschool this coming June, don’t hesitate to visit The SchoolRoom!
AIC Gold Tower, Unit 106 Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center