Wednesday, 4 May 2016

MindChamps International PreSchool

Our family has first heard of MindChamps Preschool in Singapore as it is one of the most sought-after preschool. Strategically lcoated in prominent shopping malls, business parks, and on landed properties, some of its branches like those in Tampines and CBP (Changi Business Park), Toa Payoh are almost always fully-booked. That is why we were over the moon when we learnt that MindChamps is already here in the Philippines - Taguig City!


Approach 
MindChamps uses a "crafted play" approach that carefully and purposely integrated learning through play; hence, making the child not only good at learning, but passionate about learning as well. Its unique and advanced curriculum is developed by world-class professionals with extensive experience in Education, Child Psychology, Neurosciences, and Theatre.
The Wishing Tree by the Front Desk 
Despite being a Singapore School, MndChamps also cater to Non-Chinese students.


What We Love About MindChamps
* Preparation for the Big School 
MindChamps curriculum, although play-based, assures Mommies and Daddies that their little ones will be prepared and equipped to enter big schools like Assumption (Teacher Anna was an Asusmptionista, herself!), Poveda, ICA, Xavier, Ateneo, Lasalle, and other international schools.


Bulletin boards are beautifully decorated to display students' works 
MindChamps also nurtures all aspects of the child through their different types of programs and enrichment activities like Language Made fun, The Love for the Chinese Language, Inquiry Moments, Numeracy Strategies, Music for the Mind, NeuroMooves, Gourmet Moments, and Creativity and Theatrical Strategies. 


Some of the many fun-filled activities the "Champs" got to enjoy and experience in and out of school
* Low Student: Teacher Ratio
Like many playschools we have visited, MindChamps has very low teacher:student ratio. There is also a teacher aide present in the classroom.

Healthy hygiene habits are more fun to learn in a place where everything is child-friendly 
Also, there is an assigned teacher who prepares the snacks in the pantry. Yes, Mommies, snacks are already included in the tuition fee, so you can be confident that your babies are served with a variety of healthy delicious snacks everyday. If your baby has an allergy to a certain food, kindly remind MindChamps upon enrolment.

Today, it's waffles prepared by the other class! 
Moreover, teachers undergo 200++ hours of compulsory training and accreditation in Singapore and annual training in St. Luke's Global City for first aid. Concern for the health is also very evident in MindChamps. Teachers check the students' temperature and look for other symptoms of fever, foot-and-mouth disease, and others.



* Huge Space tailored fit for the Little Champs 
MindChamps' Flagship Campus in Taguig is HUGE and gives the "school-homey" feel.  The hallway is decorated with brain-based decorations that make students feel comfortable and safe.

The hallway towards the classrooms 
Each room is spacious with furniture made-just-right for the little ones.

Gourmet Room where students make their own snacks
Besides the classrooms, there are also separate rooms for other activities like the Gourmet Room and the Gym.

The Gym with the most excellent view for our little pre-schoolers 
Even the washrooms are designed for the little ones! Toilet bowls, doors, faucets, and sinks are just the perfect size for toddlers.



Fees & Schedule 
For more information about the exact tuition fees, please feel free to contact MindChamps through the numbers listed below. Payments are on a per month basis. Materials and snacks, yes snacks!, are included in the tuition fee already. I'm not sure if field trip and other extra curricular activities are also included in the tuition fee.

Regarding the schedule, there are morning and afternoon classes. Teachers, upon assessment, may recommend the best schedule for your baby.

Location & Contacts 
Penthouse Level, Jecoprime Building
20th Drive, McKinley Business Park
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
02.488.9003/ 0906.233.3698
enquiries.ph@mindchamps.org
www.mindchampspreschool.org

It's on the 20th floor of JecoPrime Bldg (Green Building), near the Manila-American Cemetery and behind the Singapore Embassy 

Overall 
My roommate (my husband, btw) and I are truly impressed with MindChamps. We love the teacher, the curriculum, the school, and the view at the Penthouse.

We also love that it's a structured play and children follow a schedule of different activities everyday. This way, they already have a feel of how big school is like without the pressure of the academic requirements of course.

I can say MindChamps International Preschool is an excellent choice for a playschool before our tots enter big school.


28 comments:

  1. Just thinking of the idea that my son will be entering playschools like MindChamp makes me excited and sad at the same time. Excited because I know that kids love the activities in playhouses, yet sad because it means he's already growing up too fast! :( Anyway, maybe once we are already looking for playschools, we will be considering MindChamps International PreSchool :)

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    1. Oh yes please! Im sure it's worth the money. :)

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  2. The washroom looks cute which are perfect for the little ones! I also find it impressive that the food is already included in the tuition fee, it would be less of a hassle for moms/dads to prepare their little ones' food! ;)

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    1. The washroom really is soooo cute! It's one of my favorite facilities there. :) Im also glad that snacks are included na. :)

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  3. Sounds like an awesome playschool for kids. I hope they are planning to expand and open a site here in Cebu. :)

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    1. Who knows? Maybe in the future. :)

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  4. The school sounds awesome. I wonder how much it costs to enroll there? I assume expensive!

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    1. Pricey, but totally worth the money. :) It's one of the best playschools we have been to. :)

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  5. I think these kinds of schools are really good for a well rounded education.I wish they were as affordable as traditional ones.

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    1. One of the teachers of MindChamp said we really can't give a price to a quality, well-deserved education that our kids will receive. And I agree with her 100%. Here in MindChamps, our little ones will really receive the best education. If money were not a problem, I would love to enroll Baby Charley here for a whole school year! :)

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  6. I think these kinds of schools are really good for a well rounded education.I wish they were as affordable as traditional ones.

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  7. Cute hallway! It is good that they have a low teacher student ratio.

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    1. MindChamps has one of the lowest teacher:student ratio. :)

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  8. I love it that play schools not only think of the classroom and the module but also offer nice wash rooms and other facilities for kids to enjoy. Surely the fees would be a little too high but given your review, i guess its worth every penny.

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    1. Oh yes. We are sooo in-love with the cutest and the best facilities here. :)

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  9. Sounds like a really nice school. Very conducive for little ones. If we were to enroll our son in a preschool, this would be something we'd love to consider.

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    1. Yes! MindChamps is one that's worth the money. :)

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  10. We've been looking at play schools recently. I'll suggest this to hubby :)

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    1. Thank you. I'm sure your little one would love it here. :)

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  11. Wow! That looks like a nice preschool! My baby is just two and we're sending him to a bit more affordable school that caters to his age. Then we'll most probably transfer him to a really good preschool like Mindchamps when he turns 3. We'll save money first! Thanks for reviewing these schools, for us mommy! You're such a great help!

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad to be of help. :)

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  12. It's the first time that I've heard of this. It's good that it's a franchise from Singapore. You kind of trust it already. :)

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    1. MindChamps is very popular and loved in SG. Despite having an expensive rate for foreigners (non-Singaporean), it's well-attended by lots. MindChamps really is a great school there and here. :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing this. I am slowly compiling school list for Bunny. This will definitely be part of it especially because of the structured play.

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    1. Yes, Mommy. You may consider MindChamps and Playworks in Makati. Baby Charley attends Playworks this summer. :)

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  14. I believe play based learning is best for toddlers and kids entering pre-school. It makes the child more creatively open and promotes an eagerness to learn without being bored.

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    1. True, Mommy. That's why Im happy for this kind of schools for our little ones. :)

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