Why Mother Goose?
Our Educational Philosophy
Mother Goose Playskool believes:
Childhood is important in all aspects of growth and should be capitalized on, not hurried through or minimized. It is not mere preparation for later school or life but a vital part of life itself to be lived richly each day.
Learning is more effective if it grows out of the interest of the learner in an open, supportive, non-threatening environment.
Learning is to be thought of in terms of activity and meaningful experience (real or imaginative) rather than of knowledge to be acquired and facts to be memorized and stored.
Children need concrete materials and meaningful first-hand experiences which are fundamental to later symbolic learning.
Exploration and experimentation are basic to creative thinking and problem-solving.
Play is vital to children’s learning, and therefore vital in school.
Children need teachers who are not only well qualified but also warmly human, and see themselves as ‘guides’ to learning.
Children need to be prepared for the demands of the 21st Century and develop a Love for God and service to others.
The Mother Goose Schools are dedicated to providing an enriching and challenging educational environment where each child is encouraged to grow to his or her fullest potential socially, physically, emotionally, academically and spiritually. Through the dynamic partnership of child, parent, and teacher, a consistent Montessori- Piagetian-Open Classroom framework for learning is developed, offering an "Education for Life".
By traditional measures of academic achievement, The Mother Goose Schools excel. Our students:
• Consistently perform well on standardized tests of achievement, compared with national and international norms.
• Enters into our region's most competitive big schools, including Philippine Science High School System, Ateneo, British School Manila, Manila Japanese School, Singapore School of Manila, La Salle, Xavier School, International School Manila, and POVEDA.
• Exceptional preparation from The Mother Goose Schools, both academically and socially, for their preschool and grade school experiences.
But we also define success in much broader terms. Consistent with our goals and our mission, we look for progress in the whole child. And by that broader standard, our results are nothing short of phenomenal. Our students consistently exhibit:
Creativity and originality A remarkable enthusiasm and capacity for new ideas
Poise and self-confidence A sense of accomplishment and belief in their capabilities
Self-motivation An ability and desire to actively seek out new learning
Self-control A capacity to internalize guidelines for community interaction without the presence of external authority
Social responsibility An awareness of the value of interdependence and contributions to others
Autonomy An ability to be self-directed and morally responsible for their actions