About nine years ago when I decided to enter the job force in ballet flats, toilet-train tots instead of training corporate urbanites, build a playlist of nursery rhymes, and think of 101 ways to teach the letter "S," I found myself ringing the doorbell of a newly-built preschool, calming my nerves for my first-ever teaching demo.
I had prepared a lesson on "Circles" as was discussed previously with the school program coordinators. I had never taught preschool and was still a bit shaky when I introduced myself to a bunch of three-year-olds. Their animated responses put my nervous soul into a relaxed state, only to be revived again when I saw the program coordinator grinning at the back of the class and saying, "Oops, the theme is about 'Circus,' not 'Circles!'" Hahaha! I didn't even realize it even as the teacher was reading a story on clowns. I remember thinking, "Well, clowns have circles on them so my lesson is still on the mark!" Thankfully, I got accepted in spite of that booboo and that anecdote remains to be one of my favorites to tell after all these years.
That began my four-year love affair with The Learning Connection (TLC) Preschool. As much as I had learned so many things from the other schools I taught in after leaving TLC, I always say I had the most fun there. The school espouses the progressive approach to teaching so the students there are generally engaged, active, and happy. One of whom is Jazzy...
TLC has just begun to celebrate their graduates. Click on Jazzy to see how much she has grown and how TLC has been of great help in her development. Every tab of her profile shows just how much TLC has helped her grow in an environment where "learning and fun become one!"
The Learning Connection Preschool is located at 182 Pilar Street, San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines. You can reach them at 7252300 or 7252400. I'm linking their sites here and here.