It is all about the starting line. “When you start them young, you help them both for the 22nd century education and life beyond,” said Jacqueline Marzan-Tolentino, president of ETON International Preschool Makati, doctor of Educational Leadership and Management.
Bold predictions for 22nd century education say that learning and instruction will be mostly virtual and borderless.
As such, Tolentino shared that the curriculum for the near future must explicitly help children develop an international perspective as well as reinforce their own cultural heritage. Using the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), a global, comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 1.4-6 years old, Eton provides preschoolers a clear process of learning and with specific goals for every subject for international mindedness and for personal learning.
Eton utilizes the Harvard’s Universal Design for Learning (UDL), an educational framework anchored on brain based teaching and learning that helps students during their critical years in early childhood. This is complemented with the Dunn and Dunn 21 Learning Styles, a method in which Eton adapts its teaching with the unique learning styles of their students.
To create a holistic program for Generation Z, Eton combined the four important skills or 4 Cs of 21st century learning: critical thinking creativity, collaboration and communication with the 4 Cs of 22nd century: care, connection, culture, and community.
Eton’s emphasis on Science and Technology helps students see possibilities in helping their community and to connect to their world. It also enables them to develop several languages from English, Chinese to French. Care is imbedded with the school’s value-laden community outreach programs from taking care of children with limited access to education to learning about their culture.
“Eton is a school without borders and a school of the future combined and it is definitely prepared for the 22nd century education,” said Tolentino.
Overall, the formula to a ‘happy and successful child,’ according to Tolentino, lies on its customized academic program based on the framework called L.I.V.E. , which stands for Leaders, Innovators, Voyagers, and Entrepreneur. This framework combines intelligence, adversity, technology, and finance quotients respectively
A series of bootcamps will be held on June 30, July 7 and 14, from 9am to 12nn at the two Rockwell Towers (The Manansala and The Amorsolo) in Rockwell Center, Makati. The bootcamp simulates Eton’s interactive classes such as Robotics, Culinary, Lego Programming, Theater Arts, and many more, Registration will be open on that day and special discounts will be given to early bird enrolees.
Eton International Preschool Makati opens on 30 July at 6075 Palma St., Poblacion, Makati, near Rockwell community. This is the third campus of Eton since it started in Malate in 2004 and Dimasalang in 2016. For more details, please call +63.998.864.3977 or ETON International School website.