top of page
Alt Learning_Logo.png

Teacher-guided work but central to student's interest. 

As we navigate through these unprecedented and rapidly changing times of the Covid-19 pandemic, we at Mother Goose are challenged to reimagine education because what we once knew and felt comfortable with as normal no longer exists. We therefore have no choice but to proactively respond to the " new normal" education landscape in order to continue with our mission of serving the educational needs of young people.


Mother Goose Schools' response to the needed shift from face-to-face classroom learning to distance/remote learning is alt (Alternative Learning).


Below please find our answers to frequently asked questions about alt:

  • How does the Montessori method differ from traditional education methods?
    The Montessori method emphasizes self-directed learning and hands-on activities, while traditional education methods often focus on teacher-led instruction and memorization.
  • Will the school be implementing full face-to-face classes for the upcoming school year, or will there still be a mix of in-person and online instruction?
    Yes, we will be offering face-to-face classes for the upcoming school year 2023-2024. However, we understand that the current situation may require flexibility, and we will also offer online classes as needed. This will give parents more options and the ability to choose the learning method that best suits their child's needs. Our school is fully equipped to provide both in-person and online instruction, ensuring that our students receive a high-quality education regardless of the delivery method. Got More Questions? Call: 86925612 Email:
  • What is the age range of the children accepted into the Montessori preschool?
    We accept children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old into our Montessori preschool program.
  • What is the ratio of students to teachers in Montessori classrooms?
    Typically, the ratio is 6 students for every 1 teacher in our Montessori classrooms.
  • How much is the annual tuition fee for preschool and what does it include?
    The annual tuition fee for our Montessori preschool ranges between 107000 to 124000. The fees already include starting school supplies and Montessori kits. We understand that managing tuition fees can be a concern, so we also offer installment options to make it more manageable for you. If you are interested in enrolling, we would be happy to schedule your visit to the school, where you can get the schedule of fees and other information for an exact reference.
  • Is there sibling discount?
    Yes, there is a 10% discount on the initial tuition fee upon enrollment for the second child.
  • What is the process for applying to your school?
    The process for applying to our school includes completing an application, providing transcripts and other relevant documentation, and participating in an interview or observation. Toddlers & Preschoolers need these documents: 1. Birth certificate 2. Online application completed. 3. Progress report (if applicable) 4. Developmental pediatricians' and therapists' latest reports (if applicable) Got More Questions? Call: 86925612 Email:
  • When can I register my child for the upcoming school year?
    Registration and enrollment for the upcoming school year is currently ongoing. Got More Questions? Call: 86925612 Email:
  • How are children with special needs accommodated in Mother Goose?
    We work closely with families and specialists to support the individual needs of children with special needs. Got More Questions? Call: 86925612 Email:
  • What is the schedule like for Preschool?
    The schedule for preschool students in our school typically includes 2-3 hour program, running from 8:30am to 3:00pm, with the option for extended care after regular school hours. The daily schedule includes a balance of structured activities such as lessons, and unstructured time for independent exploration and play. The Montessori curriculum is designed to be flexible and adapt to the needs of each individual child, so the schedule may vary slightly depending on the child's needs and interests.
  • When is the start of school year 2023-2024?
    The start of the school year 2023-2024 is scheduled for July 17, 2023. We are eagerly looking forward to welcoming our young learners and embarking on a year filled with growth, learning, and fun.
  • Is it possible to enroll late at Mother Goose Playskool - Marikina even though the school has already started?
    Yes, Mother Goose Playskool - Marikina accepts students all year round, so late enrollees are welcome.
  • I'm interested to enroll my child! What's next?
    For families who are ready to move forward to register, you will be asked to complete a registration form online to input your information, choose your payment scheme, and enroll or make a reservation. Speak with our Admissions Assistant first to confirm slot availability. Got More Questions? Call: 86925612 Email:
  • Is your Montessori school accredited?
    Mother Goose Playskool is duly recognized by the DepEd. Additionally, we are a member of the American Montessori Society.
  • How is communication between teachers and parents handled?
    Teachers regularly communicate with parents through parent-teacher conferences, and open houses.

In crafting alt Learning, we acknowledge the need for flexibility and the likelihood that we will make adjustments as we move forward. Our dedicated and experienced faculty are approaching this period with creativity, resilience, and a “maker mindset,” and they remain ever-ready to pivot to maximize the benefits of this unique educational moment. We are confident that our students’ experience in a Montessori-rooted environment like Mother Goose’s, which has empowered them to pursue their curiosity, to persist in their search for understanding and mastery, and to practice empathy, has put them in a strong position to adapt to learning from home. 


Please remind your children that their work is important, that they have choice in their work, and that they should take pride in their work. And, please remember as parents to appreciate their resiliency and to watch them apply themselves with joy and satisfaction. Thank you for your continued trust in Mother Goose and please let me or the teachers know how home learning is going for you and your child. Your feedback will be invaluable as we monitor and tweak our plans.  Please stay safe and healthy.  And may God bless us all!

In partnership,


Teacher Danielle B. Arellano, MA

Head of Schools

We're here for you! As parents we are faced with the difficult choice regarding education for our child. We know how personal this decision is and we are here to support your family.  If you are interested but want more information, sign up here so we can discuss our programs to fit your needs and continue your child's love of learning.

You agree to the terms of use and acknowledge the privacy policy.

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page