FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Which curriculum do you follow?
DLSM follows the Montessori curriculum, integrated with the latest teaching techniques, based on the ages of the children and focused on the process of three stage learning and personalized education.
What is DLSM’s affiliation?
We are affiliated with the International Montessori Council (USA) and our Director is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (USA).
When was DLSM established?
We have been educating and caring for children since 1999.
What is the ratio of teachers to children in the classroom?
The ratio of teachers to children is as per guidelines set by the Ministry.
How many children in one classroom?
Our classrooms can comfortably accommodate between 15 to 18 children.
What are the nationalities of the teachers?
All the teachers are Filipinos except the Arabic teacher who is an Arab national.
What are the qualifications of the teachers?
All teachers are Bachelor of Education graduates with training in Montessori, Paediatric First Aid and CPR , Child Protection and Fire Safety and Prevention Training. In-house and outside training are on-going throughout the year.
What are the nationalities of the children enrolled in DLSM?
The nationality mix of children vary year per year.
Do you potty train children?
We partner with parents in potty training their child as it works best when done both in the nursery and at home.
Is there any discount for siblings?
We provide a 10% sibling discount on the second child’s tuition fee enrolled in the same school year.
What is the difference between DLSM and traditional preschools?
DLSM offers a child-centred learning environment in contrast to having the teacher as the center of the classroom. We don't lecture, but guide in DLSM. We assist children with discovering their full potential through challenging experiences and promote a hands-on approach to learning versus a focus on seatwork. We aim to develop the whole child i.e. emotional, spiritual and intellectual to develop well-rounded individuals. Along with the traditional pillars of education, children learn social skills and daily living skills at his or her own pace.