our forest preschool
Maya Forest Preschool Manila is the first Deped recognised forest preschool in the country. Formerly Escuela Legarda, Maya Forest Preschool Manila decided to take advantage of its one hectare enclosed natural forest surrounding the school. Situated in the heart of Sampaloc, Manila, the forest is a safe and convenient place for children to have the opportunity to be one with nature, have the space to run and climb, and to learn in an environment which supports all aspects of their learning.
What should preschools really teach?
At Maya Forest Preschool Manila, aside from advocating outdoors and learning in nature, we focus on the important skills young children need:
- The ability to focus on a single activity
- The ability to understand and follow directions
- The ability to cope with disappointment and frustration
- The empathy to think beyond themselves