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How a preschool seamlessly shifted to virtual learning during the pandemic

Mindbuilders Preschool Philippines
Mindbuilders Preschool

Mindbuilders Preschool is an early learning environment that creates exciting experiences aimed at maximizing children’s potential. Their caring teachers encourage students at every step of the way. They use progressive teaching methods to create a balance between play and academics. Mindbuilders tries to also involve families through different activities.

Read on to learn how Mindbuilders Preschool managed to shift its programs to a fully virtual environment during the pandemic.

Why did you choose CYPHER?

Marah Estuesta, directress: We could have easily become overwhelmed with different options for digital transformation. We were looking for an LMS that could benefit both our teachers and our learners. So, when we came across CYPHER Learning®, it was like our prayers were answered.

In the midst of a nationwide quarantine, we managed to maintain the standards of our education that we have built for almost two decades.

It gives me both pride and satisfaction as well as peace of mind that we are partners with an LMS that has provided our school a smooth transition to online learning.

How did the adoption process go?

Richard Estuesta, director of digital transformation: In a considerably short amount of time CYPHER was able to help our school adjust to an environment preschools are normally not a part of.

What do teachers like about CYPHER?

Teacher Pach Pacheco-Beton, Curriculum Consultant: We launched our summer classes online. We were happy with the tools provided by CYPHER to organize the lessons prepared by the teachers. We were amazed by how easy it was for the students and parents to access and download the learning materials.

Teacher Jaja Pefanio, Mozart Juniors: This was our first time engaging preschoolers using digital tools. I teach three to four year old kids and we were pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t as difficult as we thought it might be. It also helps that an LMS such as CYPHER's platform has features that are easy for teachers to use even at a preschool level.

Teacher Issa Menchate, Chopin Seniors: As a teacher in a multiple intelligence preschool, I make sure I tap the potential of each of my students. CYPHER gives me options to use different strategies for my lessons.

How did parents perceive this change?

Marissa Busmente, Chopin Seniors Parent: Most of the children adjusted well to CYPHER's LMS. My son, Vito, actively participates in activities and looks forward to attending classes in Mindbuilders Preschool.

Renzie Biolena, Mozart Juniors, and Chopin Seniors Parent: Mindbuilders managed to maintain a sense of community even with this learning system. We receive our child’s weekly schedule with detailed notifications through the LMS. They involve us in level activities, they even promote health and safety awareness with newsletters uploaded in the LMS. We are happy that with this global pandemic they are doing all they can to maintain quality in their education.

Marissa Busmente, Chopin Seniors Parent: The school adapted very well because they created an attractive and user-friendly learning platform that made the children watch, focus, and understand the lessons well.

The lessons in the learning platform are comprehensive. There’s mathematics, circle time, linguistics, storytime, and art among others which my child enjoys very much.

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