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El Nido Kindergarten

Immerse yourself in a life-changing experience with rural village children and the community in the breathtaking island of El Nido, Palawan.

In this program, you will prepare creative teaching lessons, assist with daily activities, and engage in nurturing tasks like putting children down for a nap. From organizing classes and developing learning materials to playing games and engaging in practical activities, you’ll guide children in feeding, hand washing, combing hair, and more. Join us for a fulfilling and impactful journey.

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Description

Program Description

Kindergarten is a preschool educational approach based on engaging in practical activities and social interaction as part of the transitions for the children from home to school and to slowly adjust to formal education. In the Philippines, children ages 3 – 5 years old are already attending pre – school and kindergarten so that they cannot miss crucial periods of development in the early years.

This program desires that you will teach and communicate with the children using English and teaching them the language in a fun way. Numbers, Coloring, Sing and Dance, Alphabets, Shapes, Basic Writing are the main focus of the curriculum in the Kindergarten which you may also be assigned to teach them. In addition, besides teaching, you will also support the local coordinator and staff with the care taking of the children with the age ranging from 3 years until 5 years old.

Moreover, you will also partake in the day – to day activities and operations of the Kindergarten. Through this, you will be able to have some glimpse and insights on the daily operations of the centers, ideas on the Philippines educational systems and approaches and give the chance to significantly contribute to the betterment and improvement of the teaching and learning process. The Kindergarten is located at Nacpan Village, 17th Kilometers North of the town proper of El, Nido , Palawan.

On the other hand, Filipino children are always amazed and interested in knowing and learning more about foreign lands and countries including their cultures, beautiful places and sceneries, costumes, and historic festivals. Thus, you are encouraged to bring pictures and other visuals from your country, friends, family or objects that highlight your culture in order to promote intercultural exchange.

Finally, it is the biggest desire of this program that the children will learn from you and that you will also have a life changing experience from the children as well before leaving the program. Thus, making remarkable contributions to the hearts and life of the children.

Your Roles – General Information

Notably, teaching is a noble profession that comes with so much responsibility and duty towards students/learners. Thus, at some point, you will not only teach and impart knowledge but inspire and motivate students/learners for life and take important steps in life.

On the other hand, the main focus of our Kindergarten program will depend upon the needs of the Kindergarten at that particular point in time. Your main roles will be, but are not limited to:

  • Care Taking of Children such as preparing their food and feeding them.
  • Help in the children’s basic hygiene and sanitation routines such as cutting nails, combing hair, hand washing, teeth brushing and so on.
  • Help them in cleaning their eating utensils.
  • Help them put down in their nap.
  • Teaching basic English alongside the local teachers.
  • Help them with basic writings in their notepads.
  • Prepares and organizes lessons and meaningful learning activities.
  • Facilitates children songs, dances and storytelling activities.
  • Facilitate learning activities such as playing fun games, coloring and other related activities.
  • Join other activities conducted at the Kindergarten.
  • Prepare assessment exercises.
  • Mark the monthly examinations or assessment.

Aims & Objectives

  • Widen the Island children’s multi – cultural interactions.
  • Improve the children’s educational prospects particularly in improving English Communication skills;
  • Assist the local staff and teachers by providing an extra hand.
  • Develop your teamwork and creativity skills through practical work.
  • Reciprocal Learning Experiences.
  • Give you invaluable and practical experience in teaching.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.Schedule.

Schedule

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice, handling of documents & Signing up of relevant documents.
  • Filipino Do’s and Don’ts, Dress Codes,  Filipino Culture Lessons and Basic Filipino Language Lessons.
  • Tour Around Town’s center and Local Area, and arrange a sim-card if necessary.
  • Lunch
  • Project Meetings, Observation and Preparations with assigned Local Program Coordinators.
  • Welcome Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Teaching Sessions and Activities at the Kindergarten. Arrange activities with the children (game, song, coloring, writing, basic English teaching) and support the local kindergarten staff with disciplining, managing and care taking
  • Lunch
  • Rest
  • Teaching First Grade or 6 years old children about Basic English.
  • Preparations of Lessons/Topics/Activities for the next day.
  • Dinner

Note: Every Thursday at 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm, we will be having a Karaoke Night. This activity will give you and other participants a time for relaxation, socialization, a welcome party for new comers and at the same time a farewell party for the participants who will end their programs.

Note: Program will have a minimum of four (4) hours a day.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary in order for both the participants, local staff and everyones involved to have a meaningful, enjoyable and safe community program.

  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised.
  • Have a genuine interest and passion in teaching children.
  • High level of efficiency, accuracy and responsibility and can work under pressure and is a team player.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and a strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Required a COVID – 19 Vaccination. You are also advised to bring with you a  COVID – 19 antigen rapid test as you need to take one test per week.
  • You are advised to purchase travel, medical and Covid – 19 insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Have completed or recommended the following vaccines: Polio, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria/Tetanus, Typhoid, Malaria, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis.

Additional Equipment

Teaching Materials (Optional):

  • No specific equipment required for this project. However, you are more welcome to bring with you some educational materials to be used for learning activities such as games cards, coloring books, pencils, ball, musical instruments, worksheet, books/comics,cultural items and many more meaningful learning resources.

Dress Code:

  • The Philippines is a Conservative Country, please wear modest clothing covering knees and shoulders. Loose and long clothing is both respectful and tends to keep you cooler in hot climates. Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment.
  • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight, or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.
  • Dress professionally since you will be working in a professional environment while teaching the children.
  • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards.
  • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate particularly inside the school premises.

Others:

  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites as Malaria is at high risks.
  • Moreover, bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs to stay hydrated throughout the day particularly during class.