Childstart has always been a place where children fall in love with learning. Where children cry when we have holidays, because they just find so much happiness in school. Today, this remains the same. Through the years we have found the perfect balance between directed, facilitated, collaborative and self- directed learning. Big words from a preschool standpoint, but necessary. 

1) Directed, children need appropriate directions and guidance to learn and self-regulate. Children feel safe when rules and guidelines are provided. Hence, they are able to navigate their way within the rules and thrive. 

2) Facilitated, after children are directed and taught, regardless of what we teach, be it preschool content or behavior, we facilitate, we discuss, we share to see how much they have learned & understood. This is how we know how much a child has learned. 

3) Collaborate, children are social beings, there is a desire for them to interact and work with one another. Hence, they need to learn collaborative skills for them to enjoy working with another. Preschool projects are great opportunities for collaboration. As they learn to work together, their feeling of self-worth increases and their self esteem increases. Here in Childstart projects are part of our activities.

4) Self-direction come naturally to children, but often, they are so regulated because adults are afraid for the safety of children, are afraid for children to make mistakes & fail. Learning self-direction in a safe and encouraging environment is something we are good at. As children are encouraged to make choices, to experience the outcome of their choices, they learn to feel success and at times feel failure. Experiencing both are good- it leads children to be at home with both positive and negative feelings in a safe environment. It is from these experiences that children, find ways to self-regulate. Finding the balance between expressing happiness & disappointment in positive ways are tools children learn here in Childstart.

Childstart is a happy place where we understand all the needs of children. Be they Physical, social, emotional or Cognitive, age-appropriate activities meet your child when and where they are. This coupled with a safe and stimulating environment, and the caring and nurturing personalities of our faculty and staff, allow your children to blossom and thrive in their preschool years.


To be an Inclusive Environment for ALL preschoolers to Learn Without Limits.


To make preschoolers fall in love with learning.

To teach them to think critically.

To motivate them to put the knowledge to good use


“Find a job that you see yourself happily doing in the next 10 years.” Words my father said in college, just when I was about to start my career. Children made me happy, being with them, teaching them, everything about them made me happy. It was something I could see myself doing in the years ahead. Happiness is infectious, when you teach happily, children learn happily. 

Thus in 1984 began Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) in White Plains, Quezon City. ECDC was a success, hence a branch was established at 201 Orbit, Bel Air 2, Makati. 

It was then when the name was changed to Childstart International. A third branch was established in BF homes, Paranaque. However, this branch was short lived (3 years) because of management challenges brought about by distance. As the Makati branch continued to grow, the locations have changed within Makati, from 67 Amapola, Bel air 3, to 67 Paseo de Roxas, Urdaneta Village, Makati to Paseo de Magallanes Commercial Center, Magallanes, Makati, to where it is today, Sacred Heart Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City. 

Today, Childstart continues to be a happy place for teaching and learning. It continues to remain relevant, always happy to serve and provide quality preschool education to all kinds of learners.


Our beloved faculty members are board-certified and are adaptable and well-versed in their respective fields of specializations to educate students in all levels. They are nurturing and are genuinely concerned for the well-being and development of each and every student. They have a high awareness of the safety and security of the students. They possess a higher level of awareness and concern towards the varying needs of our students. Our faculty measures its success through the students ability to learn and think critically, and to care for others and environment.


Children are Natural Learners​




CSI’s age-appropriate and tailored made programs provide the proper environment and experiences for optimal learning to occur. Each program is designed to fit your child’s needs.