Childlink offers After School Tutorial, SPED classes for mainstream preparation


With online classes still being implemented in the incoming school year 2021-2022, some students would need tutorial to help them in the subjects they find difficult.


In fact, since last year, the demand for part-time tutors have grown considerably as many parents needed them to help their children learn subjects, especially Science and Mathematics.


This is where Childlink Learning Center and Highschool Inc. comes in by providing quality After School Tutorial for learners, said Childlink founder and school directress Maria Theresa Tio.


Childlink teachers will be providing online tutorial services starting at 4:30 p.m., from Tuesday to Saturday, Ms. Tio explained. This hour-long, daily service is also available for non-Childlink students.


The subjects would depend on the learners’ requirements, which will be discussed with parents, she said.


There will be limited slots available for Childlink’s tutorial services, which will start on September 20.


Meanwhile, Childlink will also be offering another product – the Special Education (SPED) classes.


According to Ms. Tio, the SPED classes will specifically be for enrichment or mainstream preparation. This means that learners will be prepared to transition to mainstream classes.


However, Childlink will require that a parent or a guardian to be present during the hour-long SPED class.


The learners will be formed into groups of five students, depending on their learning capability. One group will comprise of learners aged three to five. Another group will be those from grades one to three and the third group will be composed of learners from grades four to six.


Childlink has created its own modules for the SPED classes. The subjects will include English, Mathematics, Science, Civics and Filipino.


Also, as part of the school’s 25thanniversary celebration, Childlink will continue its outreach programs so they could focus on good citizenship.


Since the school will mark September as a Family month, the emphasis will be on how families help each other and how parents could raise and teach their children good values. “Everything starts at home,” Ms. Tio stressed.

The school will coordinate with the Rise Foundation for their outreach programs.

“We will have outreach programs with the Rise Foundation Inc. whose mission is helping underprivileged children. What we’re doing this month is we’re asking our parents and families to donate clothes and toys that they no longer use,” Ms Tio said.


She added that they will launch this project in the second week of August until September to gather these donations. The Rise Foundation will be the one to identify the beneficiaries here in Cebu City.


Since November 2000, the Rise Foundation have been working as volunteers in Cebu City for programs that help improve the quality of life for the underprivileged.


These include providing of educational opportunities, livelihood training and health and hygiene programs.


Because of the programs that Rise Foundation is doing for the community, Childlink is encouraging the families to support the programs of the foundation  so that the school community can contribute to helping other people.


Childlink Learning Center and Highschool to focus on achievements as it starts to  commemorate its 25th anniversary in 2022

As Childlink Learning Center and Highschool is set to commemorate its 25th anniversary next year, the school looks back on its achievements over the years.

The school has been able to make a mark not only on their students but also to their families and the community.

“We were able to serve families as well as communities. We also contributed to arts. We had 21 (art) presentations so far, not only to perform but to tell the community about the services and advocacies we also have as a school,” explains Childlink founder and school directress Maria Theresa Tio.

Ms. Tio also noted that the school has been able to give excellent education to students who schooled in Childlink for the past 24 years.

Aside from providing excellent education, the school has consciously focused on values formation for their students.

“When we started the school, we really focused on values although we were not yet identified as School of Character,” recalls Childlink founder and school directress Maria Theresa Tio. “The academic formation comes secondary to the values formation of the students as values formation is thepriority.”

Ms. Tio explained that developing the learner’s sense of responsibility and discipline promotes good study habits, making them good students.


“This is proven during the pandemic. We realized that because of the many values imparted to students before the pandemic, they became successful in online learning. Also, our alumni have shared  with us that the values they learned in Childlink  helped them cope with the growing responsibilities and challenges that they face in their mature years,” the Childlink founder pointed out.

“They learn to be caring individuals because every year our students are exposed to various school service and community service activities such reading with a child, serving food to children recipients, lecturing in front of children which allows the Linkers to broaden their understanding of their community and allow them to apply their knowledge outside the confines of the school,” she pointed out.

Before the pandemic, Childlink students have been involved in the school’s advocacies. These include gender equality, environmental preservation, anti-bullying, anti-cyberbullying, and anti-teenage pregnancy.

When Linkers leave the school to pursue higher education, they will be bringing with them the concept of family in a broader sense. For them, they get the support of a bigger family, which comprise of the school and the community.


“Students share that with their years of being a Linker, they are confident thatthere will be people who will support them, cheer for them and root for them in their undertakings. That is why when the students leave Childlink for college, they look back and treasure the friendship they have had with their schoolmatesand other significant persons they have met in school” Ms. Tio said.

The friendship among Childlink students are developed as they get involved in the many advocacies of the school, when they learn the importance of helping those in need.


Even with the pandemic, Childlink continues to implement its advocacies.


For example, the school encourages the students to donate toys and other stuff for the less fortunate children.

The school also comes up with videos on their various advocacies made with inputs from the students and then urges their students to share these videos with their family and friends to promote awareness.

Among Childlink’s advocacies, the school sustained the Reading Advocacy through the years.

For many years, they tied up with the Cebu City Public Library to conduct reading sessions for children.

“We were working with public library to make our reading module for the reading project because the target beneficiaries do not have the same level of competency as our students. Thegoal is toletchildren beneficiaries read even three letter words,” Ms. Tio explained.


Another reading advocacy project was with a French non-government organization called Enfants du Mekong that are working with children living near the Inayawan dumpsite.

“We first taught the day care teachers the technique on how to teach reading to students. We gave them the module to assist them in the implementation. The project had some degree of success as children had learned how to read,” she said.


Ms. Tio stressed the importance of promoting reading among children especiallyin the preschool aged children (4-5 years old).

She believes that if children in preschool age are exposed to reading early, they will improve in the area of communication, comprehension and self-expression. By learning English at an early age, children will have a good foundation on communication skills.

And as the school will soon start a year-long commemoration for its 25th anniversary, Childlink’s founder expressed hope that the community will also recognize their achievements and put their trust in the school.

“It is not easy to prove yourself against the schools that have been there before us. We have been able to establish our brand as a School of Character and excellence in education.Because when you are a school of character, everything else will follow,” Ms. Tio said.

She added that the child will be molded to become a better person with the values taught at homestrengthened by the school.

“The school  (Childlink) makes an effort to become the partner of the parents in molding their children through our modules for character development taught in every grade level,” Ms. Tio said.


To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Childlink has lined up several activities.

These include the Virtual Get-together of the First Linkers way back in 1997; Highlight achievements of Linkers through writeups and testimonies; partnership with an organization in the community for webinars and live sessions; and Virtual Awarding Ceremony for Childlink Partners and Service Award for Employees for  25 years.

The virtual awarding is tentatively scheduled in May 2022.

Meanwhile, parents are urged to enrol their children as soon as possible since classes for school year 2021-2022 will start on July 19.

To know more about Childlink, School of Character, please call the office of Guidance Services and look for Teacher Auda at 4152963 or 09176236767. Office hours is from 8AM until 4PM from Monday to Friday and on Saturdays from 8AM until 12 noon. #

Childlink Learning Center and High School to mark its 25th anniversary in 2022

Childlink Learning Center and High School gets ready to have activities in the incoming school year to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022.

The school’s anniversary theme is Linkers: Relevant, Responsive, Resilient.

“For two successive school years starting this July 2021, we will be retaining the same theme until the school year 2022 which is “to stay relevant and to continue to be responsive and be resilient” despite the changes and challenges brought about by the pandemic,” says Childlink founder and school directress Maria Theresa Tio.

According to Ms. Tio, the school has undertaken efforts to prepare their students for the transition to online learning.

Childlink, in coordination with parents and guardians, continue to create activities in order for the students to have social interaction with their classmates and teachers.

Despite the change in learning platform, the school has continued to hold the usual activities for the just-concluded school year. One example is the holding of Heartstrings: A Celebration of Music featuring the choir performance, ukulele, guitar, and rondalla performances of the students.

As the school is on its way to celebrate its silver anniversary in July 2022, it recently got a recognition from the, an organization devoted to fostering character development in our schools and communities for this month of June.  The international virtual recognition that Childlink has received will be done this October 2021. cites Childlink as among those with 2021 Promising Practice.

“We are extremely proud to recognize the schools and organizations that have developed and implemented a Promising Practice” said Dr. Arthur Schwartz, President of “Each of these programs and initiatives have demonstrated significant impact and strongly align with the principles that help schools and organizations cultivate a culture of character.” This year’s character development practices and initiatives included peer mentoring, service-learning, and conflict resolution approaches. Many of the Promising Practices also involve parents and the local community. will honor each 2021 Promising Practice recipient (schools and organizations) at its National Forum to be held October 20-22, 2021.

Childlink has always provided quality education through face to face classes and close supervision by teachers and teachers’ aide before the pandemic and continuous to do so during this crisis.

But as a School of Character, the school not only focuses on academic excellence,italso places much emphasis on character development, Ms Tio explains.

“We continuously upgrade our curriculum so students will find learning relevantto real life situations,” Ms. Tio pointed out.

By doing this, Childlink enables the Linkers to apply what they learned in school and put these into action so they can be responsive to the community, she added.

To accomplish this goal, the school has come upwith the Childlink Creed to serve as a guide for the Childlink Student who is also called a Linker.

According to the Childlink Creed, a Linker is caring, honest, industrious, loving dynamic, loyal, interactive, nature-lover and keen.

Linkers will stand out among their peers for being caring and productive individuals,  who are loyal to family, school and country, Ms. Tio explained.

As part of its upcoming 25th anniversary, Childlink will continue its advocacies such as creating awareness for cyberbullying, gender equality and child marriage.

“We will continuethe  collaborationwe have with schools, abroad and within our country.These collaborations are done for the purpose of developing students to become solutionaries to the issues that are present in each of the communities,” she added.


Childlink is now open for admission for school year 2021-2022. Enrolment period for Elementary Students is from June 17 to June 24. On the other hand, high school enrolment is between June 9 to June 16, 2021. For preschool, the enrolment is between June 25 and July 3. Parents can choose either the Online Learning Program or the Home School Program.

Summer classes are also available and starton June 7, 2021. These include Reading Classes for Preschool to Grade 3; English Classes for foreign students for all grade levels and Reinforcement classes on English, Civics, Filipino Math, Mother Tongue and Science. The school also offers one-on-one online reading tutorials

Childlink: A school of character

Childlink Learning Center is the first “school of character” in the Visayas and Mindanao. It opened its doors as Childlink Playschool in 1997. Its founder is Maria Theresa Fong Tio, who holds a Nursing degree and a Masters in Education degree, Major in Pre-Elementary Education from the Cebu Normal University. She is currently completing a Doctoral degree in Education, Major in Educational Management.

SunStar LIVE! interviewed Tio to find out more about what a “school of character” is all about.

SunStar LIVE! (SSL): “You finished a nursing course. What made you shift to education?”

Maria Theresa Fong Tio (MTFT): “Nursing is a very versatile course. There is nursing in hospitals and other health care facilities, nursing in industries and nursing in education. I would have wanted to practice my profession as a teacher for nursing students after I got married but I prioritized taking care of my children on my own. While I was taking care of my growing children, I truly enjoyed teaching them and the great leap in the development of my own children inspired me to extend my teaching to other children.

When I decided to open Childlink in 1997, I only envisioned the school as a school for toddlers. Little did I imagine that after five years since I opened the school, I would be offering the elementary course. I only opened one grade level at a time until I completed the high school grade levels. This way, it allowed me to give focus on the curriculum that we offered to the growing students.”

SSL: “What is your curriculum that makes your school a ‘School of Character,’ that makes it different from practically all other schools?”

MTFT: Childlink is a ‘School of Character.’ Much focus is put in embedding character education in every subject. Every month, there is a focused universal value that we teach and efforts to incorporate and inculcate this universal value in every subject is the objective of every teacher. Every aspect of the activities that we do is also entwined in the monthly value. By doing so, students are able to understand and put to practice the values taught in the school, in their family and in their community life.

SSL: “You have placed importance on music and performance. Why is that?”

MTFT: “Music and performance give color to the students’ life here in Childlink. Music and performance teach students a lot of values such as discipline, patience and love and appreciation for the many things around us.

When I founded Childlink, I really wanted music and performance to be part of all my students’ life because music to me is a source of inspiration, motivation and even healing in times of happiness, sadness and when dealing with multifarious challenges that I have faced in every stage of my adult life. Because of this, I would want my students not just to appreciate music but mUSIC to be touched, music to be experienced, and music to be performed.

Music and performance give us a profound feeling of accomplishment and help us develop confidence, which is most needed for anyone to be able to deal with others.”

SSL: “In this second year of the pandemic, you expect to have your annual music performance. How will the performance be considering that presentation of performances face-to-face is not allowed?”

MTFT: “This year, our musical performance entitled ‘Heartstrings: A Celebration of Music’ will be performed virtually. This performance will be on May 15, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. via Facebook Live. This musical performance will feature our Childlink Rondalla with the special participation of our Childlink Choir and performances from some of our students in the elementary.

SSD: “Schools often grow eventually to offer college degree courses. Do you envision that?”

MTFT: “Opening a college is a very great challenge already, which I think I cannot do on my own. Putting up a school entails a very big investment. Having to build a school with excellence in all aspects as its mission is in itself a big personal investment. This is a dream for me but will probably remain such until I find a silver lining that will answer to the great challenge that schools are facing now more than ever most especially at this time of pandemic.”


Childlink creates awareness on child marriage among its students

Most learning institutions usually focus on teaching their students hard skills such as reading, writing, mathematics and use of computer. Some do focus on developing the soft skills or people skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, cooperation or team work and empathy or the ability to share and understand the feelings of others.


This is what makes Childlink Learning Center and Childlink High School Inc. one of the schools that goes beyond teaching hard skills and has encouraged their students to develop soft skills, including empathy. The school has been promoting advocacies involving their students so they would learn about social issues existing in the community.

For March, which is the Women’s Month, Childlink will launch the “EndingChild Marriage” campaign.

The Philippines is 12th country with a high incidence of child marriage,said Childlink founder and school directress Maria Theresa Tio.


The United Nations Population Fund, in a policy brief released on January last year, found that one out of 6 Filipina girls gets married before they are 18 years old. This meant that 16.5 percent of young women aged 20-24 married before they became 18. This occurs although the Philippine Family Code sets the marriageable age at 18 years old.

“Many don’t know that there are child marriage in the Philippines. Our students thought that child marriage only happen due to pregnancy. But there are different reasons such as poverty or arranged marriage, which is practiced in Mindanao,” Ms. Tio said.

She noted that there’s a need for students to know what causes child marriage and its impact on society.


An analysis from the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) of Region XII shows that child marriage is both a result and a cause of the perpetuation of a cycle of gendered poverty.

To create awareness, the school asked high school students to join a webinar “Girls Not Brides” initiated by Zonta Club of Cebu 2. The webinarfeatured a discussion on child marriage by the Children’s Legal.The students were then assigned to come up with an infographic or an essay on child marriage.


A Grade 10 student, in her essay, wrote the following words:


“Brides may be girls, but girls are not just brides. They are doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, designers, soldiers, students, and trailblazers. How could you ever expect girls to build their life up to only one role? Marriage is a choice not culture. A girl’s childhood is not preparation to be a mother and wife, instead it is for education to be the person she dreams to be.”

As a school of character, Childlink has been creating awareness among its students of the social concerns existing outside the safe bubble of their homes and the school. These include environment protection, cyber bullying, teenage pregnancies and anti-violence against children.

The school also spearheaded community outreach programs involving the students, such as reading programs, coastal cleanups, and anti-teenage pregnancy campaign, among others.

“I believe exposing children as early as this age to doing community outreach makes them realize there’s really purpose for them,” Ms. Tio pointed out.

She added that the school wanted to encourage students to realize that whatever course or career they will choose in the future, there’s something they can contribute to the community.


“For everything that you learn, there is something we can do for the betterment of others,” Ms. Tio stressed.


Childlink will feature a video on child marriage on its website


“Usually, when we make videos (for our advocacies), we ask students for concepts which is made basis for the videos. We ask them to share video as much as they can. We are tapping other agencies in our community to help us propagate the message,” Ms Tio said.

The goal is to let people be aware that these things are present in our community, she said.

By doing these community advocacies, Childlink is fulfilling its role as a “School of Character” in developing caring and responsible individuals of the community.#

Forging Connections: The Japanese Cultural Exchanges By: Andrea Rentuza, Grade 10

It is a known fact that the ongoing pandemic has put a stop to numerous plans both great and small; it has held a pause button in nearly all aspects of our lives. Unexpected and sudden as this pandemic is, the merits of Childlink’s resourcefulness and ingenuity shine as beacons in times of darkness.

We are well-acquainted with Childlink’s proximity and involvement with the community. A notable aspect would be the school’s various advocacies under the Zonta Club. In fact, in an international level, it has been a practice for Childlink high schoolers to be invited to travel abroad once every year to advocate for Zonta. With the upsurge of the pandemic, however, this practice had to be withdrawn.

Nevertheless, another opportunity had presented itself. The combined efforts of schools in Japan such as Baika Women’s University and Maryknoll University, along with Childlink, have allowed students—from their schools and ours—to participate in virtual cultural exchanges throughout the months of September 2020 to January 2021.

Baika Women’s University


The exchange took place last year, specifically on September 18. Students from this university, as well as female Linkers from the Grade 10 class, utilized the Zoom online platform to hold the meeting. This was the first virtual exchange that we Linkers had ever participated in. As uncommon and new as the experience was, it had progressed rather ideally. We were given the chance to introduce ourselves to one another and bond through games and activities—sharing topics like famous food in Japan and the Philippines, among other things. The meeting was a memorable and enjoyable experience to see through the lens of these other students and share in their culture just as we have shared ours.


Maryknoll University


The entire Grade 10 class, along with some teachers, were able to participate in this exchange via Microsoft Teams. Upon entering the meeting, students from both schools introduced themselves to one another. Needless to say, it was easy to get that warm and light-hearted feeling upon seeing one student after the other, smiling and stepping forward to say hello and do a brief introduction, with an occasional shy smile or wave of a hand.

Later on, we discussed the Friendship and Wellness Program held by our class during the previous school year. In turn, they shared their own research presentations about global warming, poverty, and the pandemic, as well as their volunteer work for their local hospital (making medical gowns). To conclude the exchange, we introduced the song “Bahay Kubo” to them, and did a short sing-along.

Along the month of December, some students of our class were assigned to exchange Christmas cards with them. The anticipation and excitement that came along would certainly be something to remember, because not only would we be creating a card, but we would be receiving one from them as well.  We were even encouraged by our teachers to become pen pals, so that we may write to each other even on spare occasions.

Our most recent cultural exchange with them happened last January 19. This time around, we were sharing about famous pieces of literature and music. It was appealing to be introduced to this aspect of one another’s culture. Themes such as love, heroism, and friendship were the common ground of what we have discussed. Art, no matter where it hails, has the ability to bring people of different backgrounds together.


The Overall Experience


Although oceans apart and scattered in different corners of the world, one could easily feel a sense of companionship and connection. True, we see their faces merely through a flat screen and hear their voices out of the computers’ speakers, but the very bond we have—however big or small—is entirely of our own making. Whatever platform is used to connect with others, online or upfront, gives one the opportunity to reach out and explore.

If there is one thing that Childlink has taught its Linkers, it is that obstacles can be turned into bridges—forging lasting connections and welcoming new possibilities.


A Virtual Exchange By: Jhirlymarie Lloyd F. Tio, Grade 10

In my memory, Japanese culture has always played such an important role. As a child, I would watch anime with my sisters or on the television. My father bought us a Nintendo DS, and we would play Japanese games on it too. I remember sitting in Japanese restaurants and loving the food very much. Whenever my parents would go travelling to other countries, they would always buy me clothes from a Japanese Clothing store called “Uniqlo”. My school supplies and pajamas always had Sanrio characters on them. My classmates would play with Pokémon cards, Beyblades, and Bakugan toys. Needless to say, I was already surrounded by so many things that came from Japan!

I have been to Japan before. I went there with my family. I always had an expectation because I watched a lot of anime. When we were in Japan, everyone was so different than in the Philippines. Everyone was very polite and minded their own business. They had a lot of trains instead of cars. Their convenience stores did not just sell chips; they sold full meals! The people were very respectful and very courteous to one another. The trains were always on time, and before the trains would arrive, there would already neat lines formed by the commuters without anyone telling them to do so.

Japan was just as beautiful as I imagined it to be. Until now, I am always wanting to learn more about Japanese culture. When the pandemic began, I thought that it was so sad that I couldn’t travel anymore. I thought that the only Japanese immersion I would get was by watching anime and watching Japan vlogs. I was proven wrong when the school announced that we would be meeting other Japanese students!

Even if the Japanese Cultural Exchanges are done virtually, I learn a lot from the students we’ve met with. I learned a lot about the Japanese foods. I used to only know of a few famous ones, but then I learned more about the food they like to eat during New Years’ Day, Christmas, Birthdays, and Weddings!

In the second session, me and my classmates were able to share to them our advocacies for “Anti-Teenage Pregnancy”, and they showed us how they are also lending a hand to hospitals during the pandemic. The students in the class would make PPE attire and donate it to the hospitals.

During our sessions, we also end up talking about anime, which I really enjoy! It’s nice to meet other people my age, but in a different country!Me and my classmates love watching anime. When we talk with each other about it, it always makes us excited, so when we are able to talk about it with Japanese students, we are even more excited!

I was able to make a friend. We message each other through emails! It is amazing how technology brings two people from different cultures together. I always look forward to meeting students from the Japanese exchanges.

The Piano by: Ken Fukuda, Grade 6

There was once a boy who really loves music. He would go to the church every single day to see the pastor play the piano. He was really in love with the piano and wishes to learn how to play it. One day, the church pastor was looking for kids who have a great interest in music for an upcoming event. The churchgoers would love to see the children perform different musical instruments during this event.  This encouraged the boy to tell the pastor that he was interested to perform during the event.

The boy started to learn playing the piano. After a couple of practices, he found out that the piano is difficult to play. There were many keys and he didnot have any idea about chords. So, he asks the pastor to teach him how to play the piano. Days passed but he still cannot play his piece well. He almost gave up, but the pastor told him“ You must not give up because even Jesus didnot give up on us for the sins we committed.“ With this encouragement from the pastor, the boydiligently practiced at home. After many days of practice, he learns to play the piano very well. On the day of the presentation, the pastor and all the people in the church were very impressed with the boy’s performance.  The performance earned him a standing ovation from the audience.

Mandarin Chinese taught at Childlink

Childlink says learning Chinese an advantage for students
Cebu City – Learning another language is a good investment in your child’s future. Studies have shown that this makes the brain stronger. In fact, multilingualism has been linked to faster executive functioning and an increased ability to focus.
While English is used as the medium of instruction for higher grade levels in the Philippines, learning another language could also help learners become competitive in the future.
Based on World Economic Forum’s Power Language Index, Chinese is second only to English among the 10 most useful language in terms of competitiveness.
The Childlink Learning Center and Childlink High School Inc., which offers pre-school up to senior high education, are among Cebu-based schools offering Mandarin Chinese subject.
Globally Competitive
Maria Theresa Tio, Childlink founder and school directress, explained that the school teaches Mandarin Chinese to prepare the students to become part of the global community.
“We know that the Chinese language is one of the most used language in the world. This is very helpful in the business. This is very helpful in whatever kind of profession you will have, especially in our own local community,” she pointed out.
Ms. Ilyn Chua, president of the Childlink Parent and Teachers Association for school year 2020-2021, agrees with Ms. Tio’s outlook on the Chinese language.
Ms. Chua considers the Chinese language as an essential tool for people to be globally competitive.
Chinese speaking people are growing worldwide, so learning how to speak the language will be an advantage, Ms. Chua said.
Chinese Culture
Aside from teaching Mandarin Chinese, Childlink also tackles the culture and tradition using art as a medium so students could grasp and understand the language better.
Two of the school alumni, Ronnell John Binueza and Daniel Hans Tan, admitted that learning Mandarin Chinese helped them appreciate the Chinese culture and tradition.
“Learning Chinese does not only help you know the language, but it also helps you understand Chinese culture and tradition. It widens your view of the world, as it is not just mere alphabets, but a way of life,” Binueza explains.
“Well, Chinese language has helped me reconnect with heritage,” said Tan. He added that it helped him really appreciate traditional Chinese writing.
Because he knew how to speak Chinese, Binueza was able to assist a Chinese customer who found it difficult to place his order at a fast food chain or help companies communicate with Chinese clients and shareholders.
For her part, Grade 10 student Andrea Eloise Rentuza said ‘learning this language provides a new perspective on aspects of communication and connection to other people.’
On the other hand, Grade 8 student Jamela Aranduque said being able to speak Chinese allowed her to make new friends and satisfy her curiosity for the language.
Learning At An Early Age
According to Ms. Tio, Mandarin Chinese is a required subject at Childlink since it is classified as a Chinese school. The language is taught starting at the preschool level up to senior high school. She added that school’s teachers for the Chinese language subject include native speakers who are based in Cebu or those come from Taiwan.
She also cited the advantage of students learning Chinese at an early age since they could easily assimilate the language.
Research finds that children who are proficient in other language show signs of enhanced creativity and mental flexibility. Also, learning another language helps develop skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and listening skills. This will also help improve memory, concentration and the ability to multitask.
Childlink also ensures that they maintain the quality education the school is known for even if classes are conducted online because of the pandemic.
Aside from conducting group classes, Childlink teachers also have one-on-one sessions with students for Chinese and other subjects.
Despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, Childlink continues to provide quality education as well as character development to its students. As a school of character, Childlink has nurtured its students to develop that sense of responsibility so they become productive and caring members of the community.