Are preschools available? Day care? Are these expensive? What has been your experience with them, if any? Do the schools provide before- and/or after-school care?

Parents seem to love Ela Murray preschool. - May 2019


Preschool: The Ela Murray Early Learning Center preschool is fantastic and expensive (about $1200US per month, 7:30-2:30 full time). You can send just a few days a week. It is the only preschool with decent bathrooms and a very large shaded playground. It is purely a play-based curriculum. There is no formal learning of letters. There is a long waiting list, so you should contact the school ASAP. There are two other preschools used by expats - Southbridges and Peter Pan. Southbridges is not yet full-day and has a very small facility. Southbridges does focus on formal learning and is run by Filipino teachers. Peter Pan's curriculum is a mix between the two above, but it's facilities (especially the bathrooms and lack of shade) were problematic for me. - Jun 2016


Parents we know are happy with the Ela Beach preschool program, which starts at age 2. Haus Meris are readily available for in-home care. - Jun 2008


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