Kinderhaus Early Childhood DevelopmentCenter is a non-stock, non-profit corporation registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines (SEC) and with the Department of Education. It was established in 2006. As a preschool it admits children of any race, nationality or religious faith who are from three to six years old. Kinderhaus is housed in a three-storey building at 81 A. Bonifacio Street, San Jose II, Noveleta, Cavite, about fifteen minutes from the Cavite Export Processing Zone and near major subdivisions in Noveleta, Kawit and Rosario. It has air conditioned, spacious classrooms and activity areas. The Kinderhaus learning system is non-traditional; emphasizes participative learning and focuses on the total development of the child. Toward this end, children are encouraged to share their experiences, explore other forms of creative learning like Art, and relate classroom work with everyday life. English is the medium of instruction.
We come from generations of educators
Miss Flora Ricafrente and her pupils, 1927-28 in Noveleta
The founders of Kinderhaus come from a long line of educators that trace their roots from the early pioneers of public education during the American period. Their ancestors provided the first teachers in the first primary and elementary schools established in the province of Cavite, Philippines. Generations later, the family has still accounted for numerous members who have chosen education either as career or as a vocation; as private or public school teachers or as lecturers, deans or administrators in government or private universities. Kinderhaus president is Nicolas G. Ricafrente, former Dean of the School of Architecture, Industrial Design and the Built Environment of Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila.