Kidstarter is a company that aims to make a difference in the currently evolving and growing preschool home education scene. Our mission is to provide relevant, educational, intentional, and affordable preschool resources for the Filipino homeschool communities as well as offer supplementary materials to those already attending preschool or daycare centers. Our big vision is to allow the best start for every Filipino child to become a reality.
One of our first steps in making an impact in this goal is creating the Kidstarter Curious Curriculum or KCC. We have seen how parents nowadays desire to give their children the best experiences and opportunities to learn. And what better way to do that than to have a preschool guide that will encourage, equip, and empower parents to be a part of sparking the curiosity and learning of their little one—anytime, anywhere.
Donna Pangilinan-Simpao, M.D.
After being immersed in the Filipino homeschool community for 17 years, Donna, has become of the highly respected advocates of homeschooling. She holds a Psychology and Medical Degree from the University of the Philippines. Through her years of
experience and interaction with hundreds of parents interested in trying to homeschool she realized the need to create a local and more relevant material for Filipino homeschoolers. Donna looks back with great fondness and affection at her preschool homeschooling days with her 4 children.
She was then moved to help other parents have the chance to enjoy their children’s preschool years and at the same time, build a strong holistic foundation for proper growth and development through the KCC.
Liana Lim-Cruz, M.S. Ed.
Liana , after graduating college, immediately started teaching at Explorations Preschool, one of the most respected preschools in Manila. Within a few years she decided to pursue and develop her teaching by studying for her Master’s degree Early Childhood
Education at the Bank Street College in New York. After which she again continued working as a Senior Teacher at Explorations. Fast forward today Liana is now homeschooling her 2 year old daughter Nadia, who became her inspiration for creating this program. She believes in the power of play in the early years and that parents can be their child’s best first teacher. Her knowledge, skills and years practical classroom experience helped make KCC one of the most dynamic guides for parents today.