The PIQC Preschool department has often times been confronted with unpopular facts that made it assess its teaching methodologies and approaches. This process has enabled the faculty and administrators to critically analyze and be able to suggest ways to sustain the positive aspects of its programs while proposing actions that would address areas that would need improvement. Realizing that if we want to keep on improving for our students we should not be satisfied with the evaluation within the institution, rather be also open in seeking assistance from other experts who could guide us in this journey. Thus, last October 1–4, the Preschool department underwent its preliminary accreditation which was facilitated by The Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities–Accrediting Council, Inc. or The ACSCU-ACI.
ACSCU-ACI is one of the accrediting agencies under the umbrella of the Federation of Accrediting Agencies in the Philippines (FAAP) which also aims to raise the quality and excellence, the relevance and responsiveness, and the efficiency and effectiveness of its member schools. That is why in our collaboration with them we hoped to be given a bigger picture of how the PIQC preschool department is doing and where it is at in relation to the inevitable changes in the educational field as a whole. True enough, as the preliminary accreditation comes to an end, the accrediting team in each of their field of specialization, headed by their chairwoman, Ms. Vicenta Marcelo (faculty, organization and administration), with members: Ms. Rio Anne Dizon (instructional program), Ms. Joan Pantaleon (library) and Dr. Joy Dy (physical plant and student services) were able to give a thorough evaluation which are vital in our objective of raising the quality of education in the preschool department. With their inputs, we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Going through the process of accreditation has proven to be both a challenging and an uplifting process as we take an in-depth look at what we do, how we do it, and how we might do it better. The road we took was a rough one but our trip became bearable with the help and undying support of the school administration, PIQC alumni and of course, our dear parents. With that, we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to all of you and we hope that our collaboration continues as we get ready to open the next chapter of opening new opportunities for our pupils.