November 18, 2020


November 17, 2020

WITH the pandemic preventing traditional schooling, parents are left to explore other means to educate their children. But in the new academic set-up (modular and online), parents are confronted with concerns on their capability to handle this new normal.

How can they handle the challenges of their children’s learning at home? How can art help?

CCP Arts Education Department believes in providing quality education to every child. This is the reason they suggest a webinar tackling the concerns of parents regarding classes held at home as part of the ongoing Art Express: CCP Children's Biennale.

On November 20, at 4pm, Prof. Katherine Claudette A. Tandoc, also known as Teacher Claude, will share her insights on how parents can overcome the challenges of the new educational set-up and how children can get most out of it. The webinar will be live streamed via the Batang Sining and CCP Facebook pages.

Teacher Claude has been teaching young children, college, and graduate students for more than 25 years.

Currently, Teacher Claude is an online part-time faculty at Olivarez College in Parañaque City and Trinity University of Asia.  She taught in the college and graduate programs of the Department of Family Life and Child Development (FLCD) at the University of the Philippines - Diliman for 6 years, followed by a 10-year teaching experience at the De La Salle University-Manila.  She was also a full-time faculty member of National University for one year and a half, teaching professional education and Early Childhood education subjects to college and graduate students; and a former part-time faculty at San Beda College - Alabang.

She is a curriculum consultant of various schools in Metro Manila, and a resource person for Wyeth Philippines, conducting lectures and workshops for pediatricians nationwide.

Teacher Claude regularly gives parenting seminars and teacher training-workshops.  She is a guest resource person for radio program, SAKTO of DZMM Teleradyo.  During this pandemic, Teacher Claude has been conducting webinars for Dep-Ed and VIBAL Group.

She has earned her Bachelor of Arts major in Psychology at the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, and Master of Family Life and Child Development at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.  She is on her 3rd year of doctorate degree, taking up Ph.D. in SPED, in the University of Perpetual Help, Las Piñas Campus.  She is married to Earl Tandoc.  They have two children; Millicent, who is 20 years old, and Cyril, who is 16 years old.

Meanwhile, prior to the webinar, join the Arts and Parents workshop, facilitated by Ms. Nikki Junia, on the same day, at 3pm, streaming live at the Batang Sining and CCP Facebook pages.

Want your child to get the most out of making arts but don't know where to start?  Have you been thinking about developing art appreciation with your children but don't know how to engage them?

An educator and CCP trustee, Ms. Nikki Junia will discuss parenting and the role of arts in the holistic development of children.

Parents will get the chance to ask questions on how to develop art appreciation among children and how to engage them in artmaking.

The Arts and Parents workshop and the webinar are parts of the CCP Children's Biennale, ongoing until November 29, 2020.  The festival stemmed from the belief that arts appreciation and education should start at a young age.  It aims to encourage and develop creativity and artistic expression in children, create new works/activities to focus on children’s appreciation and value for the arts, and engage the participation of the guardians and parents in sustaining the appreciation for the arts.

For the whole month of November, the Biennale will also have different stations of activities that children can join such as CURTAINS UP!, ARTS eXPRESS, ARTs PLAYGROUND, PELIKULIT, and ARTS CONNECT.

For more information, visit the CCP website ( and follow the CCP and Batang Sining Facebook pages.