THE LEARNING TREE Preschool was established in l984 by its founder and directress, Prof. Anna Francisca T. Castaneda, better known to children as “Teacher Francie”. A graduate of the University of the Philippines with degrees in B.S. Family Life and Child Development and a Master of Arts in Education; she has devoted her career as an early childhood educator for the past thirty years. Upon the insistence of parents for fourteen years, Teacher Francie finally opened a Grade School Department in l998. Both schools are recognized by the Department of Education.