Grimm's Kindergarten in Bogota


Private, bilingual, international coeducational ELS in Bogota

Welcome to Grimm’s Kindergarten – a world-class premium international Early Learning School in Colombia

Grimm's is a leading private kindergarten in Bogota, providing premium early years’ education in a modern setting to children from 18 months to 3 years. Named in the memory of the Grimm Brothers, creators of unforgettable children's stories, classes in the kindergarten uphold this creative approach in delivering a thoroughly engaging early years’ learning programme. Kindergarteners' curiosity is nurtured while learning in a creative, vibrant, and well-equipped environment. For more than 40 years, early learning teachers at Grimm’s, Colombia, have supported the youngest ELS pupils' emotional, physical, spiritual, and artistic development. Research has shown that early socialisation and education can enhance later educational performance while sowing the principles and values that assist them in developing into confident individuals.

The long-standing early learning years school offers three kindergarten classes depending on age. Toddlers attend class from 18 months to 2 years, Walkers attend class from 18 months to 2 years, and Explorers attend class from 2 to 3 years. Preschool candidates may join the exciting environment at Grimm's ELS, Bogota, at any point during the academic year. All year groups in the preschool facility offer full-time and part-time schedules, depending on the young student's needs.

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Ages​


  • Toddlers | 18 months
  • Walkers | 2 years
  • Explorers | 3 years
     

Grimm’s Kindergarten Programme Options


  • Part-Time | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Full-Time | 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
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An Educational Model of Holistic Learning in Early Years Education


Holistic Formation of Kindergarten Approach to Learning

Providing a lively and exciting ELS is the backbone of Grimm’s approach to early years teaching. Delivering academic excellence in private provision for over 40 years, the vibrant kindergarten campus in vibrant Bogota is a leading international preschool institution in Colombia. Multilingual practitioners attend to all aspects of the developing child. They aim to nurture young learners’ academic and emotional needs in an intensive, comprehensive approach to early years education.

The stand-alone school's holistic vision for a successful educational service relies upon highly-qualified Early Years teachers' communication with parents throughout the year to monitor progress. From 18 months to 3 years, Toddlers, Walkers, and Explorers are nurtured throughout their first steps in formal education. Regardless of developmental stage, attentive, experienced teachers encourage a passion for discovery in each child in the Early Years.

While attending Grimm's Kindergarten, pre-schoolers access a varied and engaging curriculum that considers all aspects of their physical, emotional, social, and educational growth. All sessions are child-centred and delivered by dedicated, specialised early learning educators. As providers of a long-running, successful kindergarten programme, the early years’ team meticulously designed lessons to include engaging activities, ensuring young ELS students enjoy a solid start to their schooling journey. Additionally, kindergarten teachers may differentiate learning as part of a robust, personalised educational plan.

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Experimenting and Learning in Kindergarten Classes


An essential part of the early years’ pedagogy is to establish innovation and creativity in the ELS classrooms. Grimm's Kindergarten campus features areas designed explicitly for playful experimentation and exploration. Early learning practitioners have adopted a student-focused educational philosophy that encourages self-directed, experiential learning within a relationship-building environment. An exciting kindergarten programme of study allows developing youngsters to communicate happily, experiment with learning materials, research their surroundings and sustain their new knowledge in the process. They become confident in independent learning and enjoy working with others.

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Art, Music, and Creativity Sessions in Kindergarten Programme


Each creative discipline structured within the lesson plans for Toddlers, Walkers, and Explorers classes, is designed to develop the individual creative spirit in every learner. Kindergarten schemes of work feature artistic activities, music lessons and movement classes. Learning through play is an effective model for early years’ teaching programmes, and ELS faculty members are highly-trained in designing activities that stimulate young imaginations.

Theory of Art Lessons in Kindergarten Programme

For young preschoolers, one of the benefits of attending kindergarten is to enjoy and explore multiple avenues to express their ideas and emotions through arts and crafts. During artistically-centred lessons, naturally inquisitive kindergarten children learn about colour, form and ultimately, the world around them. Learning through art is encouraged, as it has been proven to support the development of social, emotional, academic, and physical skills.

Music Lessons in Kindergarten

Research has shown that music has a powerful influence on children of all ages. When exposed to sound, the brain is stimulated by auditory input, and over time, these auditory mechanisms are strengthened and can assist in enhanced memory recollection. The benefits of this process are essential. Across the preschool music curriculum, activities include singing, mimicking rhythmic sounds and playing musical instruments. Each of the three early years’ learning groups will regularly have scheduled time with enthusiastic, specialised music teachers to build their confidence, brainpower, and social skills, which they can then apply in other disciplines.
 

Kindergarten Dance and Body Expression Classes

During engaging movement and physical expression sessions, foundation years, students learn agility, balance, and coordination while building their understanding of harmony, rhythm, and movement. Specialised developmental games and physical activities provide confidence in physical expression while also promoting the development of strong gross and fine motor skills – an essential building block in the healthy development of all growing preschool-aged children.

Benefits


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NATURE


A large garden with pleasant green areas for play and recreation.

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Spirituality


Through the experience and development of strong values, we manage to educate children with great human quality.

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Wellness Program


A comprehensive programme to strengthen physical and emotional well-being, reinforcing interpersonal skills.

Facilities


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CLASSROOMS IN EARLY LEARNING FACILITIES


The infrastructure of the Early Learning School facilities meets international standards of safety. All preschool classroom spaces have been designed by architects specialising in early childhood education. The layout and furnishing of Grimm's kindergarten classroom spaces help create a welcoming, colourful atmosphere while facilitating active learning. Fully equipped with resources, every detail in the Early Years’ classrooms meets the needs of a modern pre-school experience.

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OUTDOOR PLAY AREAS FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS


Access to open green areas is intrinsic to the well-being of pre-school adventurers. Outside recreation time provides variety in the educational setting while encouraging supervised periods of active play. This pivotal time outside the classroom allows for further socialisation and interaction with nature.

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CAFETERIA IN THE EARLY LEARNING AREA


The school has a spacious and welcoming dining area for early learning school attendees. Pre-schoolers of all ages enjoy healthy, balanced meals with the assistance of their teachers and lunchtime support staff. Mealtime is an excellent opportunity to learn how to socialise while refining manners and practising good eating habits.

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MOTOR DEVELOPMENT GYM FOR ELS AND P.E LESSONS


A well-structured physical education schedule in the on-campus gym encourages the development of ELS pupils' motor skills. In the process, young boys and girls gain an increased awareness of their physical senses while maintaining a healthy lifestyle through soft play, under the guidance of early learning physical specialists, who carry out targeted and safe activities in the full-integrated gymnasium.

School Services


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Nutrition
 


A healthy, balanced, and delicious diet is vital for all growing children attending preschool. Young eaters are introduced to vegetables and fruits and sample different textures and flavours. Nutritious lunch options and delicious snacks are served fresh daily by the in-house catering service, ensuring the development of active, energised children. Food preparation staff may be able to cater for those with special dietary requirements and allergies. Please ask the Early Learning Course Coordinator for further details.

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Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy


In a holistic approach to early learning education, class teachers in the ELS may enlist the expertise of child psychologists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists where needed. If a young EYS learner does require additional support during school time, the service of external developmental agencies may complement day-to-day class-based learning. Qualified and experienced practitioners provide all other ELS therapy sessions.

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Transportation and ELS Bus Service


A door-to-door, school-managed transportation service is available for preschool commuters. During the bus journey to and from school, all young travelling children are accompanied by a school-appointed travel assistant, assigned to take care of each group. Young bus users will be well-supervised for the entirety of their trip to guarantee their safety and comfort.

Creativity Workshop

In a vibrant addition to formal learning, creative afternoon sessions occur after school and are open to all preschool learners who wish to join. Facilitated by patient and specialist staff, fun on-site classes encourage the artistic and social growth of the preschool facility’s youngest students. Attending a workshop may be beneficial in the first years of experiencing a learning routine, as an extended schedule may help new learners adapt to regular school hours. Areas of exploration in after school sessions include music, fine arts, gymnastics, English, homework help, speaking, science, and technology-based activities.

 

Dental Programme

We care about the well-being of all students, inside and out. Dental health is an essential element of physical health, which is why we offer preventive oral health services to all enrolled preschool pupils.

Book a Visit


Contact us to schedule a visit and learn about our campus and educational philosophy.