Bubbles is a bilingual (German-English) kindergarten in Isarvorstadt in Munich. Since September 2008 Bubbles provides full time care for 18 boys and girls between 3 and 6 years of age according to the "immersion" principle. Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment where the children can play and where their holistic development is encouraged. Based on the basic Montessori principles, we see the child as an individual, and allow them to develop along their own path.
The kindergarten is run by a registered non-profit organisation “Bubbles e.V.”. Each parent whose child attends the kindergarten will in effect become a member of the organisation. We hold meetings three times a year.
As a parents' initiative we depend on close and constant parental involvement. However, we do not foresee these roles involving parents undertaking menial tasks in the kindergarten such as weekly cleaning. Each family takes total ownership of at least one Bubbles job and is expected to contribute a minimum of 10 hours a month (14 hours a month for two children). Every 6 weeks there are mandatory parental meetings.
Possible parental duties:
Tasks of Board Members
About 3-4 times a year for one week, the parents will be more involved with the kindergarten by providing organic snacks for the entire week and doing laundry.
In the future, our children will be faced with many challenges. In the global world we live in, foreign languages and their fluency have become more and more important. Early contact with a foreign language encourages not only the linguistic competencies of the children, but also their cognitive development and social skills.
Research shows that the recommended age to lay the foundations of a second language is before child turns 4 years old. The learning principle of a second language is based on the “immersion” principle which is a worldwide recognised method of learning a language. This means our kindergarten follows the One-Person-One-Language method, one teacher speaks exclusively in their native tongue to the children.
For more detailed information please see our educational concept: