*cogmo kids bilingual pre-school *

Focusing on enhancing the cognitive as well as motor development of children to prepare them for their next steps in education, be it integration into the Swiss kindergarten system or private schooling. 

Where all children get the best possible start!

Introducing Cogmo Kids pre-school program operating in Zumikon since August 2015.


Places:  Cogmo Kids offers a maximum of 14 places, maintaining small group sizes that focus on the specific needs of each child.


Target Groups: Cogmo preschool target age group is between 18 months and 4 years (+/-). This is when children are engaged in significant developmental work including self-construction and building functional independence, therefore their first „school“ experience is most impressionable!


Pedagogical approach: Using the „discovery“-model and a completely bilingual (English/German) approach that focuses on learning through play, the children’s „work“ (purposeful activities) will include:

~Gross and fine motor play

~Art and music

~Imaginary themes

~Story telling

~Early math and reading/writing concepts


... young children effortlessly assimilate the stimuli of their environment including language, culture, the development of concepts, information from the senses ...

Our qualified teaching team has been together for more than 5 years. They are mother-tongue English, Swiss German and German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish with additional fluency in French.

The Cogmo learning environment will offer activities and materials that promote:

~Acquisition of Language

~Interest in and manipulation of small objects

~Connection between objects and concepts

~Sensory refinement

~Social and school skills


Location: We have more than 150 sq meters indoors devoted to gross motor activities,

              a fine motor/sensorial/ imaginary play activity room,

                           a separate Art and Music room,

                                         AND multiple GREAT outdoor facilities on our doorstep!


Our curriculum includes:

- Arts and crafts

- Ballet/creative dance

- Sports (eg ball sports, tumbling, yoga, climbing etc)

- German for beginners

- English for beginners

- Special sensory stimulation classes


Autonomy and Separation: Separation anxiety for parents and little ones is always an issue when thinking of preschool! We will accommodate your family’s needs and encourage parents to stay, if they feel their child needs them there, and to be involved as long as it is necessary to settle their little one into the program!


Inclusion and Integration: Our pre-school is fully inclusive, offering places to all children. We have a close working relationship with “Heilpedagoginen” and other therapists to provide a safe and caring environment for children who may have special needs including

        Special dietary needs including severe allergies

        Autistic spectrum

        Down, Rett, Dravet syndrome etc

Other physical and cognitive delays, and behavioural issues

Cogmo Kids Pre-school is a licenced KITA


Afterschool program for Kindergarten children

Cogmo Kids offers limited places to Kindergarten children for afterschool program which includes:

English reading and writing (for mother-tongue English speakers as well as English as an additional language).  The program is taught by a qualified primary school, native English teacher

Playball – presented by Playball Switzerland on Monday and Wednesday afternoon (www.playballkids.com)

Martial Movement – presented by Marcello Miller Martial Art Maestro

Arts and Crafts

Free gross motor play indoors and outdoors

Communal lunch table


Ages 18 months to +-4 years. Our small class size and high teacher-student ratio make learning fun and effective through our multi-sensory approach, in a positive learning Environment.


Little ballerinas learn their first dance steps through simple exercises, imagination and ballet stories with fabulous props and beautiful costumes giving them self-confidence, poise, and much more...


Our preschool program runs 49 weeks of the year, providing extra places available over the school holiday for children from other schools which may be on holiday. 

Additional sports and ballet camps are arranged according to demand.