In English

Since 1980, the Nursery Pre-School and Créche Passo a Passo 2 has provided a warm and creative atmosphere to stimulate young children's imagination, curiosity and intellect. Our program facilitates children's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth through a curriculum attuned to the individual child's unique pattern of development. We believe children learn best in a clearly structured program, which emphasizes creative expression through "hands on" experiences, provides opportunities for play and encourages respect for others. It is our goal to build children's self-esteem so they may develop the confidence to fulfill their potential.


The first Créche Passo a Passo 2 was started in a safe and quiet street in Copacabana near the underground station " Cardial Arco Verde" and the new branch that was opened in 2000 is located in Gávea, very near "Shopping da Gávea". Both properties are detached houses with are fully equipped and spacious classrooms. Two outdoor terraces and a rooftop playground are available for daily outdoor play. A highly experienced staff trained in early childhood education works with children individually and in groups, fostering creative expression through art, music, science, literature and math. Sports such as capoeira and ballet are optional. English is taught on a daily basis in the Gávea School and twice a week in Copacabana. We offer a high quality educational program in a small, nurturing environment and provide a place where children are encouraged to explore, discover and create.


Our dedicated professional staff is the heart of our program. Our teachers are united by a genuine interest in children and an enthusiasm for teaching, and are trained to provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum that challenges and enriches each child.


The school was one of the first members of Asbrei (Brazilian Association of Child Education). We welcome families from diverse backgrounds.




We accept children from four months to six years old. The baby class (with children from four months until one year old) is specially equipped with vinyl floor, lots of toys and a big mirror to stimulate self recognition. A separate bathroom, sleeping room and refreshment area is available for the babies. Food is made individually according with the doctor's recipe.


When the child is walking without difficulty, they start the class of "Maternal I" with a school routine appropriate to their age - lots of art, music, body stimulation, and a play area, all made to make each day a special day!


All the activities are divided by each class, which is divided by the age of the child. The first class is "berçário" - (baby class) going to Maternal I ( around one year till two years), Maternal II ( two years till three years), Jardim I ( three years till four years), Jardim II (four years till five years), Jardim III (five years till six years).


The schedule is designed to meet the needs of the parents- from Monday till Friday, from 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 hours a day.


The school is opened from 7h in the morning until 19 h in the evening. Visits are welcome from 9h till 18h, and if you need an English speaking attendant you can make an appointment sending an email to the school, although there is nearly always someone on hand who speaks English.


Come and visit us! It will be a pleasure to receive you and your family at Passo a Passo 2.