The Astrobebés project developed in Bogota by the Bogotà Planetary team until July 15, 2017 has intervened at 7 localities targeting the community in three modalities: Institutional Field, Family Area and Activities in the Bogotà Planetarium.
1. Institutional Scope: This modality is defined as the attention given to the community of children from 0 to 3 years of age, who attend the services of Kindergartens of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare -ICBF- or by the Secretariat of Integration Social -SDIS-.
Each group of children in the institutions participate in 4 sessions, one weekly with a duration of 40 minutes. In this modality, 774 children have been taken care of, in whom their interest has been perceived in the exploration of the environment and motivation towards astronomy subjects. Likewise, there has been the collaboration of 62 teachers who have shown their interest in continuing the proposal in their pedagogical practices.
2. Family: This modality is defined as care for the families of children from 0 to 3 years old who attend the family support services of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare.
It has reached 183 children, 236 mothers and 26 teachers accompanying the process. With this population, the caregivers’ interest in offering new learning opportunities to children through the adaptation of spaces and the use of exploration of the environment to help promote positive attitudes towards science was evidenced.
3. Bogota Planetarium: In the Bogota Planetarium, parents, caregivers and teachers have been invited to strengthen activities, as well as to use the third Sunday of each month for children from 0 to 3 years of age to visit. The Planetarium in Bogota, 210 parents and family caregivers attended this event, showing interest in learning about the options to enrich the scenarios and activities in which children from 0 to 3 years old participate. In addition, 94 teachers and caregivers have participated who have shown their interest in strengthening their pedagogical practices taking into account the topics of astronomy in the Institutions.
The Planetarium has attended since the month of March 216 boys and girls to different activities planned to enjoy the stage.
Number of people reached
Total children (0 to 3 years) = 1152
Total children (4 to 7 years) = 23
Total caretakers = 548
Children with disabilities = 18
Total teachers = 134
In implementing the Planetarium project Bogotá has highlighted the importance of addressing children aged 0 to 3 years guaranteeing not only access to knowledge but a wide range of activities that help their development.