Thanks to a collaboration agreement between the First Childhood Foundation and the Undersecretary of Nursery Education, the program Grow Playing It has scaled up its implementation and hopes to benefit about 1,000 families by 2019.
The program of the foundation, which aims to promote a healthy and safe link between the child and their caregiver through workshops, operated in clinics in the towns of Colina, El Bosque and Renca. After the signing of collaboration between Infancia Primero and the Undersecretary of Nursery Education in October, Crecer Jugando will be implemented in kindergartens, schools and high schools in the Renca district.
"The first educator is the family and as Undersecretary of Nursery Education we have considered this as one of the axes of our management, we seek to strengthen it and highlight its importance", highlights María Angélica Balmaceda, Head of the Division of Educational Policies of the undersecretary.
In this stage, Infancia Primero will install this modality in the district of Renca and during 2019 they hope to reach more communes to benefit close to 1,000 families. Soon the foundation will open a call for different communes of Santiago to have this program.
The bet of Colunga
In 2014 the Colunga Foundation made an alliance with Fundación Infancia Primero to support this initiative and thus promote the integral development of children between 0 and 4 years old, by strengthening interaction with their parents and / or primary caregivers, promoting they a positive and sensitive parenting.
"The partnership of Colunga with Infancia Primero has allowed the development of this model of early intervention, cost effective, scalable and replicable. It's all we expect from a social intervention, "he says. Arturo Celedón, Executive Director of the Colunga Foundation.
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