In coordination with the national strategy for comprehensive attention to early childhood education in Colombia “De Cero a Siempre”, the program First Learning Steps starts its replication phase benefiting another 693 children in the department (state) of Magdalena, and 480 children in Nariño, for a total of 1,540 children.
The national goal in 2012 is to transition from models based solely on attention to a quality model based on national standards. The Colombian Institute for Family Welfare (ICBF) and local governments are supporting the expansion. We are also establishing alliances with the private sector to broaden coverage and have greater impact.
This program designed and validated for 3 years is one of the high-quality models for comprehensive early childhood care in Colombia and is contributing to the goal of providing education to 1.200.000 children under 5 years of age who live under extreme poverty conditions.
For more information on FLS http://www.genesis-foundation.org/first-learning-steps-macropro/