Commitment to Action

Elevating Early Childhood Care in Latin America

Commitment by

Whole Child International

In 2009, Whole Child committed to increase the quality of early childhood care within orphanages and other childcare settings in Latin America. Specifically, Whole Child's commitment will leverage child care system changes in Nicaragua and El Salvador to benefit more than 18,000 children without guardianship or in state-run childcare. Whole Child will be able to reach roughly half of Nicaragua's 84 childcare institutions, training about 1,800 caregivers. Whole Child will also be able to organize administrative training in roughly half of El Salvador's 34 institutions and implement full, intensive programs in three El Salvadorian orphanages. Additionally, Whole Child will build upon partnerships with government personnel, orphanage administrators, and caregiving staff to advocate for vulnerable children by establishing consistent, effective practices and enacting national policy to ensure that the basic psychological needs of children in state care are met.

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Commitment

Elevating Early Childhood Care in Latin America

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

10 years

Estimated Total Value

$10,000,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, NICARAGUA

Commitment by

Whole Child International

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Inter-American Development Bank, Universidad Centroamericana, Loyola Marymount University, Republic of El Salvador, Vanda Pihanto, Duke University