Jun 13, 2016

Conversation about child care centers in Latin America: are they effective?

Breakfast invitation to the media for the presentation of the publication: How is child care quality measured?

The Inter-American Development Bank invites the press to a media breakfast to report on the situation of child development in Latin America, where the publication on How is child care quality measured? will be presented.

During the event, statistics on coverage and quality of childcare centers in different Latin-American countries will be offered and six critical to define the quality of a kindergarten for children aged 0 to 3 years will be analyzed.

Nowadays, there are 3.1 million children under the age of 3 attending one of the more than 100,000 child care centers that exist in Latin America. Most of those are public or have public funding and in almost every country, child care coverage has increased dramatically. In Brazil and Chile the percentage of children attending a kindergarten has doubled in the last decade, and in Ecuador the numbers increased sixfold. In fact, in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador about one-fifth and one-third of all children between 0 and 3 years attend a child care center.

What: Informative breakfast for media

When: Monday, June 20th , 2016
9 am

Where: Inter-American Development Bank. Entry by 1350 New York Avenue (Room B-502)

Who: Ferdinando Regalia, Chief of the Division of Social Protection and Health (SPH)

Maria Caridad Araujo, leader SPH Specialist and author of the book: How is child care quality measured?

Florencia Lopez Boo, SPH senior Specialist and author of How is child care quality measured?

REGISTER: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. To register, e-mail to Mildred Rivera at or phone 1-202-623-2319.

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