UNICEF notes Cuban efforts to prioritize early childhood

More than 99% of Cuba’s 855,000 children under six years of age attend an early childhood education program or institution, according to UNICEF report.

The UNICEF office in Cuba and its regional representation for Latin America and the Caribbean put together the report on Early Childhood Development in Cuba, which highlights the experience of an integrated, constantly strengthened system, that promotes the protection, care and development of early childhood in the Caribbean country.

According to the document, cited by the Cuban Foreign Ministry, there are more than.

The report also highlights the impact on the quality of life of Cuban children and families of the Educate Your Child program, highlighting that it “is both a social programme − aimed at raising awareness and commitment of the entire society on the importance of the first years of life and the need for integrated child care in this period − and an educational programme that, through parent education, aims to foster child development from before their birth through age six.”

Another element of the study is Cuba’s regional leadership in the development of this segment of the population, an indisputable achievement of the Cuban state, which has remained committed to this human right, assuming it as a priority for over 50 years.

The report also highlights that health services have been instrumental in guaranteeing the right of Cuban children to survival and development.

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