The Integral Development of Early Childhood is one of the priorities of the Cooperation Program 2013-2017 ©UNICEF/Nicaragua-2012/M. Dormino.

This component will contribute to the implementation of the National Early Childhood Policy, prioritizing the development of family competencies for caring for their children, including early stimulation practices, bringing up children with affection, and health, nutrition and hygiene habits. It will support the development of inter-institutional work models, adapting them to the particular characteristics of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples. And it will include the use of technologies and instruments for monitoring and evaluation with community participation.


In coordination with PAHO/WHO, UNICEF will assist the Ministry of Health in improving the quality of integrated health care for common childhood diseases and the elimination of the vertical transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis. Support will also be provided in the implementation of community actions with an intercultural approach, linking community actions by midwives and maternal house volunteers with the work of the Health Ministry’s family and community health teams.


The component will help to expand the access and permanence of three- to five-year-old children in preschool education, ensuring their transition and timely entry into first grade of primary school. It will assist the implementation of the quality model with teacher training through: TEPCES 14 workshops on planning, evaluation and training in education; demonstration classrooms; pedagogical circles and refresher courses with support from the teacher training schools; the provision of educational materials; and the application of a single instrument for measuring children’s development.


UNICEF will work with the Central Civil Registry Office to register populations with greater access problems, including indigenous or Afro-descendant populations. This involves modernizing birth registration actions in the municipal services, the establishment of birth registration desks in hospital units, communication strategies to change social norms, and the training of community leaders for real-time monitoring. At the national level, there will be support for the implementation of the new Civil Registry Law.

Secciones

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Derecho a la protección

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Casas Maternas: Refugios de Vida

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Derecho a la salud

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Nutrición

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Salud

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Educación Inicial

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Historias de Vida

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Story of existence

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