Early Childcare Facilities for the Support of Working Mothers (Estancias Infantiles para Apoyar a Madres Trabajadoras) is a Mexican government programme in operation since 2006, run by the Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL). It supports child-care services for mothers from households below the national poverty line, who are working, seeking jobs, or studying, or for single fathers in poverty conditions, without access to child-care services from social security institutions or other means. There are 9,234 early child-care facilities providing services to 308,410 children. Only 30 per cent of them provide services to approximately 4,500 children with disabilities. The UNPRPD project aimed to strengthen the inclusion of children with disabilities in early childcare facilities and the quality of care provided to children with disabilities.
Design of normative frames and guidelines for the accessibility of the facilities; and of protocols for inclusive attention and care, based on a diagnosis of the kinds and degrees of disability.
Capacity building of Early Childcare Facilities personnel, including the Standards of accessibility, the Protocol for inclusive attention and care and the Protocol for case reallocation to governmental and private institutions.
Capacity building for 30 trainers in 9 states of Mexican South-Eastern region
Capacity building of 353 Early Childcare Facilities Directors in 9 states including the creation of three tools: (i) Model of inclusive childcare and attention, (ii) Didactic Activity, (iii) Workbook for information exchange between childcare facilities, families and specialists.