Chile Crece Contigo

About the program

Chile Crece Contigo (Chile Grows with You) is an Integral Child Protection System whose mission is to accompany, protect and fully support all children and their families, through actions and services universal in nature, targeted on special support to those who live in greater vulnerability. Its main components are a Massive Educational Program on child care, a support program for bio-psychosocial development (guaranteed access for preventive health services), Support Program for Newborns and a set of distinct benefits according to the particular characteristics of the specific children.

Country Chile
Home 09.12.2009
Classification Nutritional Health
FNS Dimension Utilización
Website http://www.crececontigo.gob.cl
Objectives

To accompany in children’s development process, specifically the ones who are treated within the public health system, from their first control appointment during the mother’s pregnancy and up to their entry into the school system, in the first transition level or equivalent.

Components and/or products

Bio-psychosocial Development Support

It consists on support and personalized follow-up regarding the children’s development process of those who are treated within the public health system, from their first control appointment during the mother’s pregnancy and up to their entry into the school system; it is implemented by the Ministry of Health.

The program guarantees the following benefits for children living in vulnerable conditions:

  • Access to technical aids for children who present some type of disability. They must be a member of household that is a part of the 60% most socioeconomically vulnerable population.
  • Free access to nurseries or equivalent arrangements. The child must be a member of household that is a part of the 60% most socioeconomically vulnerable population. The mother, father or guardian of a child who requires these benefits must be working, studying or looking for work.
  • Free access to extended day kindergarten or equivalent arrangements. The child must be a member of household that is a part of the 60% most socioeconomically vulnerable population. The mother, father or guardian of a child who requires these benefits must be working, studying or looking for work.
  • Free access to part-time kindergarten or equivalent arrangements for children whose parent or guardian does not work outside the home. The child must be a member of household that is a part of the 60% most socioeconomically vulnerable population.
  • Guaranteed access to the "Chile Solidario" for families of unborn children who live in extreme poverty.

This Program also considers the multiple dimensions that influence on child development, providing in equal conditions, preferential access for families that are benefitted by public services, according to the support needed by the children; this focuses on services such as: leveling studies; dependent or independent employment; improving housing and living conditions; mental health care; family dynamics; legal assistance; prevention and care of domestic violence and child abuse. Preferential access is aimed for those beneficiary families in households that make up 40% of the most socioeconomically vulnerable population.

Target population

Children who are treated in the public health system, from their first control appointment during the mother’s pregnancy and up to their entry into the school system.

Scope

Nacional

Geographical coverage Urbano y rural
Responsible organism

Ministry of Social Development

Coordination and articulation of the Integral Child Protection System is the responsibility of the Ministry of Social Development

Executing organisms Ministerio de Salud
Ministerio de Educación
Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social
Servicio Nacional de la Mujer
Junta Nacional de Jardines Infantiles
Servicio Nacional de la Discapacidad
Normative framework

Ley 20.379/2009 que crea el Sistema Intersectorial de Protección Social e institucionaliza el Subsistema de Protección Integral a la Infancia, Chile Crece Contigo.

Financial sources

Regular State budget