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Montevideo Resound Project: Establishing the City’s First-Ever Early Childhood Care Center for Migrant and Displaced Families

The City of Montevideo commits to create its first ever early childhood care center for migrant and displaced families in recognition of the importance of prioritizing children’s needs and how their wellbeing is linked with that of their caregivers.

Taking a two-generational approach, the center focuses on providing female caregivers with legal and employment support while offering their young children access to food, a safe space to play and learn, and schooling. The center gives mothers and children greater access to their rights while also supporting children’s development and families’ overall wellbeing. The city expects to help over forty migrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking women find stable employment in the project’s first year. The center’s care team will also work with caregivers to enroll their children into Montevideo’s public school system, ensuring children’s education continues once they age out of daycare. This project is supported by the Global Cities Fund for Migrants and Refugees.

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