The “Galapaguitos” Child Development Center, located inside the Military Savoy of the city of Riobamba, provides services to vulnerable boys and girls from 1 to 3 years of age, guaranteeing their comprehensive learning process, through stimulation early and good nutrition. This is a free service provided by the Chimborazo Provincial Government Board, in agreement with MIES, to families with limited economic resources.
Johana Vargas, educator of the Board of Trustees of the Honorable Provincial Government of Chimborazo, pointed out that due to the health emergency, inter-institutional work is carried out by telework, through videos, with recreational activities through play and art, which are sent daily parents to execute them jointly with their children.
The educators work with playful activities in health and nutrition, protective environments, language, games and artistic activities, through which the integral infantile development of children is guaranteed, stimulating their capacities.
Each infant is a different world and each age represents a different lifestyle, in which the tasks they can perform for fun vary. Without a doubt, the way a child from 1 to 2 years old explores the world is not the same as a child from 2 to 3 years old. For this reason, for each stage, the educators have specific tasks that allow children’s days to be more and more fun, ensuring their physical and cognitive development.
The exercises with which you work are related to recreational activities, putting together puzzles; in health and nutrition, protective environments, what to do if a choking occurs; in language, stories through pictograms and puppets; and in art and play, with painting.
The daily activities are planned, guided, coordinated and executed by Tania Cardozo, Silvia Lema, Mariana Zúñiga, María Pingos, Inés Lema and Johana Vargas, educators from the Board of Trustees of the Chimborazo Provincial Government, under the guidance and supervision of Gloria Mancero, MIES coordinator.