Guatemala City, by Yuliza Muñoz -AGN- Comprehensive Child Development Community Centers -Cecodiis- are spaces that provide comprehensive care to 46,514 children in different regions. The Ministry of Education manages these centers, part of the Food Security and Nutrition Strategy and the “Help Me Grow” Program.
The Ministry of Education has seen an increase in the number of children served compared to the 18,740 who received care in 2019.
Recently, Mineduc announced the opening of 14 Cecodiis in the municipality of Panzós, in the department of Alta Verapaz. These centers will benefit 1,335 children between 0 and 4 years old, 137 pregnant women, and 575 breastfeeding mothers.
These spaces, under the supervision of Mineduc, aim to foster early-age learning. In Cecodiis, children aged 0 to 4 receive early stimulation, and they provide families with guidance to ensure the proper development of young children.
Additionally, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers receive attention. The centers promote activities related to early learning, health and hygiene, nutrition, food security, protection and safety, understanding, and commitment.
The Secretariat of Food Security and Nutrition provides support for quality nutritional care. This institution encourages community participation in matters of good nutrition to eradicate acute malnutrition cases identified in various areas.