Last updated: 03/11/2021

Basic Information

Geographic area
Institutions and agencies involved
Population group
Children, Women, Mother, Pregnant, Lactating women

Programme Details

Programme objectives

Chile Crece Contigo is the subsystem of comprehensive protection for children whose mission is to accompany, protect and comprehensively support all children and their families, through actions and services of a universal nature, as well as targeting special support to those that present some greater vulnerability: “to each one according to their needs”.

Boys and girls are integrated into the  Chile Crece Contigo system when their mothers carry out the first pregnancy control in the public health system. There begins their personalized accompaniment to the development path that goes until their entry into the school system. Meanwhile, since 2016, the gradual extension of its coverage began to reach the end of the first basic cycle (around 8 or 9 years of age) in 2018. For this, coordination and complementation with programs and strategies implemented by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and / or the National Board of School Aid and Scholarships, among others.

In order for social protection to include girls, boys and their families,  Chile Crece Contigo establishes guarantees of access to technical aids, nurseries, kindergartens, and the Chile Seguridades y Oportunidades subsystem of the Ministry of Social Development for families in situation of greater vulnerability. It also establishes preferential access to the entire network of social services and benefits of the State.

Programme components
i) Education programme; ii) Biopsychosocial Development Support Programme; iii) Newborn support programme; iv) Child mental health support programme v) Home visits by health teams; vi) Comprehensive care for children with delays through interventions to support child development programme; vii) Preferential access for families and children to public and social protection programmes; viii) Free nursery and day care centres; ix) Family allowance; x) Technical aids for children with disabilities; xi) Comprehensive learning support programme.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeted areas

Coverage and other information

Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
At the local level, the coordination and articulation for the effective monitoring of the development trajectory of the boys and girls corresponds to the community network Chile Crece Contigo, made up of different local institutional actors. In addition to this institutional structure, the system has a set of management support tools. Thus, the Registration, Referral and Monitoring System (SRDM) is constituted as an information management tool; the Municipal Strengthening Program as a tool for institutional strengthening, with resource transfer agreements to institutions being its main budget management tool, and the Competitive Initiatives Fund as a tool that facilitates innovation.