Chile Crece Contigo, ChCC (Chile Grows with you)
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.