Webinar Series on Early Childhood Development: Chile Grows with You


The implementation of public policies to promote child development from early childhood is based on a solid body of evidence from various disciplines such as neuroscience, developmental psychology, economics and behavioural sciences. There is a consensus that this type of policy constitutes a highly cost-effective investment for countries in multiple areas and that it allows them to equalize development opportunities and thereby overcome the inequities associated with social determinants. 

That is why, since 2007, Chile has been implementing the "Comprehensive Child Protection System, Chile Grows with You", a pioneering policy in the implementation of the intersectoral approach as a key mechanism to ensure maximum deployment of capacities through adequate accompaniment of children's developmental trajectories.

At the general level, positive results have been observed from the implementation of the strategy on the child development. For example, the "delay" in the functional development of children in the age range of 3 years and 3 years 11 months decreased from 25.1 per cent in 2006 to 11.4 per cent in 2017, as shown in the National Health Survey 2016-2017.

This webinar presented the foundations on which Chile Grows with you is built, its design and management model, the main characteristics of its implementation, the results of implementation at the national level and current challenges of this public policy.


Jeanet Leguas Vásquez, National Head of the Subsystem Chile Grows With You at the Ministry for Social Development and Family, Chile


Patricia Nuñez, Early Childhood Development Officer, UNICEF Chile


Cecilia Chavez, German Development Cooperation / GIZ


This webinar was the fourth of the Webinar Series on Early Childhood Development, which was organised by GIZ and the Ministry of Social Development and Family of Chile