The United States Government and UNICEF Costa Rica donated 1,800 kits with learning materials to families belonging to the National Care and Children Development Network (REDCUDI).
The resources will allow children ages 0 through 6 to play and perform activities that support skills improvement in different developmental areas.
The kits were distributed in state-funded childcare facilities that work with migrant families. U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Cynthia Telles said that the United States will continue to support Costa Rica’s efforts to improve migration policies and procedures.
“The United States is working closely with the international community to support countries like Costa Rica that welcome migrants and refugees from this region and even from other parts of the world,” said Ambassador Telles.
The 1,200 kits were for children ages 0 to 4, while 600 of the kits were designed for children up to age 6. Kits for babies and toddlers included hand puppets, crayons, maracas, and plastic tweezers for practicing fine motor skills. Older children received magnets, a magnifying glass, a jump rope, and plastic cups of different sizes.
All packages included children’s story books by Costa Rican authors for parents and children to develop the habit of reading together as a family.