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In Argentina, 60% of children under 5 years of age live in vulnerable situations and do not have the assistance and care necessary to achieve their development. The situation is even more critical when they are institutionalized and waiting to be reunited with their family or waiting for the adoption process to begin and to be part of a new home. Both processes may take a long time and, if not handled accordingly, the physical, emotional and cognitive development of each of these children can be affected, as well as their future development in the different stages of their grown-up life.

In response to this issue, Amaranta Civil Association in Argentina has developed a plan for child humanized care based on the Pickler psycho-pedagogy approach, which was implemented in an Institute located in the city of Budapest, Hungary, and recognized by the WHO as a Home with and index of 0% hospitalization and by UNESCO for having 0% delinquency for those who have been in the Institute.

This model focuses on the personalized care in early childhood and in the integral development of kids through free play, exploring and movement, which enables the development of their autonomy and self-esteem. 

Given the potential of said approach, which improves the assistance and care of young children living in foster homes, since the year 2022 Alimentaris has collaborated with the Amaranta team in the digitalization and systematization of their working methodology. The aim is to create an impact assessment that, if successful, will enable the development of models for public investment in this topic with a comprehensive, caring and efficient approach.