The construction of the kindergarten began in 2011 and was completed in the course of the year. In its first year of operation, the kindergarten consisted of three classrooms.
On November 12, 2012, the kindergarten was officially recognized by the Peruvian Ministry of Education as an educational institution Institución Educativa Inicial (I.E.I.) through the Resolución Directoral Regional no. 05488-2012- DRELM. In the same year, we opened a fourth classroom.
Gradually, the Ministry of Education began to pay first three, and then four kindergarten teachers and two assistants.
By 2017, our kindergarten had seven classrooms and attended daily a total of 180 children aged three, four and five. The seven kindergarten teachers are paid by the Peruvian Ministry of Education.
Since 2018, we attend more than 200 kindergarten kids from Monday to Friday.
Since Gotas de agua has been working in Raucana, there has been a desire for early childhood care and education.
It is proven that the first years of life are crucial for the future development of a child. Therefore, the project covers the age of one to six years. Built and completed in 2017, the nursery consists of three rooms as well as a sleeping area, a room for nursing mothers and a play room / psychomotricity room.
Throughout the school year, 45 children aged two to three were cared for daily by three trained carers and six assistants. The wages of the staff had to be paid in 2017 by Gotas de agua. The funding of the carers’ salaries was promised to us by the Peruvian Ministry of Education for the school year 2018, however ultimately without results. The good news arrived on May 30th 2019, when the recognition of our kindergarten (that we obtained in 2012) was extended to include the nursery (Resolución Directoral N°05997-2019). The Peruvian government concluded that our nursery over-fulfilled all the conditions and has started to pay one caretaker during the second semester 2019. This number shall be increased over the next few years.
The construction of the kindergarten began in late 2010 and was completed in the course of 2011. In the first year, the kindergarten consisted of three classrooms.
In the 2017 school year, seven classes were supervised daily with a total of 180 children aged three, four and five. The seven kindergarten teachers are paid by the Peruvian Ministry of Education.