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Networking is a strategy to address the complexity in early childhood

Published by Fundação FEAC in 13/07/2021

A child is what he eats, the care he receives, the places where he walks, the stimuli he has. A child is each of these things and all of them – and many more – at the same time. No wonder, networking is so important to approach early childhood, as it is a strategy capable of dealing with the multiplicity of topics that this age group requires attending to.

The broad mobilization around the theme is fundamental in a scenario in which children are still very much affected by poverty. Based on PNAD Continuous 2012 to 2019 data, the Institute for Mobility and Social Development (IMDS) has just launched a dashboard with an alarming portrait of early childhood in Brazil. According to the data, 42.7% of children between 0 and 5 years of age lived, in 2019, in households with an income below the poverty line. This is the age group with the highest proportion of individuals in such circumstances.

“This can create complications for the accumulation of human capital necessary for these children to be able to develop in the future. Living in poverty greatly affects the possibilities of changing your life,” points out Giovanna Ribeiro, project coordinator at IMDS.

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