SEMILLITAS

is a center dedicated to meeting the needs of young families in extreme poverty by providing an early childhood stimulation daycare center. This center was opened because too many toddlers are locked in their homes while their parents go to work; too many babies are never given the opportunity to crawl or explore because of dirt floors and the unsanitary conditions in which they live. At an early age they become “locked” into the poverty cycle. Nutritional meals for the children and training for the parents are provided. Emphasis is placed on God’s redeeming grace.

Specialists are invited to the Center to train, inspire and model for the teachers and children how to create a positive nurturing environment for the helpless little ones.

Early Childhood Stimulation and Childbirth Classes

A center dedicated to meeting the needs of young families in extreme poverty by providing an early childhood stimulation centers for children between 1-5 yrs. Nutritional meals for the children and training for the parents are provided; emphasis is placed on the unconditional love of God. In the homes, most floors are dirt, so the center provides a safe clean place where children can explore and grow.

Also, a room at the medical post will be dedicated to Early Childhood Stimulation because mothers carry their babies on their backs, never allowing them to crawl or explore. Most floors are dirt, so they fear disease. So, moms and babies will have a place to “play” together, including reading Bible stories. Our RN will teach the classes.

The poor receive no pain medication in childbirth because of increased cost of delivery. Therefore the childbirth classes will help women manage that pain more adequately. Our midwife will give the classes.

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“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”            Matthew 19:14

Experiences in early childhood truly shape a person’s future. The first weeks, months and years are the times when every human being’s cognitive, emotional and social foundations are formed. A baby who is hugged, comforted and stimulated has an essential advantage over those who are not. Children who are nurtured and well cared for are more likely to fully develop their learning and language, as well as emotional and social skills.

In our desire to “break the cycle of poverty” and honor Jesus’ commandment “to let the little children come to Him”, we are excited to communicate that our new Early Childhood Stimulation program is up and running!

Thank you to all of those who donated for the furniture, toys and supplies! Thank you to those who donate monthly for scholarships so the neediest of children can attend! They are blossoming before our eyes! If you would like to participate in providing a $50/mo scholarship for a little one who could not attend without help, please send us an email!

It is not only a homerun for the child, but the young moms learn how to become a more attentive, skillful and loving Mom also! AND…Just recently a new Bible study was started with some of these moms! PRAISE!

Peruvian Partners