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Childcare volunteer in Costa Rica

Volunteer with children and make a positive impact on the future of our world by dedicating your time and energy to kids who are in need of care and guidance.

In Costa Rica, childcare centers are commonly referred to as “guarderías” or “centros infantiles”. These centers are regulated and supervised by the Ministry of Public Education, ensuring that they meet certain standards of safety, hygiene, and educational quality. Parents can have peace of mind knowing that their children are in good hands when they enroll them in these centers.

Childcare centers in Costa Rica cater to children from infancy to preschool age. They offer a range of services, including full-day care, half-day care, and after-school care. The centers provide a structured daily routine that includes playtime, naptime, meals, and age-appropriate educational activities.

The childcare programs works in neighborhoods where resources are scarce and relies on the invaluable contributions of volunteers. Due to limited staffing and funding, these projects greatly benefit from the selfless efforts of individuals like yourself.

The childcare program in Costa Rica operates within a framework established by the Costa Rican government, aiming to provide support to low-income families and single parents, ensuring that children have access to a safe and enriching environment. INLEX actively supports day cares through volunteers ,these daycares receive partial funding from the government, and volunteers play a crucial role in assisting with the day-to-day operations of these facilities.

As a volunteer  you can expect to spend your days engaging in various activities with the children, such as playing games, creating educational materials, and teaching fundamental concepts like numbers, colors, and shapes. Additionally, you will provide much-needed assistance to the daycare staff by helping with basic cleaning tasks, meal preparation, planning activities, and maintaining the overall cleanliness and functionality of the facilities.

By joining the volunteer program you will not only have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of these children but also contribute to the overall development and well-being of the community. Your dedication and commitment will play a vital role in shaping a brighter future for these young individuals and the world they inhabit.

This program is ideal for individuals with exceptional levels of patience, have a strong connection with their inner child, and possess a natural inclination towards creativity.

Possible tasks:

-Playing with the kids;
-Helping staff with day to day chores;
-Helping prepare meals for the kids;
-Teaching the kids basic skills;
-Reading and storytelling.
-Helping to develop educational material.

Keys aspects

  • Availability: Year-long.
  • Program Duration:2-24 weeks.
    Location: San Ramon de Alajuela and surrounding towns.
  • Schedule:8 am -12pm, or 2pm-6pm. Monday to Friday.
childcare volunteer in Costa Rica

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