Constructing a better future for the children of Quintana Roo
CIPI’s: A benefit for Quintana Roo Children
Research shows that childhood is the stage of life where humans are able to learn and develop skills, in an easier and better way than any other time… The first years of a child’s life is crucial for their adequate development; experiences gained during the first 7 years of their lives, determine and accompany the person through their entire life!
For an adequate stimulation, the child needs to absorb positive behaviors and teachings that encourage learning skills to assist their development during school years and in the future, toward their professional life. Organizations as UNICEF have emphasized the importance of exposing children to such environments.
Integrated Early Childhood Centers (CIPI) consist of daycare centers that have been introduced by the state of Quintana Roo, in order to give children the opportunity to get in an appropriate environment for their stimulation.
Following the methodology developed by the Italian community of Reggio Emilia, the CIPI’s are designed to give children a high quality educational experience. Currently the state has two comprehensive centers operating in Chetumal and Cancun.
As part of the commitments made for the Governor Roberto Borge Angulo, this year will be open three CIPI’s more: one in Playa del Carmen, another in Bacalar and one more in Cancun.
The private sector has not been left out of this work. Mrs. Dolores Lopez Lira and Mr. Jose Luis Martinez Alday, owners and founding presidents of Lomas Travel Group, a leading company in the tourism industry in Cancun and Riviera Maya, invested in Playa del Carmen, for the entire construction of a CIPI, which will soon inaugurate its premises. This CIPI will have the capacity of serving for 436 children.
Mr. Jose Luis Martinez, President of Lomas Travel Group, emphasized that the corporation feels very proud to contribute toward the development of Playa del Carmen’s society, since the construction of this CIPI will benefit working mothers, who will now have a reliable center where their children can grow up in.
He added that it is part of Lomas Travel Group’s social philosophy and responsibility, to promote and bet for the development of the state overall.
“The goal is to help everyone, because if we help one person at the end we are helping everyone. Playa del Carmen is growing up very fast and spaces like this are needed. People have to work and if we want more crime we have to make healthy children and future citizens of the future, because I think this is part of what we do.”
Roberto Borge Angulo, governor of the state of Quintana Roo, stated that before the year ends, the state of Quintana Roo will have five CIPI’s, half of the centers that his administration promised to build. The most important thing is that 1,800 children will receive an adequate simulation required for every infant’s cognitive development.
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