Early Education Opportunities Lacking in Rio’s Favelas

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, July 3rd, when a new public creche (nursery), originally promised in 2010, opened in the Rocinha favela community, Jornal do Brasil reported some 200,000 families applied for the nursery's mere 150 available spots, revealing a need for more daycares and preschools in Latin America's largest favela.

The new Rocinha daycare is part of the growth acceleration program . . .

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