Promoter: Baia Mare municipality, Maramures county
The day-care center hosts 40 children, out of which 10 of roma ethnicity, with a grant value of 358.750 euro.
A new, modern centre – the RAINBOW Early Education Centre opened inBaia Mare fulfils the needs of the community through education services to children between the ages of 0-3 years, but also through psycho-social assistance for the parents of these children. The approach is family-centered, integrated, innovative, the ultimate goal being to improve the quality of life of children and their parents.
The center offers quality, affordable services of early education. Here, 40 children between the ages of 0-3 years are included in an educational program specifically centred on their physical, cognitive, emotional and social development, to remedy any early difficulties/deficiencies. Children benefit from care and protection, food services adapted to their age and needs, and careful monitoring of health status.
The center also offers information and counselling services for parents. Thus, at least 40 adults (parents/guardians or children representatives) benefit from assistance and social services:
- information, psychological and social counselling, parental education in order to improve their competences of childcare
- information and advice for integration on the labour market (information on job opportunities, active methods/techniques of searching for a job, concrete ways to increase their chances of access to the labour market; counselling regarding awareness of one’s own potential, from a professional point of view and in order to increase self esteem). Of particular importance will be given to supporting women in order to access a job.
The promoter held 2 training sessions for parents of children enrolled at the centre. Actions of awareness on Roma issues and gender equality in the centre and the community have also been held, respectively 2 meetings with community representatives (Craica group of initiative and community members) and one meeting with representatives of local institutions (public institutions, non-governmental organizations)
The promoter had difficulties in contracting the building company, as they had to hold the public procurement procedure for four times. Also, they had minor delays in the refurbishing, due to the weather conditions.