Intendencia de Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo Resound Project: Establishing the City’s First-Ever Early Childhood Care Center for Migrant and Displaced Families


The City of Montevideo commits to create its first ever early childhood care center for migrant and displaced families in recognition of the importance of prioritizing children’s needs and how their wellbeing is linked with that of their caregivers. 

Taking a two-generational approach, the center focuses on providing female caregivers with legal and employment support while offering their young children access to food, a safe space to play and learn, and schooling. The center gives mothers and children greater access to their rights while also supporting children’s development and families’ overall wellbeing. The city expects to help over forty migrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking women find stable employment in the project’s first year. The center’s care team will also work with caregivers to enroll their children into Montevideo’s public school system, ensuring children’s education continues once they age out of daycare.  This project is supported by the Global Cities Fund for Migrants and Refugees.


  • 80 migrant caregivers receive legal, medical, and employment support.   
  • 40 migrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking women find employment within the project’s first year.  
  • The Center provides 30 boys and girls between 0-4 years of age free meals and recreational and learning activities while their caregivers access support services. 
  • Children who come of age enroll in public and private schools, ensuring educational continuity and healthy development.  
Priority Objectives
Protecting those most vulnerable
Providing access to urban infrastructure, social services, and education regardless of status
Realising socio-economic inclusion
Realising socio-economic inclusion
Local or regional government
Intendencia de Montevideo
Carolina Cosse
Start of Project