IMSS Nursery, a supportive space for working parents

Before October 2019, nurseries offered by the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) were a benefit to which only women had access; Today, about 50,288 minors who attend these facilities (about 27.8% of the total) come from working parents involved in IMSS.

This comes after the National Council to Prevent Discrimination (CONAPRED) pushed for changes in the law to include men as well.

These nurseries represent not only care and safety, but also a place of education with a quality program, balanced diet with age-appropriate exercises for girls and boys, therapeutic support and health promotion as well as interaction with others. Moreover, for mothers and fathers, they mean support that allows them to work and pay for the maintenance of their children.

From October 2019 to July 2022, the states that have registered the most fathers with children in daycare centers are Guanajuato, Chihuahua, Jalisco, Sonora and Tamaulipas, and those that have not yet done so can do so here. via this link. All girls and boys aged 43 days to four years with mothers and fathers insured by IMSS in the mandatory regime have the right to attend any of these care units, which are also expanding to provide more people with this service.

Victor Solis has worked in the federal government for 14 years and has long tried to provide child care services. “Traditionally it was always for mothers. I found out about it through other parents, through the spread of news and internet pages, I looked for information about it and a nursery near my workplace, I saw good comments from parents on social networks and I Decided to enroll son.” , said.

Similarly, he stated that his schedule starts at 9:00 a.m. and sometimes ends between 7:00 or 9:00 p.m., so he uses his lunch break to pick up his son, drive him home, and then return. takes advantage. to work

“It is important for me to be close to my workplace, in any emergency or emergency I can go to my son and know that he is fine, be attentive and close to him and obviously that trained people, with experience in the field, take care .care of minors, and they also teach them to be more independent and the subject of sphincter control, which is a very difficult process for children”, she emphasized.

If married, only one of the parents can get this benefit; So the relevance is that this investment is for both men and women. As there are single mothers, there are also single fathers. Currently, the country wants equity, and that also means that men are involved in the education and upbringing of children, their participation in their daily lives becomes natural.

Organizations and experts emphasize the importance of these nurseries for both girls and boys as well as mothers and fathers and consequently for a better society.

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