After the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, it was very important to create a working people in which each citizen would give their best to create a new society. For this reason, in order to incorporate women on the different work fronts, the new government began to build kindergarten so that these mothers could join the people’s effort and create a new system based on workers. This is one of the most important achievements of the Revolution that has lasted over time and that today are an essential part of the education of infants.
Today, national day care centers in Cuba provide free care to boys and girls from 12-14 months onwards, thus giving shelter to working mothers. It is considered even the strongest factor in Cuban education because it is where the child acquires the first habits of social life, learns how to interact, collaborate and respect others.
Kindergartens not only have the function of protecting and caring for children, it also provides artistic knowledge, knowledge of life and culture. Within the learning program, plastic education, music education, physical education, and elementary notions of mathematics are focused. And playing games has a high priority due to the great value that activity has in the development of the child. The Cuban government allocates large sums of money for learning materials and food for this level of education.
Definitely, Cuba has developed a whole strategy since the beginning of the Revolution to ensure that kindergarten can not only help working mothers but also help infants in their first years of life.