Primero Lo Primero


In December 2011, the Primero Lo Primero alliance (PLP) was established to enhance early childhood development programs and infrastructure in Colombia, replicating the model across other regions in Latin America. The objective of Primero Lo Primero is to combine technical, administrative and financial efforts to develop early childhood programs, and stregthen the quality of care given to children 0 to 5 years of age living in vulnerable conditions. The Foundations that founded the alliance were: Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, Fundación Carulla-aeioTU, Pies Descalzos, Fundación ALAS, and Fundación Bancolombia. 

PLP has evolved into the strongest public-private collective impact vehicle for early childhood development in Latin America. Together we are directly impacting the development of 34,103 children in Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina, indirectly impacting 193,681 caretakers, within 60 comprehensive early childhood centers. The alliance has been able to leverage resources from both the public sector, and national Ministries of Education in each region.

The founding organizations provide resources, and continue creating alliances to further evolve the PLP collective impact vehicle, now with over 60 national and international partners. Join the early childhood revolution to give every child across Latin American and equal start in life!