Early childhood is a definitive stage in human being’s development and the care and attention that a child gets during this stage conditions his or her opportunities for the future. In recognition of this particular quality, the international community and national legislation have recognized the need for special protection to ensure the effective enjoyment of children rights. These universal, interdependent and prevalent rights, may be threatened by the child environment. Therefore, it is imperative that through the join responsibility of the family, society and state, this environment ensures the full protection and harmonious and integral development of the child.

The concept of comprehensive protection develops the principle of interest over children through: ¨ the recognition as subjects of rights, the guaranty of and compliance with those rights, the prevention of their threat or violation and the assurance of their immediate restoration ¨ (Art. 7, Law 1098 of 2006. Code of childhood and adolescence). Similarly, all rights must be guaranteed simultaneously.
Accordingly, and in keeping with its mission, CRAN contributes to the early childhood comprehensive protection with the following premises:

  • The family is the ideal context for the early childhood development
    • The rights restoration is exercised through the skilled care of children and adolescents
    • Prevention is the adult responsibility