About BES(t) 4 kids

In 2022 BES(t) 4 kids wants to offer good-quality, safe and accessible childcare and out-of-school care to all children in the Caribbean Netherlands.

BES(t) 4 kids is a partnership between the public entities of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba and the ministries of SZW, OCW, VWS and BZK. The purpose is to strengthen the childcare and out-of-school care in the Caribbean Netherlands. The program focuses on the creation of a safe and caring environment for children, which is accessible to all parents. So that every child has the chance to fully develop.

The BES(t) 4 kids partners opt for cooperation and a joint approach. The public entities develop their plans in consultation with local stakeholders. The central government supports the islands in the elaboration of the plans with financial resources and expertise.