Placement Location Information
Villa Ticca is a childcare center situated in the South of Quito, among the poorer neighborhoods of Quito. This neighborhood has a lot of families who are struggling to feed their families.
Adults who have small children therefore have no other choice but to work. In a neighborhood desperate for childcare options, Villa Ticca provides a safe and necessary alternative. This center provides free and subsidized childcare for more than 80 children. The center is crowded, but the atmosphere is nurturing, and provides parents with supervised care for their children.
No one could get lost when trying to find the Villa Ticca Day Care center. It is the only white house in the area that has cow designs painted on the outside walls. Upon entering the center you will find a small yard where the little kids have their recreational activities, as well as different classrooms for the kids 2-3 years old and 3-4 years old. We also have the common kitchen and dining room, since the little kids eat there at noon. On the first floor the restrooms are located as well, and they are specifically designed in size for the little kids. Entrance to the second floor is up some snail shaped steps. Here the Principal's Office is located, a restroom for the grown ups, another big classroom where the kids do their painting jobs and on the side they have small mattresses that are used by the youngest kids to take their naps. Additionally there is a third floor, with a different set-up from the others, where a classroom for kids, 4-5 years old, is located.
Even though the neighborhood where Villa Ticca is located is still part of the city, it is similar to a rural zone, where there are a few groceries shops, fruit places, shoe places among others. At the principal avenue it is possible to take different buses that continually go to the north or south of the city.
Though Quito is old and historic, the public transportation is fairly efficient and the city is served by a network of buses that travel throughout most of the areas and it is a cheap way of getting around. Since the city is very long and narrow, it is divided into three zones and many buses run in each zone of the city.
On the corner of La Rabida y La Colón take the Colon-Camal bus going south. Get off at Pedro Cepero and Francisco Cobo Street or you can tell the bus driver you want to get off at Barrio Las Cinco Esquinas. From the Cinco Esquinas (five corners) area walk about three blocks south and you will find Francisco Cobo Street, on your left. Walk along this street until you intersect with the Calle Gabriel de la Huerta, and take a right. About one block down, on your right hand side, you will see a building painted like a cow.
Distance from BaseCamp: 30km
Travel Time from BaseCamp: 0:50
Because Ecuador is located on the Equator line, Quito's weather is very unique. Due to the Equator, Ecuador has no seasons; there is summer and winter. The year has six months winter and six months summer but the number of months for each changes from time to time.
Because Quito is so high up in the mountains, the sun is very strong and the wind blows really hard; it can get pretty cold at night. Quito always has a temperate climate with temperatures ranging from 10 to 27 ° C.
Quito or also called "Luz de America", is the capital of Ecuador; a country located in South America, on the Equator line. Quito is considered one of the most beautiful cities in South America because of its amazing colonial architecture, historical sites, fantastic landscapes and panoramic views all surrounded by incredible mountains, rivers, parks and volcanoes.
Quito was founded in the 16th century by the Incas Tribe and is located at an altitude of 2,850 meters above sea level.
Centro de Quito, (colonial city) is the largest and best conserved colonial city in South America; this is why the UNESCO named it a "World Cultural Heritage Site" in 1978. The city's structure on the 320 hectare compound is an outstanding example of superb architecture from the sixteenth to the twentieth century; surrounded by volcanic stone with very narrow streets within, (built stone by stone), there is much to see.
The historic centre of Quito has ancient colonial homes, priceless churches, chapels, monasteries, convents, as well as plazas, museums and republican buildings with interesting architecture.
Once outside of the historical centre of the city, Quito takes on a completely different personality in the “new town” where many high rise and government buildings are found.
Though Quito is old and historic, the public transportation is fairly efficient and the city is served by a network of buses that travel throughout most of the areas; it is a cheap way of getting around. Since the city is very long and narrow, it is divided into three zones and many buses run in each zone of the city.
Currently, the heart of the capital is full of vigour and culture, such as "Heritage Nights" where citizens and visitors can enjoy the unique attractions in the, "jewel in the crown of Ecuador", through images and videos.
Centro de Salud No. 4
Hernán Murillo y Martín de la Calle
TEL 1: 593 2 658 068
Foundation Ninos de Villa Ticca
Francisco Cobo S8202 Y Gabrield De La Huerta