Location: DREAM Abreu Montessori Classroom, Abreu, Dominican Republic
Number of Children participating: 32 students aged 3-4 years old
DREAM Staff: 3 Montessori teachers
Important Donors: The Playa Grande Foundation
The Playa Grande Foundation (PGF) first contacted DREAM in 2007 to study the needs of the Abreu community and diagnose the most effective way to improve their education system. After carefully examining the needs assessment with local community leaders, the PGF collaborated with DREAM and the local community to establish a Montessori kindergarten program. Our preschool classroom readies 3-4 year olds for their kindergarten program, while our teachers are currently enrolled in a Montessori training course, which they attend on Saturdays in Puerto Plata. This model classroom compliments the hardworking community and prepares them for continued development in the region.