DREAM Libertad Montessori Early Childhood Education

Location: La Libertad School, Sabaneta de Yasica, Dominican Republic
Number of Children Participating: 110 students ages 3-6 years old
Staff: 3 Montessori Teachers and 1 doorman
Important Donors: Currently no donors

The community of Villa Progreso has seen significant growth in the last seven years, and its demand for quality education is stronger than ever. After an organized petition by the community and the continued collaboration of the property’s owner, DREAM reopened this program in 2009. Currently there are three teachers and 90 3-6 year-olds divided into morning and afternoon sessions. This project is a perfect example of what can happen when a community takes control of its own destiny and demands quality education for its children. These young certified teachers are members of the community and are receiving formal training in Montessori methodology and techniques with the support of The DREAM Project. This free facility offers the children of Villa Progreso the absolute highest quality of education available, and prepares them for a successful academic future.

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