Elementary Education

Centro Educativo Project Esperanza

Padre Granero & Muñoz

We run two pre-school/elementary schools specifically designed for Haitian immigrant children living in the Dominican Republic. Teaching is done bilingually in Spanish and Haitian Creole. Teachers are college graduates, or nearing the end of their degree program, as required by the Dominican Ministry of Education. Our teachers represent a range culturally and linguistically from Dominicans who speak no Creole to Dominicans of Haitian decent who were born in the Dominican Republic, to Haitians who migrated to the Dominican Republic during their youth, to Haitians who have recently immigrated in adulthood, having completed all of their schooling.

The school day runs from 8am to 1pm. Lunch is provided. Student ages range from 3-18 years old, as many students have not had the opportunity to attend school regularly throughout their childhood and therefore are behind the normal age for their grade level. A special program is available from 2pm to 5:30pm for students who are several years above the normal age for their grade level.

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