Kristen Marrisett, head of school at Wake Forest Montessori and Larrin Devereaux Marrisett will lead a goodwill trip to 3 Mariposas Montessori School in Cabarete, Dominican Republic in October. With generous donations from Wake Forest Montessori, Follow the Child Montessori and Montessori Children’s House of Wake Forest, 3 Mariposas is set to receive Montessori materials, childrens clothing, school supplies and vitamins. During the trip founder and head of school, Sarah Ross will invite Kristen to lead a teaching exchange in which teachers share teaching strategies, successes and challenges. Donated materials will be given to the school in an effort to continue with their mission in providing low cost to free pre Kindergarten education to one of the Dominican Republic’s most academically disadvantaged areas.
About 3 Mariposas
Located in one of Cabarete, Dominican Republic’s poorest communities, 3MM makes early childhood education accessible to families who are ready for change. 7 out of 10 students live in poverty and attend 3MM on full scholarship; however, the entire student population is composed of children from various cultures, nationalities and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are proud of our diversity, which reflects the community in which we live!
By using the Montessori method, supporting and collaborating with parents and training local teachers, 3MM has created a model for early childhood education that makes a difference.