Liberty Children’s Home is a purpose-built home to house and care for orphaned, abused and neglected children in Ladyville, Belize and opened in July 2005. The home has a child-centered approach influenced by the Pikler method of childcare, a well researched approach developed to prevent the damaging effects of institutionalization on children and the Montessori philosophy of education, a method of teaching that aims for the fullest possible development of the whole child.
Liberty Community School
In October 2006 Liberty’s newly built school and learning centre opened its doors to the eagerly awaiting children of both Liberty Children’s Home and the wider community of Ladyville. Teachers, caregivers and parents have all been working together towards a common goal of providing the children with an environment where each child can develop to his/her potential.
Every parent who has a child attending the school automatically becomes part of the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program – an outreach program providing guidance and support to families with young children. The first parent meeting was held on October 26th and almost every parent attended. This high level of interaction and co-operation between Liberty staff and parents is just what is needed to ensure the success of Liberty’s Learning Program which aims to not only provide a quality early education experience to children but to support their families with the individual challenges they face.
Population:Abused, orphaned, neglected and abandoned children and children living with HIV (birth- 8yrs.)