A Closer Look at the Founder
Dominique Louis is the Founder and Director. Dominique has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Management from Florida International University in Miami. Dominique studied occupational therapy and human and child development in college and has been able to apply this knowledge in the early education field. Dominique also maintains extensive consulting experience to fortune 100 clients and his expertise is leveraged by the Department of Homeland Security, and complex software development ventures. He is a professional speaker and has represented IBM around the world. He has been an integral part of the education strategy planning for stabilization and formation of schools in Haiti. One day, Dominique hopes to create Green Children’s House schools in Haiti to be modeled after GCH Pompano Beach. Mr. Dominique has completed 10 marathons, 8 half-marathons and 4 triathlons; you can say he enjoys running. Dominique has an Advance Director’s credential from the Florida Department of Education, with eight years’ experience of operating Green Children’s House program and is also certified in first aid and CPR. Dominique has completed all requirements for Early Childhood education
How Green Children’s House Was Started
After a stay in daycare left their son hospitalized, Dominique Louis and his wife, Danyiel, began searching for safer preschool options.
When the couple’s oldest son was 15 months old, he spent more than 3 weeks in the ICU after developing an empyema. After the child’s hospital stay, his enrollment in several preschool facilities over the years and the birth of their second son, founders Danyiel & Dominique decided to look into starting their own Eco-friendly Montessori School. “There are at least five preschool’s within a two-mile radius of us, but we set ourselves apart because we are the only recognized green preschool,” – Danyiel.
Married ten years, these high-tech entrepreneurs have taken concern for their children, and turned it into a reality, Green Children’s House Montessori School in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Only organic and natural foods and snacks are served to students. “Organic food was important to us because of the increasing amount of overweight and sick children that are in this country, and we want to be sure that we are giving our students the best options available,” Dominique says. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, overweight children have a 70% chance of becoming overweight or obese adults.
The Green Children’s House Montessori preschool currently serves students from three months to six years of age and are in the planning phase of a state-of-the-art facility that will be the first Green Montessori elementary school in Broward County.
Danyiel & Dominique resigned from their positions as software engineers with IBM to oversee the growth of the school. For Danyiel, there is a dire need for quality education. “Florida schools are ranked among the lowest in the country in science, technology, engineering, and math” she says. “I want be sure my children are given the best shot at being healthy, successful individuals.”