Florida Companies, including Amazing Explorers Academy, make Growth “Watch” List

Entrepreneurial styles, corporate cultures give these second-stage companies competitive advantages   Orlando, Florida (July 19, 2017) - Amazing Explorers Academy®,  is among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. The educational daycare and preschool, focused on STEAM instruction (science, technology engineering, art and math) was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to WatchSM, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. The Amazing Explorers Academy® management team, competitive market position and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for

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GrowFL Announces 2017 Florida Companies to Watch Finalists

Amazing Explorers Academy® Among Second-Stage Businesses Competing to Earn Prestigious Honor   GrowFL Announces 2017 Florida Companies to Watch Finalists: The Amazing Explorers Academy Executive Team. From left Marcello Spinelli, Chief Financial Officer; Marnie Forestieri, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer; Fabrizio Spinelli, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer and Eric Koeser, Chief Operating Officer. Orlando, Florida (June 13, 2017) - Amazing Explorers Academy®,  was among the first round of 2017 Florida Companies to Watch finalists recently announced by GrowFL.  The awards event - now in its seventh year - honors 50 select second-stage companies from throughout the state of Florida for

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Amazing Explorers Academy® Announces Expansion

Media Contact: Katie Dagenais with JoLu Communications, katie@jolucommunications.com 407.803.2499. First Franchise To Open in Lake Nona’s Laureate Park Village Center in 2017 Educational preschool focused on innovative STEAM learning and preparing students for digital future Kids Take Over Ceremonial Groundbreaking with “Move the Dirt” Event Orlando, Florida (December 8, 2016) – Amazing Explorers Academy®, the Central Florida based educational preschool, together with Tavistock Development Co., has announced its first franchise, located in the center of innovation, Lake Nona’s Laureate Park Village Center. Amazing Explorers Academy®, a school focused on inspiring, connecting and engaging the youngest great minds of the 21st century, announced the franchise

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How EB-5 made her dreams, and Amazing Explorers Academy, a reality

In 1990, the United States Congress created the EB-5 program to stimulate the economy through job creation and capital investments by foreign investors. Two years later the Immigrant Investor Program was created that set aside special EB-5 visas for those who invest in specific commercial enterprises. Marnie Forestieri-Gomez and her family were able to benefit from this type of visa. It provided her entrance into the United States and an opportunity to invest in a commercial enterprise within the childcare industry. Seven years later she is now the owner and Chief Learning Officer of Amazing Explorers Academy Oviedo. Amazing Explorers

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Learning by ‘doing’ in STEM Labs - Jackson Academy challenges its students to embrace STEM

YES, IT IS ROCKET SCIENCE!

JACKSON, Mississippi – How does wind work? What does skin do to protect us? What is an “intelligent home”? Students in second through eighth grades at Jackson Academy are not only asking these types of questions, they are answering them in tangible ways through experiences in three STEM labs installed by Pitsco Education last summer. [...]

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STEM: It's Elementary!

STEM: It’s Elementary!

Early STEM education Picture a first-grade classroom, maybe even your own. Kids gather around the sand table, exploring the sand, letting the grains run between their fingers. The teacher passes out some props—marbles, rulers, boxes and cups—and lets students explore freely for a few minutes. The kids excitedly dig in, filling cups with sand and pouring it out, burying marbles, and turning the rulers into shovels and rakes. Then she says: “I have a challenge for you today. How fast can you make the marbles roll?” Kids start rolling marbles across the sand, only to find the marbles quickly get

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Preschoolers make play time scientific in new STEM LAB

Preschoolers make play time scientific in new STEM LAB

The Amazing Explorers Academy in Oviedo cut the ribbon on a brand new STEM LAB built and designed by the Orlando Science Center. Preschoolers make play time scientific in new STEM LAB. Playing in the sandbox doesn’t cut it anymore in preschool. “We’re preparing our students for good careers,” said Marnie Forestieri, Chief Learning Officer at the Amazing Explorers Academy. The ribbon was cut last May at a brand new STEM LAB inside the Amazing Explorers Academy in Oviedo, built by the Orlando Science Center. “These exhibits are giving them hands on training in complex subjects” said Vice President of

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10 Summer Reading Programs for Kids

School is just about out for summer. We know you and your students are ready for the break. However, these long summer breaks can take their toll with students losing skills you worked so hard to teach! We put together this list of free summer reading programs to help keep kids reading and learning all summer long. There is also a free printable list of these programs that you can email to parents or send home in backpacks. Barnes & Noble Imagination Destination Book Adventure – This is a free program offered by Sylvan Learning. Chuck E. Cheese’s – Earn

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Six Characteristics of a Great STEM Lesson

Six Characteristics of a Great STEM Lesson

STEM is more than just a grouping of subject areas. It is a movement to develop the deep mathematical and scientific underpinnings students need to be competitive in the 21st-century workforce. But this movement goes far beyond preparing students for specific jobs. STEM develops a set of thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative, and creative skills that students can use in all areas of their lives. STEM isn’t a standalone class—it’s a way to intentionally incorporate different subjects across an existing curriculum. Here’s a quick rundown of the STEM acronym: Science: The study of the natural world. Technology: One surprise—the STEM definition

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Innovative educators preparing the Next Generation

Innovative educators preparing the Next Generation

For the digital generation, kids who don’t remember life without the internet, answers are immediate, no more than a click away – and a wifi connection. Now, Amazing Explorers Academy Oviedo is taking that one step further, embracing the digital generation and their zest for learning by bringing the answers up close and personal, with an innovative new approach to learning. This initial focus on technology and innovation at Amazing Explorers, which launched in Oviedo in March 2015, was inspired by community relationships. Chief Learning Officer, Marnie Forestieri consulted with Orlando Science Center educators on ideas for a content-rich exhibits

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