Amazing Explorers Academy® Named to List of 10 Fast Growing Latino Companies in Central Florida

Preparations underway to open 1st franchise Orlando, Florida (August 31, 2017) - Amazing Explorers Academy®, the Central Florida based educational preschool, has been recognized by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) as one of the 10 Fast Growing Latino Companies in Central Florida. The list of the 10 companies was released this week at the HCCMO event annual Hispanic Business Conference at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Amazing Explorers Academy will open its first franchise in Lake Nona’s Laureate Park Village Center this fall. The educational preschool, based in Oviedo, prides itself on its engagement with children and their families to prepare them

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Learn about Florida Entrepreneur Marnie Forestieri

Marnie Forestieri, co-founder of Amazing Explorers Academy, which was named a GrowFL Company To Watch for 2017, illustrates the courage needed to successfully launch an innovative startup. “I came to this country as an EB-5 immigrant investor,” she said. “My first project was a preschool franchise where I learned the weaknesses of competitors and opportunities to develop a program focused on the needs of 21st century learners. One opportunity was to serve as a bridge between educators and the business community to bring a solution to the challenges facing our industry. Even though I had the most successful franchise unit

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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® Continues Expansion

Next Franchise Location Announced in Winter Park, Florida
 Orlando, Florida (May 18, 2017) - Amazing Explorers Academy®,  the Central Florida based educational preschool, will continue to expand its STEM based curriculum program, with the opening of a franchise in Winter Park, Florida. The school, which will mark the second franchise announcement for the company, will be located in the newly renovated The Grove at Winter Park shopping center at the corner of Aloma Avenue and Howell Branch Road at the border of the Winter Park and Oviedo communities. Amazing Explorers Academy Winter Park® prides itself on its engagement with children

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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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