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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Fall Enrollment Is Right Around the Corner

Now that summer is more than halfway over, it’s time for parents to start thinking about their children’s plans for the fall. Soon the summer heat will make way for the cooler, less humid weather conditions of fall. Fall enrollment for Amazing Explorers is starting soon. So if you want to sign up for the fall program, now is the time to do it. LAKE NONA Pre-School — The Amazing Explorers Difference Parents today have a lot of options when it comes to their children’s early education. But there is only one program that is specifically designed to give your child

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Florida’s Free VPK Program Available at Amazing Explorers

Florida’s free Voluntary Prekindergarten program — also known as VPK — offers 4- and 5-year-olds living in Florida the opportunity to get a leg up on learning. Amazing Explorers, the STEAM-based learning center that uses an innovative approach to early childhood education, participates in the VPK program, providing young students with the opportunity of a lifetime for free! LAKE NONA Private School — What Parents Need to Know about VPK at Amazing Explorers Numerous academic studies have shown that VPK offers children the opportunity to perform better in school throughout their educational careers and into their professional careers. VPK includes quality

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Florida’s Free Voluntary Prekindergarten a Benefit for All

If somebody were to walk up and hand you a stack full of money, would you turn them down? If you won a brand new car on a game show, would you politely decline? If were to win free groceries for a year in a supermarket sweepstakes, would you decline? Probably not. Yet each year thousands of parents do essentially the same thing when they fail to take advantage of Florida’s free, innovative prekindergarten program. It’s a benefit that is available free of charge for every child in the state aged four to five years old and it can be

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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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What Every Parent Should Know about Florida’s VPK Program

The state of Florida is making a huge investment in its future and your children are the prime beneficiaries. The state’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program pays the tuition for every 4-year-old participating in a qualified pre-kindergarten school. VPK provides children a top-quality early learning experience at participating private and faith-based child care centers, many public schools, and Head Start sites, as well as licensed family child care homes. LAKE NONA Private School — Give Your Children the Best Florida’s VPK program is completely free to all of the state’s residents, regardless of their income level. Parents can enroll their children

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Free VPK and the STEAM Curriculum Can Help Children Succeed in Life

If you have been paying attention to the world of education and child care, you may have heard references to the STEAM curriculum. No, it has nothing to do with boiling water or evaporation. The STEAM curriculum is the cutting edge education concept that focuses on five distinct elements: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. Put them all together and you get STEAM! LAKE NONA — Your Child and STEAM You might think that these subjects would be too advanced for young, preschool-aged children. But, the truth is that exposing children early to these concepts can help create learning habits

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What If Day Care Was More than Just “Care” During the Day?

Parents today are busier than ever before. In many households, both parents work or both wear many hats and have many commitments that make their lives hectic. While it’s very important to provide for your family, it’s also important to prepare your children for the future. So, if you already need to put your kids in daycare to accommodate the other necessities of your life, why not enroll them in a day care program that will give them the biggest leg up for the future? And why not take advantage of the state’s VPK program, which entitles every child aged

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VPK Program at Amazing Explorers Academy Prepares Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

There’s a tendency to believe that the STEAM curriculum — which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics — is highly technical and science-based. While students at The Amazing Explorers Academy certainly do get more exposure to science and analytical thinking than children at many other daycare and early childhood education programs, there is another element powering the STEAM curriculum: Creativity. LAKE NONA Pre-School — The Benefits of Creativity Creativity is an essential part of the Amazing Explorers STEAM-based curriculum. Recent educational studies have found that incorporating play into learning is critical to promoting productive thought. Playing encourages critical thinking

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STEM vs. STEAM: What’s the Difference?

There’s a lot of talk in education circles about the benefits of a STEM curriculum. But there’s also a lot of discussion about the STEAM curriculum. So what’s the difference? And is one better than the other? Let’s take a closer look. LAKE NONA Private School — What Is STEM? There has been a push in recent years to promote the STEM curriculum, not only in schools but also in preschool, day care and early childhood education. STEM is an acronym that stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics”. The concept is that introducing children to these ideas at an

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