Back to School Season is Officially Underway

For parents with older children, every year it seems like the “Back to School” ads start earlier and earlier in the summer. Before the July 4th fireworks are even finished, parents are bombarded with reminders that soon it will be time to send the kids back to school. Oviedo Day Care — For New Parents, It’s All Brand New But for many parents who have young children, this year’s late summer tradition may be their first experience with school supplies sales, school uniforms fittings, and other back to school season since they were children themselves. This is especially true for

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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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What Is Florida VPK and How Does It Work?

The state of Florida believes that its children are its future. Every boy and girl in the state who is  four or five years old is entitled to free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) at the school or child care facility of their choice. Lake Nona Day Care — Investing in Our Future The purpose of VPK is to give every child in Florida the learning skills they need to succeed in school for the rest of their academic career. The foundational skills children learn in VPK will help them continue to learn better as they make their way through grade school,

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Important Acronyms for Your Child’s Future

Parents of young children just entering the education world for the first time have to deal with a lot of letters. And, it’s not just the ABCs we’re talking about here. Acronyms, sets of letters that stand for something else, are pretty common place these days, think TGIF (“Thank God it’s Friday) or LOL (“Laugh out loud”). But, for parents, two of the most important acronyms to learn for their child’s future educational benefit are VPK and STEAM. Invest in Florida — What Is VPK? What does VPK stand for? It’s an acronym for “Voluntary Prekindergarten”. This is the state-funded

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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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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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Should You Choose Summer or Fall for Your FREE VPK at Amazing Explorers?

The state of Florida’s voluntary pre-kindergarten program pays for every child aged 4- and 5-years old to participate in a state-sponsored education program at an accredited facility such as Amazing Explorers. But parents have a choice whether to send their children to the free VPK program at Amazing Explorers during the regular school year or during the summer session. There are benefits to both. VPK Is Free to All Children Unlike other state-funded programs, there are no prerequisites that limit which children can benefit from this free program. Every child, regardless of where in Florida they live or their family’s

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