Amazing Explorers – the Perfect Addition to Lake Nona

The community of Lake Nona, located in Orlando, Florida, is one of the state’s up and coming technological centers. This makes it a perfect location for Amazing Explorers Academy’s newest preschool. Lake Nona is synonymous with innovation, making it the ideal location for Amazing Explorers’ innovative, science-based, hands-on learning experience. Now, the children of researchers, scientists, and other technology-centric employees who call Lake Nona home can explore similar passions for learning as their parents. Lake Nona Preschool — The Technology Boom Lake Nona’s Medical City development is considered one of the state’s leading biomedical research and education centers. It is home

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Does Your Child Qualify for Florida’s Free Prekindergarten Program?

  The state of Florida was one of the first in the country to offer free pre-kindergarten for all of its resident children. The criteria for qualification for Florida’s free VPK program is very simple: Your child has to reside in the state and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the school year to be eligible. Plus, if your child’s 4th birthday falls between Feb. 2 and Sept 1 in the calendar year, you can postpone enrolling your child in VPK if you want and wait until the following school year, when your child is 5

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What Is Florida’s VPK Program and How Does It Work?

In the state of Florida, every 4 and 5-year-old child is entitled to attend the preschool of their choice — either public or private — where they can participate in a free pre kindergarten program designed to give them study skills they can use throughout their academic career and beyond. The Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program represents an innovative commitment on the part of the state to give its youngest students a chance to excel at academics and into their professional careers. Oviedo Day Cares — Early Start on Excellence Childhood development researchers tell us that the most important growth and

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VPK + STEAM = Your Child’s Future Success

When it comes to a winning formula for your child’s future, there’s only one thing parents need to remember: VPK + STEAM = Success No, it’s not an advanced physics problem. It’s a simple equation. Enrolling your 4 or 5-year-old in Amazing Explorer’s free Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program, which features a curriculum centered on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) will give your child his or her best chance to succeed throughout their academic career and beyond. Lake Nona Day Care — Florida Leading the Nation on Early Childhood Education If you live in Florida, your child already has

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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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