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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Florida’s VPK Showing Results for More than a Decade

In 2005, voters in the state of Florida approved an important amendment, one that provided free access to voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPF) education for all of the state’s 4- and 5-year-olds. The measure allowed the parents of every pre-school aged child to enroll their sons and daughters into either public or private schools or day care centers where they would learn valuable skills including how to identify shapes and colors, write their own names, and recognize patterns and letters. The purpose of providing free VPK for every pre-school aged child in Florida was to give them the foundation for a lifetime

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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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