Preschools in Oviedo FL — Inspiring Creativity in Kids

Every child has creativity inside of them. Some just haven’t learned how to express it yet. As one of the leading preschools in Oviedo FL, The Amazing Explorers Academy is experienced at helping children discover the creativity that lies dormant within their minds. Our skilled, professional educators have the knowledge and experience to help even the youngest children release their inner creativity. Preschools in Oviedo FL — Promoting Curiosity One of the ways we do this is to cultivate creativity and acknowledge that there are many different forms of intelligence. Sometimes, that is all that is required is to introduce children

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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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Day Care in Oviedo – Brighten Up Lunches with ‘Love Notes’

Sending your children off to preschool, day care, or even a day with the babysitter or nanny can be a traumatic experience for some parents. When you love your children as much as you do, even spending a few hours separated from them can be heartbreaking. But now there’s a way you can keep in touch with your child even if you can’t physically be with them while you are working or while they are away from home, even temporarily. Day Care in Oviedo – Saying ‘I Love You’ in a Note It’s important for children to know how much their

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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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10 Summer Reading Programs for Kids

School is just about out for summer. We know you and your students are ready for the break. However, these long summer breaks can take their toll with students losing skills you worked so hard to teach! We put together this list of free summer reading programs to help keep kids reading and learning all summer long. There is also a free printable list of these programs that you can email to parents or send home in backpacks. Barnes & Noble Imagination Destination Book Adventure – This is a free program offered by Sylvan Learning. Chuck E. Cheese’s – Earn

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Six Characteristics of a Great STEM Lesson

Six Characteristics of a Great STEM Lesson

STEM is more than just a grouping of subject areas. It is a movement to develop the deep mathematical and scientific underpinnings students need to be competitive in the 21st-century workforce. But this movement goes far beyond preparing students for specific jobs. STEM develops a set of thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative, and creative skills that students can use in all areas of their lives. STEM isn’t a standalone class—it’s a way to intentionally incorporate different subjects across an existing curriculum. Here’s a quick rundown of the STEM acronym: Science: The study of the natural world. Technology: One surprise—the STEM definition

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Innovative educators preparing the Next Generation

Innovative educators preparing the Next Generation

For the digital generation, kids who don’t remember life without the internet, answers are immediate, no more than a click away – and a wifi connection. Now, Amazing Explorers Academy Oviedo is taking that one step further, embracing the digital generation and their zest for learning by bringing the answers up close and personal, with an innovative new approach to learning. This initial focus on technology and innovation at Amazing Explorers, which launched in Oviedo in March 2015, was inspired by community relationships. Chief Learning Officer, Marnie Forestieri consulted with Orlando Science Center educators on ideas for a content-rich exhibits

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Building A Loving Relationship With Your Children

Building A Loving Relationship With Your Children

A loving relationship with you is the most important part of your child’s environment. Tuning in and responding to your child with warmth and gentleness lays the foundations for your child’s development and helps to shape the adult your child will become. Why loving, nurturing relationships are important Children’s relationships shape the way they see the world and affect all areas of their development. Your child’s most important early relationships are with you, other family members and carers. It’s through relationships that children learn more about their world – how to think, understand, communicate, behave, show emotions, develop social skills

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Early Childhood Science Education

Early Childhood Science Education

At an early age, all children have the capacity and propensity to observe, explore, and discover the world around them (NRC 2012). These are basic abilities for science learning that can and should be encouraged and supported among children in the earliest years of their lives. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) affirms that learning science and engineering practices in the early years can foster children’s curiosity and enjoyment in exploring the world around them and lay the foundation for a progression of science learning in K–12 settings and throughout their entire lives. This statement focuses primarily on children from

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