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 life in the 21st century and beyond, using hands on exploration. The school uses STEM to inspire, connect and engage the youngest minds already immersed in a technologically connected world.
“We are committed to making a difference in our communities and provide families with a preschool experience for their children that stands above all the rest,” said Marnie Forestieri, Chief Learning Officer and Principal, Amazing Explorers Academy®. “We thank the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando for recognizing our vision and future growth throughout Central Florida. It is an honor to be included on this list with other forward thinking companies that will undoubtedly have a tremendous impact in the years to come.”
Amazing Explorers Academy™ came on the educational preschool scene in 2015 with the launch of its first school in the popular Orlando suburb of Oviedo. The school quickly filled to capacity with 250 students. The school’s concept began with the assembly of a task force, leading thinkers including university professors, entrepreneurs, technology experts and community leaders from around Central Florida and beyond who helped identify the new challenges facing the early childhood industry. Working closely with University of Central Florida professors and researchers the school developed a new education approach to redefine the next generation.
As with Amazing Explorers Academy® Oviedo, Amazing Explorers Academy® Lake Nona will include innovative, hands-on, learning environments including a fully digital L’Atelier, a technology & art studio, inspired by the Reggio Schools in Italy. Modeled after 21st century collaborative spaces, such as
Apple, Google and Pixar companies, where real employees innovate, design and engage, preschoolers will do the same, creating projects using multimedia, early programming, robotics and early coding skills.
Amazing Explorers Academy® plans to expand its reach with the building of additional franchises throughout the region over the next five years. Franchises are available throughout the state of Florida in Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and South Florida.
ABOUT AMAZING EXPLORERS ACADEMY® The Amazing Explorers Academy® concept was developed by a task force of leading thinkers in multidisciplinary fields, including university professors, technology experts and community leaders who helped identify the new challenges facing the early childhood industry. Amazing Explorers Academy® is a next generation preschool that educates its students through understanding and embracing the characteristics of the generation born into a digital world using STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Amazing Explorers Academy® vision is to introduce 21st century skills to children at a young age when they are open to learning and curious about the world around them. Amazing Explorers Academy® began in Oviedo, Florida, a suburb of Orlando, in 2015 and began franchising in 2017. Amazing Explorers Academy plans to open seven new schools over the next year, including schools in Lake Nona’s Laureate Park neighborhood.