Disconnecting Children from Technology

Advice from Amazing Explorers’ Marnie Forestieri With the summer months around the corner, parents start thinking about activities for their children. Summer is an exciting time to celebrate milestones and pursue other interests. Nevertheless, during the summer months, some children become more dependent on TV, game consoles, or other electronic devices for entertainment. With growing evidence of the negative effects of exposure to devices and recent research on how the brain is wired differently when exposed to technology in early ages, parents are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of helping their children disconnect from technology. Educators and psychologists recommend

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child making St. Patrick's Day crafts

The STEAM Benefits of St. Patrick’s Day Arts & Crafts

There’s More to Arts & Crafts Than Meets the Eye! The “A” in STEAM stands for “Art,” and every St. Patrick’s Day is a great opportunity for some fun arts and crafts to share with your preschoolers. Your kitchen can quickly turn into an art studio with the right supplies and a young mind full of imagination and creativity. Did you know though that these arts and crafts have a purpose beyond being fun? Here are several real and fantastic benefits your early learner can get from creating collages, cards and more this St. Patrick’s Day.   Fine Motor Skill

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Kindergarten Readiness

Your Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

A Quick Peek at What Your Little Learner Needs to Know Your child is ready to be a kindergartener soon! But amidst all the excitement, as a parent, you’re probably wondering: What should your child know by kindergarten? What skills will he or she be expected to have? These questions can be stressful, but the good news is that attending VPK programs like Amazing Explorers Academy can help make that transition a whole lot smoother for you and your child. To get an idea of what to expect in kindergarten, here’s a short kindergarten readiness checklist you can review before

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Valentine's Day Arts & Crafts

Fun Valentine’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers

3 Arts and Crafts Your Early Learner Will Love! The “A” in STEAM stands for “Art,” and every Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity for some fun arts and crafts to share with your preschoolers. Your kitchen can quickly turn into an art studio with the right supplies and a young mind full of imagination and creativity. Looking for a way to engage your early learner with exciting arts and crafts this holiday? We have a few they’ll really “love” listed below! Valentine’s Day Art Collages Have you ever tried making process art collages? What we love about this technique

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Why Early Education Is Important For Kids

The Importance of Early Learning in Pre-Kindergarten Care Have you ever wondered why early education is important for kids? While most kids only start to get a formal education in kindergarten, studies now show that all children start to learn from the moment they’re born. In other words, if you wait until ages 5-6 to start engaging with your kid’s about learning, you’re missing out on some pretty formative years. So, what exactly is the value in getting your early learner started in education as soon as possible? Amazing Explorers explains a few key benefits of early childhood education below.

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3 Fun Science Experiments For Preschoolers

How to Help Your Preschooler Learn to Love STEM Early Kids grow up as natural scientists, curious and eager to learn everything about the world about them. So why do so many children grow up learning to hate the sciences? One reason is because we forget to show kids all the ways that science is part of their daily life—and also really fun! At Amazing Explorers, we put together 3 fun science experiments you can do with your preschooler to help them learn to love STEM early and get ready for the 21st century. Just remember that even the smartest

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Now Open: Amazing Explorers in Winter Springs

Best Day Care In Winter Springs Announcing the opening of the best day care in Winter Springs, Florida. The Amazing Explorers Academy has expanded by opening our 3rd location in Winter Springs, Florida. Parents will have the opportunity to enroll their child in one of the best STEAM educational programs in the area. Our curriculum is administered in a non-traditional hands-on learning environment. Winter Springs, Florida is one of the best communities to live, work and raise kids in. So it’s no surprise that the team at Amazing Explorers selected Winter Springs, Florida for its newest facility. Now Winter Springs,

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Amazing Explorers Academy® Named to List of 10 Fast Growing Latino Companies in Central Florida

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

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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

 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 the award.   “These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and

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